a particular anarchist's breakdown and explanation of theory and thought.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Proudhon - 1840 - What is Property

Proudhon is the philosopher who coined the term "anarchy" as most anarchists today understand it. Although Godwin founded the tradition of political anarchism, Proudhon gave the movement its title and its socialism.
So although he says "I can claim no merit save that of priority of utterance," he cannot even claim that. Nonetheless, his book, What Is Property?, is worth reading, especially if one would like to be well read in the anarchist tradition and history. Since prior formatting is annoying, with horizontal lines in the middle of a sentence, or the pains in reading a Google Book (although they can be cool! what with being scans of ancient books stuffed in old libraries), I have decided to format a PDF of this book. It's uploaded in my files and available for viewing here.
In chapter five, he discusses anarchism, and defines the new term.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Nestor Makhno Addition to the Burning Library

I just finished formatting another PDF. It can be downloaded here and of course is available in Makhno's own aisle of the Burning Library.
The PDF is My Visit to the Kremlin. It's his account of interviews with Lenin and Svernlov, two important Bolshevik leaders. The eBook is quite short, only 23 pages - good for summer reading.
I'm not certain why I am making so many PDFs all of a sudden... Oh right - it's less trying than actually writing.

Hancock 38 Drone Resisters

Just let me waste some time and distract myself from homework.
37 people were arrested in civil disobedience to the use of drones in warfare. They did this because the use of drones in combat and surveillance scenarios is real fucking illegal. Really, 38 people were arrested, since someone's truck left tire tracks on Hancock airfield's lawn - even though he was advised to park their by the authorities for the demo.
I am going to be finishing and hopefully publishing an article about drones in war. When I am finished, I will post a PDF or links on this blog.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Conquest of Bread

I just finished formatting a PDF of the Conquest of Bread. It's available here and in the Burning Library for download.
This is a very quick and inspirational little book.