Vladimir Lenin, The State and Revolution
Anonymous asked: What books or reading material would you suggest to someone who wants to learn the basics of anarchy?
I’ve been asked this a few times and I think I probably say something different every time … anyway, if it’s the basics you’re after, you could do worse than the following:
Anarchy by Errico Malatesta
Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism by Lucien Van Der Walt and Michael Schmitt.
The Floodgates of Anarchy by Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer
Anarcho-Syndicalism by Rudolph Rocker
The ABC of Anarchism by Alexander Berkman
Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
Anarchy in Action by Colin Ward
Anarchism: From Theory to Practice by Daniel Guerin
The Conquest of Bread by Pyotr Kropotkin
Bakunin on Anarchy edited by Sam Dolgoff
they’ll give you the basics of anarchism - once you get bored of them I’d say get into some history, like “We the Anarchists" by Stuart Christie which is a history of the IFA in Spain,"Anarcho Syndicalism in the 20th century" by Vadim Damier which is pretty self explanatory. Also Kropotkin and the Rise of Revolutionary Anarchism 1872-1886 by Caroline Cahm which is the best book on Kropotkin you’ll find anywhere.
I was asked to make this reblogable, which I hope it is now
Also, No Gods No Masters edited by Daniel Guerin is the best single volume anthology of classic anarchist texts, featuring all the people listed above.
If any of the links here are dead, check out anarchist-pdf-archive.tumblr.com, and failing that ask me an I’ll upload them.