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Author LinkMarshall, Peter H.,1946-
Title LinkDemanding the impossible : a history of anarchism / Peter Marshall.
Imprint Oakland, CA : PM Press, c2010.
Description xv, 818 p. ;  20 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note "Be realistic: demand the impossible!"
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1992.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 708-794) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction -- pt. I. Anarchism in theory (1. The river of anarchy -- 2. Society and the state -- 3. Freedom and equality) -- pt. II. The forerunners of anarchism (4. Taoism and Buddhism -- 5. The Greeks -- 6. Christianity -- 7. The Middle Ages -- 8. The English revolution -- 9. The French Renaissance and Enlightenment -- 10. The British Enlightenment) -- pt. III. Great libertarians (11. French libertarians -- 12. German libertarians -- 13. British libertarians -- 14. American libertarians) -- pt. IV. Classic anarchist thinkers (15. William Godwin : the lover of order -- 16. Max Stirner : the consious egoist -- 17. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon : the philosopher of poverty -- 18. Michael Bakunin : the fanatic of freedom -- 19. Peter Kropotkin : the revolutionary evolutionist -- 20. Elisée Reclus : the geographer of liberty -- 21. Errico Malatesta : the electrician of revolution -- 22. Leo Tolstoy : the count of peace -- 23. American individualists and Communists -- 24. Emma Goldman : the most dangerous woman -- 25. German Communists -- 26. Mohandas Gandhi : the gentle revolutionary) -- pt. V. Anarchism in action (27. France -- 28. Italy -- 29. Spain -- 30. Russia and the Ukraine -- 31. Northern Europe -- 32. United States -- 33. Latin America -- 34. Asia) -- pt. VI. Modern anarchism (35. The New Left and the counter-culture -- 36. The New Right and anarcho-capitalism -- 37. Modern libertarians -- 38. Modern anarchists -- 39. Murray Bookchin and the ecology of freedom) -- pt. VII. The legacy or anarchism (40. Ends and means -- 41. The relevance of anarchism) -- Epilogue.
Summary An authoritative and lively study, exploring the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power. Marshall investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements through the world.
Subject LinkAnarchism -- History.
LinkAnarchists.

System Number 000670411
ISBN Link9781604860641 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link1604860642 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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