By Robert Graham

Quantity one in all Anarchism: A Documentary heritage of Libertarian rules, is a finished and much ranging selection of anarchist writings from the feudal period (300) to 1939. Edited and brought by means of famous anarchist student Robert Graham, the gathering will comprise the definitive texts from the anarchist culture of political proposal, starting with the various earliest writings from China and Europe opposed to feudal servitude and authority.

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A CONSTRUCTIVE POUCY WE ARE OffEN ACCUSED OF lACKING a constructive policy. " But we are asked to put for­ ward "practical" solutions for the struggle against fascism and capitalism. Needless to say we do not accept the charges made against us. We admit that our readers will not find in our pages prescriptions for curing humanity from all the ills that beset it. What some of our readers obviously would like are slogans, manifestos, and pro­ grams which offer to the working-class in a few lines the means of achieving not only the end of fascism but also of bringing about the era of workers' happiness.

Half-measures have failed and now the inevitable catastrophe has overwhelmed us. Whether that catastrophe is the final paroxysm of a doomed system, leaving the world darker and more despairing than ever; or whether it is the prelude to a spontaneous and univer­ sal insurrection, will depend on a swift apprehension of the destiny that is upon us. Faith in the fundamental goodness of man; humility in the presence of natural law; reason and mutual aid-these are the qualities that can save us. But they must be uni­ fied and vitalized by an insurrectionary passion, a flame in which all virtues are tem­ pered and clarified, and brought to their most effective strength.

The whole world was open to his longings and his quests. Now the world has become a prison, and life continual solitary confinement. Especially is this true since the advent of dictatorship, right and left. Friedrich Nietzsche called the State a cold monster. What would he have called the hideous beast in the garb of modern dictatorship? Not that government had ever allowed much scope to the individual; but the champions of the new State ideology do not grant even that much. " Nothi ng less than the complete surrender of the individual will satisfy the insatiable appetite of the new deity .

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