Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism Book Review
In this updated edition, a new epilogue examines the most recent developments, including 'post-anarchism' and 'anarcho-primitivism' as well as the anarchist contribution to the peace, green and 'Global Justice' movements.
Demanding the Impossible is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what anarchists stand for and what they have achieved. It will also appeal to those who want to discover how anarchism offers an inspiring and original body of ideas and practices which is more relevant than ever in the twenty-first century.
Anarchy is a concept that is often misunderstood. Its often associated with violence, chaos and revolution. The hilarious part is that all political systems come into power through violence, not the least of which is democracy, which continues to employ violence to spread it's wings throughout the world. In all reality, very few Anarchists have turned to violent protest.
This book covers everyone from Tolstoy to Goldman and Stirner. The range of Anarchy is vast, easily as vast as any other system. It ranges from right to left on the political scale and can appeal to everyone from a socialist to a libertarian! If you have any interest in learning about the true Anarchism and it's history, this is definately the book for you. Its insightful, interesting and delightful.