walters' book is just a little bit dated at this point, but he is still able to summarize and nutshell the core reasoning on most of the anarchist positions with a level of clarity and directness that one rarely encounters in discussions this abstract. i found myself copying out whole paragraphs, and then whole pages, and then whole sections because he just puts everything so damn well. i wouldn't expect that every anarchist would agree with everything he says (hell, i don't), but he sticks to a lot of basics that a lot of anarchists can agree on. its a really easy real rewarding read that i would recommend to everyone--people just curious about anarchism and veterans looking for a good primer to hand out. but even very well read anarchist might find some new stuff in hear. i've been reading the literature for a couple years now and there was a lot in here that i hadn't heard anywhere else.