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Quantity one in every of Anarchism: A Documentary background of Libertarian principles, is a accomplished and much ranging selection of anarchist writings from the feudal period (300) to 1939. Edited and brought via famous anarchist student Robert Graham, the gathering will comprise the definitive texts from the anarchist culture of political suggestion, starting with a few of the earliest writings from China and Europe opposed to feudal servitude and authority.

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And tomorrow it will be the people who will pay the price for reconstruction . We call on all those who have chosen sides without thinking to open their eyes to the situation. German and Italian fascism, the products of world imperialism, are in their death throes. Anglo-American imperialism is being aided by all of the capital­ ist forces, which are presently at bay. They are preparing for ( 1 ) an imperialist peace of the Versailles Treaty type, which will embody a new basis for future conflicts and thei r hopes for new advantages; (2) the stifling of any movement for workers' emanci­ pation, with the help of the traitors and aspirants of all countries; (3) a settling of ac­ counts.

State violence has never been based on reason or humanitarian goals. We must remember now and forever that our enemy is our master, and that war has been planned and sought by masters, and masters must be eliminated to en­ sure a world at peace. Where some have power over others, where some people exploit others, the re­ sult is rivalries, competition, ambitions, hatreds, usurpations, persecutions-which sooner or later must end in armed conflict. Those who have so often insisted on effective power, on a government that re­ ally governs, on respect for authority, today they can see for themselves what these Anti-Militarism, War & Revolution / 17 are leading to.

Perhaps even more than constituted authority, it is social uniformity and same­ ness that harass the individual most. His very "uniqueness," "separateness" and "dif­ ferentiation" make him an alien, not only in his native place, but even in his own home . . Anti-Militarism, War & Revolution /9 In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early im­ pressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensi­ tive human beings feel at home. A certain atmosphere of "belonging," the consciousness of being "at one" with the people and environment, is more essential to one's feeling of home.

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