Synopses & Reviews
Dissecting anarchist history from classic examples through contemporary occurrences, and even tying it to everyday life, this exploration collects many disparate movements into a cohesive whole to better understand anarchy in theory and praxis. The book posits modern anarchy as not only the most revolutionary, but as the only antisystem movement left—a seclusion that is occurring for the first time in history. Chronicling anarchy with a discerning eye, this study provides a greater understanding of anarchist thought, including how it applies in current tumultuous times, and reveals how many movements have been forgotten—contributing to a misconception of anarchys essence. Further insight into American philosophies, such as New England Transcendentalism, is also included.
About the Author
Žiga Vodovnik is an assistant professor of political science in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. His teaching and research focus on contemporary political theories and praxes, social movements in the Americas, and the history of political ideas. Howard Zinn was a lifelong activist for peace and justice as well as a historian, playwright, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling and groundbreaking A People's History of the United States.