This collection discusses both the history and theory of anarchism and in particular examines italian anarchism, the relationship between Marxism and anarchism, the influence of Kropotkin, new social movements and the anarchist theory of history.



chapter |22 pages


ByDavid Goodway

part I|82 pages


chapter 1|54 pages

Italian Anarchism, 1870–1926

ByCarl Levy

chapter 2|27 pages

The practice of direct action

The Barcelona rent strike of 1931
ByNick Rider

part II|91 pages


chapter 3|17 pages

Marxism and anarchism

ByDaniel Guérin

chapter 4|23 pages

Human nature and anarchism

ByPeter Marshall

chapter 5|26 pages

The role of contract in anarchist ideology

ByRobert Graham

chapter 6|22 pages

Outline of an anarchist theory of history

ByAlan Carter

part III|76 pages


chapter 7|16 pages

Indian anarchism:

The curious case of Vinoba Bhave, anarchist ‘Saint of the Government'
ByGeoffrey Ostergaard

chapter 8|18 pages

Kropotkin and technical education

An anarchist voice
ByMichael Smith

chapter 9|24 pages

Co-operatives and anarchism

A contemporary perspective
ByTom Cahill

chapter 10|16 pages

New social movements

The anarchic dimension
ByMurray Bookchin