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150 years of Libertarian

This year, 2008, marks the 150th anniversary of the use of the word “libertarian” by anarchists.

Buying An Anarchist FAQ

Obviously, you can order An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) from any bookshop or any on-line bookseller. However, if you do then the publisher (i.e., AK Press) gets less money back in return (middle-men get their cut, in other words).

Normally, this is not an issue but as AK Press is an Anarchist publishing house then this means that they will not get that money to fund new anarchist material. Given its size and given that its price is £20/$25, every penny counts!

London launch of An Anarchist FAQ

London launch of volume 1 of An Anarchist FAQ

At long last we have the much anticipated book launch of An Anarchist FAQ (volume one) in London at Housmans Bookshop. The main author Iain McKay will be speaking on the history and aims of the work, which has now been published by AK Press. This will be followed by a discussion on the book.

Launch of volume 1 of An Anarchist FAQ

At long last we have the much anticipated book launch of An Anarchist FAQ (volume one) at December’s Radical Independent Bookfair in Glasgow. The main author Iain McKay will be speaking on the history and aims of the work, which has now been published by AK Press. This will be followed by a discussion on the book.

Unfinished appendix on economics

This is an unfinished appendix on classical economics (i.e., The Labour Theory of Value) and discussing its merits, particularly compared to neo-classical marginal utility theory.

AFAQ and Medieval Iceland

David Friedman has produced a "critique" of what was formally section F.9 of "An Anarchist FAQ" (AFAQ). As main contributor to AFAQ, I think it is wise to make a few comments about his comments. As will be seen, Friedman's critique is more smoke than fire, misunderstanding certain words we use and significantly failing to address the issues the section raises.

YouTube AFAQ adverts

A comrade has created two short but good adverts promoting An Anarchist FAQ (via the mirror at the infoshop).

Volume 1 cover -- and suggestions for volume 2

The cover for volume 1 has been added to the appropriate AFAQ webpage. It is also included in this blog posting. It does look amazing! The rest of the layout is equally impressive.

The picture is from a French CNT May Day demo. It is such a good picture, and sums up what anarchism should be: a mass social movement aiming to transform society. The banner's multi-lingual "Direct Action Against Capital" sums up both our internationalism and a key part of our ideas, anti-capitalism.

Sorel and Syndicalism

This paragraph was dropped from section H.2.8: What is the relationship of anarchism to syndicalism? as it was not totally relevant (and section H was long enough as it was!). Also, Stack's statement was based on personal experience (hearing him) rather than being in print. Still, it is a relatively common myth so here it is in the blog.

An Anarchist FAQ version 13.0

Welcome to the official An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) blog!

This will be used to summarise new releases, make announcements, make supplemental additions to the FAQ, clarify points, reply to any relevant criticism and so on. It is doubtful that it will be updated that often, but it is useful to have.

  


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