Anarchy101's Canon of Anarchist Works

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  • Peter Gelderloos - Anarchy Works

  • Emma Goldman - Anarchism and Other Essays

  • Ruth Kinna - Anarchism: A Beginner's Guide

  • Cindy Milstein - Anarchism and Its Aspirations

  • Colin Ward - Anarchy In Action

  • Noam Chomsky & Nathan Schneider - On Anarchism


  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - What Is Property?

  • Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels - Manifesto of the Communist Party

  • Karl Marx - Capital: Critique of Political Economy

  • Harry Cleaver - Reading Capital Politically

  • Pyotr Kropotkin - The State: Its Historic Role

  • Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

  • Noam Chomsky - Hegemony Or Survival: America's Quest For Global Dominance

  • David Graeber - Debt: The First 5000 Years

  • Guy Debord - The Society of the Spectacle

  • Immanuel Wallerstein - The Modern World-System

  • Kevin Carson - The Iron Fist Behind the Invisible Hand

  • CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective - Days of War, Nights of Love

  • Peter Linebaugh - Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures and Resistance


  • Emma Goldman - My Disillusionment In Russia

  • Alexander Berkman - The Bolshevik Myth

  • Rosa Luxemburg - Leninism Or Marxism?

  • Gregori Maximoff - The Guillotine At Work: Twenty Years of Terror In Russia

Collectivist and Communist Anarchism

  • Mikhail Bakunin - Statism and Anarchy

  • Pyotr Kropotkin - The Conquest of Bread

  • Pyotr Kropotkin - Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

  • Pyotr Kropotkin - Fields, Factories and Workshops

  • Alexander Berman - Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism

  • Rudolf Rocker - Anarcho-Syndicalism

  • The Group of Russian Anarchists Abroad - Draft of the Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists

  • Errico Malatesta & Nestor Makhno - About the Platform

  • Michael Albert & Robin Hahnel - The Political Economy of Participatory Economics

  • Harold Barclay - The State

Market Anarchism

  • Josiah Warren - Equitable Commerce

  • Benjamin Tucker - Instead of a Book

  • Lysander Spooner - No Treason

  • Dyer Lum - The Economics of Anarchy

  • Kevin Carson - Studies In Mutualist Political Economy

  • Kevin Carson - Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective

  • The Center For a Stateless Society - Markets, Not Capitalism

Egoist and Post-Left Anarchism

  • Max Stirner - The Ego and Its Own

  • Friedrich Nietzsche - The Gay Science

  • Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil

  • Oscar Wilde - The Soul of Man Under Socialism

  • Renzo Novatore - Towards the Creative Nothing

  • The For Ourselves Council For Generalized Self-Management - The Right To Be Greedy: Theses On the Practical Necessity of Demanding Everything

  • Bob Black - The Abolition of Work

  • Hakim Bey - T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone

  • Feral Faun - Feral Revolution

  • CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective - Anarchy In the Age of Dinosaurs

  • Various - Enemies of Society: An Anthology of Individualist and Egoist Thought

Post-Modern Anarchism

  • Todd May - The Political Philosophy of Post-Structuralist Anarchism

  • Saul Newman - From Bakunin To Lacan

  • Lewis Call - Postmodern Anarchism

Culture, Religion, Race and Nations

  • Mikhail Bakunin - God and the State

  • Rudolf Rocker - Nationalism and Culture

  • Fredy Perlman - The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism

  • Michel Foucault - Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Modern Prison

  • Pyotr Kropotkin - Modern Science and Anarchism

  • James C. Scott - Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes To Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

  • Roger White - Post-Colonial Anarchism

  • Laozi - Tao Te Ching

  • Lev Tolstoy - The Kingdom of God Is Within You

Gender and Sexuality

  • Emile Armand - The Liberation of Sexuality

  • Emma Goldman - Living My Life

  • Silvia Federici - Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation

  • Judith Butler - Gender Trouble

  • Carole Pateman - The Sexual Contract

  • C.B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon & Abbey Volcano - Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire

The Environment, Civilization and Animals

  • Murray Bookchin - The Ecology of Freedom

  • Janet Biehl - Mumford Gutkind Bookchin: The Emergence of Eco-Decentralism

  • John Zerzan - Future Primitive and Other Essays

  • Wolfi Landstreicher - Barbaric Thoughts: On a Revolutionary Critique of Civilization

  • Brian A. Dominick - Animal Liberation and Social Revolution

Violence and Pacifism

  • Johann Most - The Science of Revolutionary Violence

  • Johann Most - The Social Monster

  • Alfredo M. Bonanno - Armed Joy

  • Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience

  • Bart de Ligt - The Conquest of Violence

  • The Invisible Committee - The Coming Insurrection

  • Peter Gelderloos - How Non-Violence Protects the State


  • Max Nettlau - A Short History of Anarchism

  • Robert Graham & others - Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas

  • Ives Fremion - Orgasms of History: 3000 Years of Spontaneous Insurrection

  • Immanuel Ness & Dario Azzellini - Ours To Master and To Own: Workers' Control From the Commune To the Present

  • James C. Scott - The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

  • Volin - The Unknown Revolution

  • Louis Ademic - Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence In America

  • Howard Zinn - A People's History of the United States of America

  • Richard Parry - The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists

  • Osvaldo Bayer - Anarchy and Violence: Severino di Giovanni

  • George Orwell - Homage To Catalonia

  • Frank Mintz - Anarchism and Workers' Self-Management In Revolutionary Spain

  • Alexandre Skirda - Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack

  • Stepahn Anarkowic - Against the God Emperor: The Anarchist Treason Trials In Japan

  • Maia Ramnath - Decolonizing Anarchism: An Anti-Authoritarian History of India's Liberation Struggle

  • Boris Yelensky - In the Struggle For Equality: The Story of the Anarchist Red Cross

  • Sam Dolgoff - The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management In the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939



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ziq wrote

I always suggest Anarchy Works to newbies, no other book has been as successful as that one at opening eyes.


bmrgould01 OP wrote

Note: This is just the list copied from /r/