on 29 August 2013
This is by no means an essential read for those who have a more than basic understanding of anarchy. As it says on the title, it is an argument (for and against) for anarchism. It does not go into any great detail, but does provide a snapshot of anarchist principles. What goes in this books favour is Albert Meltzer, for me he is one of the more influential anarchist figures in UK history as he often contradicted the views of other anarchist thinkers and though that the only real anarchism was anarcho-communism. He was influential in the formation of the Anarchist Black Cross and his views are instrumental in the manifesto of the Anarchist Federation. This book is a handy guide for beginners so they can research further.