Alexander Berkman (November 21, – June 28, ) was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century, famous for both his . “All such people need a primer of Anarchism—an ABC, as it were, that would Alexander Berkman (Author); Emma Goldman (Introduction); Barry Pateman. Alexander Berkman’s “What is Anarchism?” is simply one of the best introductions to the ideas of what is often called class struggle anarchism.

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The ABC of Anarchism

AK Press Collectively-owned, worker-run. Radical publishing and distribution since Jan 7, ISBN Details A bekman of perhaps the first and best exposition of anarchism by one of its greatest propagandists by both word and deed and thinkers. In a clear conversation with the reader Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for anarchism and the methods for bringing it about.


Combines the oft-reprinted texts of What is Communist Anarchism?

What Is Communist Anarchism? | The Anarchist Library

Foreworded by his comrade and lover Emma Goldman, as well as Barry Pateman. That it has fulfilled its purpose no one who has read this little book will deny.

It was the only attempt of an anarchist to present his ideas in a thorough and cohesive way, ideas distilled from nearly forty years of activism. He examines how change comes about—and, just as importantly for him, why it doesn’t.

What is Anarchism?

Perhaps in a book filled with thoughtful and contentious points, the most salient discussion is why people continue to accept capitalism and all its institutions that oppress and repress individual freedom. For Berkman, human evolution was instinctively predicated on mutual aid and justice was a kind of instinctive sympathy that can only be hindered alexqnder corrupted by government.

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