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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Property is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Reader...

is now for sale at AK Press. As I described it in my blurb:

From Iain McKay, principal author of the standard anarchist educational resource An Anarchist FAQ, comes Property is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology. Besides replacing Stewart Edwards' Selected Writings as the definitive Proudhon reader after several decades, it is clearly superior to Edwards' collection. First, instead of Edwards' unsatisfactory approach of compiling snippets of text under subject headings in a sort of Bartlett's Quotations format, McKay's anthology provides complete digests of Proudhon's texts with important passages in unbroken form. Second, this collection includes a wide variety of new texts, many of them translated especially for the present effort. This new anthology may well serve as the definitive reference source for as long as Selected Writings did. This should be cause for excitement and eager anticipation among Proudhon enthusiasts everywhere.


Blogger Todd S. said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this. I went ahead and pre-ordered a copy. I can read Proudhon anywhere online, but I've long felt that things got lost in translation. It would be nice to see some informed (and modern) commentary alongside.

March 10, 2011 6:46 PM  
Blogger GCU Prosthetic Conscience said...

If only they had it in ePub.

March 15, 2011 9:38 AM  
Blogger Larry Gambone said...

Thank you Iain for doing this. I will be looking forward to reading the book

March 21, 2011 7:14 PM  

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