[Week 2]: Suggestion Thread

Submitted by buzz in readingclub (edited )

In your suggestion please:

  • provide the name of the text
  • provide a stable link to access the text
  • give a brief description about the text / what intrests you in the text / why you think this would be good for the group

texts from past weeks still in the running:

  • Discourse on Colonialism
  • 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
  • Anarchism, Marxism, and the Future of the Left -- Interviews and Essay, 1993-1998
  • The Anarchist Roots of Geography
  • A Brief History of Neoliberalism
  • Homage to Catalonia
  • Conquest of Bread
  • The Iron Fist behind the Invisible Hand
  • The Dispossessed
  • Society of the Spectacle
  • The Unique and it's Property
  • The Revolution of Everyday Life, Desert, and Settlers
  • Against Innocence: Race, Gender, & The Politics of Safety
  • The Word For World Is Forest

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buzz wrote (edited )

I wouldn't mind doing a reading about the police, such as:

I understand people have probably read these texts before, I have read origins of the police. Suggest better anti-cop readings if you can!

I also wouldnt mind reading any part of C.L.R James's "The Black Jacobins" pdf link, because I have to anyway. It is quite lengthy and maybe not suitable.


Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

I'd love to read The Black Jacobins, but yeah, I don't see us getting through something very long (it looks 400+ pages). I'd also like to read Our Enemies in Blue - but that's 364 pages. Not sure if anybody thinks these are doable, I'd be willing to reconsider.

Origins of the Police seems pretty doable though!

Are you also reading David Scott's Conscripts of Modernity? That's where I was first exposed to The Black Jacobins.


buzz wrote

i didn't really vet these texts, na yeah we shouldnt be doing anything that takes more than 4 hours to listen to/read. I wouldn't mind doing anything from http://aworldwithoutpolice.org/study-guide/ that seems compelling enough (or any police readings, I had just seen our enemies posted a lot on raddle before).

My intrest in The Black Jacobins is apart of my essay on the historigraphy on the haitian revolution i have to do. I have only read the last 2? chapters because that was what was most relevent, but not the rest.


Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

The Revolution of Everyday Life, Desert, and Settlers

are three separate texts

Settlers I'd love to read, I've been hearing about it lately.

The Revolution of Everyday Life is very long.

Desert is doable and I totally recommend it sometime and have already done so in this post before noticing it tacked on to another book.


Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

desert - the classic of green nihilist anarchism your anarchist grandma warned you about
(not so long)

and baedan 1, the journal of queer nihilist badassery
(pretty long though)