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An education and a laugh,
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This review is from: Bash the Rich: True Life Confessions of an Anarchist in the UK (Paperback)
Not being a great fan of memoirs or autobiographies I bravely picked this up with it's promise of controversy and rebellion. I really enjoyed it; it's a great read. It gives a really good picture of the times and the development of a man's consciousness. I was impressed with the way the narrative matured with his experiences. It's also a great insight into an age before I was born or at least can fully remember. It is an incredibly easy read and I flew through the book effortlessly.
It also includes many of the debates in past and contemporary anarchism - such as the place and use of violence, issues of sexuality, direct action etc. Most of this is spoken in a brutally sincere yet amusing way. There were many parts where I laughed out aloud at some of the absurdities of the movement. Only anarchists (of all political perspectives) can laugh at themselves like this. The criticisms I have are minor and they are matters of opinion, rather than flaws with the book itself. All in all, I recommend this for book for all working people (and the "rich", whom may want to give a bit back to those they've stolen from).