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The Split in the First International

Continuing with the installments from the Anarchist Current, the Afterword to Volume Three of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas in which I survey the origins and evolution of anarchist ideas, in the excerpts below I briefly describe the split in the First International between the authoritarians who supported centralized political parties and revolutionary dictatorship, and the anti-authoritarians, the majority of whom were anarchists. 578 more words

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Kropotkin: The Action of the Masses (1890)

Every once in a while one of my older posts starts generating traffic. The most recent example is Peter Kropotkin’s article on “Workers Organization.” In that article, now included in Iain McKay’s anthology of Kropotkin’s writings,¬† 1,847 more words

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The First International and the Emergence of the Anarchist Movement

In this installment from the Anarchist Current, the Afterword to Volume Three of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, I discuss the First International and the emergence of a European anarchist movement. 1,602 more words

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Philly's First Anarchist Book Fair

No one can seem to recall if there has ever been an anarchist book fair in Philadelphia, but no matter, because on August 23,¬†dozens of vendors and organizations came together at the… 618 more words

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The Makings of an Anarcho-Syndicalist

I subscribe to a branch of socialist thinking called anarcho-syndicalism (for a good description of what that is see here, for an even better one… 719 more words