Anarchism and Its Aspirations

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by Cindy Milstein

AK Press and Institute for Anarchist Studies


SKU: 9781849350013


From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the participants in the "battle of Seattle" and the recent Greek uprising, anarchists have been inspired by the ideal of a free society of free individuals-a world without hierarchy or domination. But what exactly would that look like, and how can we get there? Anarchism and Its Aspirations provides an accessible overview of an often-misunderstood political philosophy, highlighting its principles and practices as well as its reconstructive vision of a liberatory society.


"A brilliant primer of anarchist politics." -Matt Hern, author of Common Ground in a Liquid City

"I expect Anarchism and Its Aspirations to become the introduction to anarchism of the next decade

-Gabriel Kuhn, editor of Gustav Landauer's Revolution and Other Writings

"A road map to the many social and cultural movements that anarchism has traversed . . . a testimony to its continuing ability to capture the radical imagination." -Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

"Uncompromising, practical, and hopeful, this book is essential reading for all who are taking on climate change, war, or corporate capitalism." -David Solnit, coauthor of The Battle of the Story of the "Battle of Seattle"

Cindy Milstein is an Institute for Anarchist Studies board member and a co-organizer of the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Realizing the Impossible , Confronting Capitalism , and Globalize Liberation .