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  • Paperback: 555 pages
  • Publisher: AK Press (21 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902593901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902593906
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 3.8 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The Anarchist FAQ has been one of the standout achievements of the last decade in terms of its rigourous treatment of every aspect of the theory. Its translation from screen to print is long overdue. --Freedom

The most comprehensive resource available ... for a discussion on anarchism is An Anarchist FAQ. --Flint Jones, North-Eastern Federation Anarchist Communists

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AFAQ makes its welcome debut on the printed page (over 550 pages to be exact!) This book is the essential starting point for anyone with a serious interest in anarchism as a political theory and action. Whether you want to find out about the origins of the black flag or why anarchism opposes both capitalism and state socialism this is the place to look. Well researched but accessible and very readible AFAQ is thoroughly recommneded.
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HASH(0x8df2d6a8) out of 5 stars A monumental work of anarchist scholarship! 20 Dec. 2008
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Whether you are a long-time activist looking to deepen your knowledge of anarchist theory and history or someone merely wanting to better understand the ideological undercurrents behind the mass mobilizations in Seattle, Genoa, Buenos Aires, and Athens, you will much appreciate this ENORMOUS, well-written, and highly informative book. Debunking the myth of anarcho-capitalism, Ian McKay explains how the right-wing Libertarian Party has nothing whatsoever to do with libertarian socialism, as anarchism implies the absolute rejection of both the nation-state AND the free market economy. As such, anarcho-capitalism is an obvious oxymoron. Covering many topics like the Spanish Civil War, anarcho-syndicalism, ecology, anarcha-feminism, and anarcho-primitivism, as well as the ideas of leading left libertarian theorists like Noam Chomsky, Emma Goldman, Murray Bookchin, Peter Kropotkin, Voltairine de Cleyre, Alexander Berkman, and others, this is an extremely thorough and fascinating exploration of anarchist politics and movement history. Furthermore, when you consider the size and quality of the book, it is really very affordable. Hey, AK Press, when is volume II coming out???
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HASH(0x8df31288) out of 5 stars An impressively thorough and 'reader friendly' body of work 9 Feb. 2009
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FAQ stands for 'Frequently Asked Questions'. Iain McKay's "An Anarchist FAQ" is a 555-page compendium packed with descriptive information on every aspect of the political concept of anarchy. Beginning with an extensive explanation of the term, McKay goes on to explain why anarchist oppose the current political system with its authority, hierarch, capitalism based private property constructs, and the continued existence of class systems within modern society. "An Anarchist FAQ" then addresses the commonly held myths of capitalist economics, the effects of statism and capitalism upon the society, anarchist perspectives on environmental and ecological issues, as wells as 'anarcho' (capitalism as a form of anarchism). Of special note is an appendix addressing the symbols of anarchy. "An Anarchist FAQ" is an impressively thorough and 'reader friendly' body of work which is very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Political Science reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
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HASH(0x8df31b58) out of 5 stars The answer yo every question. 6 April 2013
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Everything combined to one. It is hard to find works with so much useful information and so carefully selected. Thank you for the hard work And what you did.
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I already read excerpts of this for my class. We shall all read this book
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