April Carter, The Political Theory of Anarchism, 1971.

Suggestions for further reading

A number of introductory books on anarchism have recently appeared in paperback:

George Woodcock, Anarchism, Penguin Books

Irving L. Horowitz, (ed.), The Anarchists, Dell Publishing Co.

Leonard I. Krimerman and Lewis Perry, (eds.), Patterns of Anarchy, Doubleday

Many of the writings of anarchist theorists have not been translated into English, or are out of print. However, the following are available in paperback:

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Selected Writings of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (ed. Stewart Edwards), Macmillan

Michael Bakunin, The Political Philosophy of Bakunin (ed. G. P. Maximoff), The Free Press of Glencoe

Peter Kropotkin, Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Dover Books

Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy's Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence, Signet Books

The best recent book on anarchism is Daniel Guerin's Anarchism: From Theory to Practice, Monthly Review Press. The English translation appeared in 1970, with an Introduction by Noam Chomsky.

A generally interesting analysis of the anarchist content of current left-wing movements is provided by an issue of Government and Opposition edited by James Joll: Anarchism Today', Government and Opposition, Vol. 5, No. 4, Autumn 1970. This issue includes a helpful survey of the literature on anarchism.

One of the best guides to literature being published, and to anarchist theory past and present is the monthly journal Anarchy, published by Freedom Press, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London, E.i.


Anarchy, Freedom Press, No. 98 (April 1969) No. 91 (September 1968), No. 94 (December 1968) No. 96 (February 1969)

Arendt, Hannah, (1959), The Human Condition, Doubleday, Anchor Books, New York

Arendt, Hannah, (1963), On Revolution, Faber and Faber

Arendt, Hannah, (1958), The Origins of Totalitarianism, Allen & Unwin

Arendt, Hannah, 'Truth and Polities', Philosophy, Politics and Society, Third Series (eds. P. Laslett and W. G. Runciman), (1967), Basil Blackwell

Bakunin, Michael, (circa 1915), God and the State, Mother Earth Publishing Association, New York

Bakunin, Michael, (1950), Marxism, Freedom and the State, (ed. K. J. Kenafick), Freedom Press

Bakunin, Michael, (1964), The Political Philosophy of Bakunin, (ed. G. P. Maximoff), The Free Press of Glencoe, Free Press Paperbacks, New York

Baldwin, James, (1965), Notes of a Native Son, Corgi Books

Barker, Ernest, (1951), Principles of Social and Political Theory, Oxford University Press Paperbacks

Bendix, Reinhard, (1966), Max Weber, Methuen University Paperbacks

Berkman, Alexander, (1964), ABC of Anarchism, Freedom Press

Berkman, Alexander, (1925), The Bolshevik Myth, Hutchinson

Bognar, Joszef, 'Gandhi's Hundredth Birthday', The New Hungarian Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 37, (Spring 1970)

Bramstedt, E. K., (1945), Dictatorship and Political Police, Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner

Brenan, Gerald, (1967), The Spanish Labyrinth, Cambridge University Press Paperbacks

Buber, Martin, (1949), Paths in Utopia, Routledge & Kegan Paul

Buber, Martin, (1957), Pointing the Way, Routledge & Kegan Paul

Camus, Albert, (1962), The Rebel, Penguin Books

Cole, G. D. H., (1961), A History of Socialist Thought, vols. 1-5, Macmillan

Coltman, Irene, (1962), Private Men and Public Causes, Faber & Faber

Comfort, Alex, (1946), Art and Social Responsibility, Falcon Press

Comfort, Alex, (1950), Authority and Delinquency in the Modern State, Routledge & Kegan Paul

Crick, Bernard, (1964), In Defence of Politics, Penguin Books

De Jouvenel, Bertrand, (1948), Power, Hutchinson & Co.

De Jouvenel, Bertrand, (1963), The Pure Theory of Politics, Cambridge University Press

De Mauny, Erik, (1969), Russian Prospect, Macmillan

De Tocqueville, Alexis, (1951), Democracy in America, 2 vols., Alfred A. Knopf, New York

De Tocqueville, Alexis, (1955), The Old Regime and the French Revolution, Doubleday, Anchor Books, New York

Drinnon, Richard, (1961), Rebel in Paradise, University of Chicago Press

Durkheim, Emile, (1962), Socialism, Collier Books, New York

Eltzbacher, Paul, (1960), Anarchism, Freedom Press

Feuerbach, Ludwig, (1957), The Essence of Christianity, Harper Torchbooks, New York

Godwin, William, (1946), Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, 2 vols., University of Toronto Press

Godwin, William, (1949), Political Justice: A Reprint of the Essays on Property (ed, H. S. Salt), Allen & Unwin

Goldman, Emma, (undated), Anarchism and Other Essays, Modern Publishers, Indore, India

Goldman, Emma, (1925), My Disillusionment with Russia, C. W. Daniel

Goodman, Paul, (1962), Drawing the Line, Random House, New York

Goodman, Paul, (1965), People or Personnel, Random House, New York

Goodman, Paul, (1964), Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals, Vintage Books, New York

Goodman, Paul and Percival, (1960), Communitas, Vintage Books, New York

Grindrod, Muriel, (1968), Italy, Ernest Benn

Guerin, Daniel, (1965), l'Anarchisme, Gallimard, Paris

Hobbes, Thomas, (i960), Leviathan, (ed. Michael Oakeshott), Basil Blackwell

Hobsbawm, Eric (1969), Bandits, Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Lolakowski, Leszek, (1969), Marxism and Beyond, Pall Mall Press

Kropotkin, P., (1896), Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal, Freedom Press

Kropotkin, P., (1968), The Conquest of Bread, Benjamin Blom, New York and London

Kropotkin, P., (1895), The Commune of Paris, Freedom Press

Kropotkin, P., (1901), Fields, Factories and Workshops, Swan Sonnenschein

Kropotkin, P., (1886), Law and Authority, International Publishing Co.

Kropotkin, P., (1906), Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Swan Sonnenschein

Kropotkin, P., (1923), Modern Science and Anarchism, Freedom Press

Kropotkin, P., (1946), The State: Its Historic Role, Freedom Press

Landauer, Gustav, (1896), Social Democracy in Germany, published at 127 Ossulston Street, London

Lavrin, Janko, (1948), Tolstoy: An Approach, Methuen

Lenin, V. I., (undated), The State and Revolution, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow

Lenin, V. I., (undated), What Is To Be Done? Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow

Lukacs, Georg, (1964), Essays on Thomas Mann, Merlin Press

Malatesta, Errico, (1965), Errico Malatesta: His Life and Ideas (ed. Vernon Richards), Freedom Press

Marx, Karl, and Engels, Frederick, (1965), The German Ideology, Lawrence & Wishart

Marx, Karl, and Engels, Frederick, (undated), Selected Correspondence, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow

Marx, Karl, and Engels, Frederick, (1968), Selected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow

Maxwell, Gavin, (1959) The Ten Pains of Death, Longmans

McDermott, John, 'Knowledge is Power', The Nation, Vol. 208, No. 15 (14 April 1969)

Molnar, George, 'The Anarchist Past', Anarchy, No. 28 (June 1963)

Morris, William, (1968), William Morris: Selected Writings and Designs (ed. Asa Briggs), Penguin Books

Morton, H. W., 'Randolph Bourne vs the State', Anarchy, No. 31 (September 1963)

Nomad, Max, (1939), Apostles of Revolution, Seeker & Warburg

Oakeshott, Michael, (1967), Rationalism in Politics, Methuen

Ortega y Gasset, Jose, (1961), The Revolt of the Masses, Allen & Unwin, Unwin Books

Orwell, George, (1964), Homage to Catalonia, Penguin Books

Orwell, George, 'Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool', Inside the Whale and Other Essays, (1962), Penguin Books

Ostergaard, Geoffrey, 'The Relevance of Syndicalism', Anarchy, No. 28 (June 1963)

Presthus, Robert, 'The Social Dysfunctions of Organization', The Anarchists, (ed. Irving L. Horowitz), (1964), Dell Publishing Co., New York

Proudhon, P.-J., (1863), Du Principe Federatif, E. Dentu, Paris

Proudhon, P.-J., (1851), Idee Generale de la Revolution au XIX Siecle, Gamier Freres, Paris

Proudhon, P.-J., (1852), La Revolution Sociale, Gamier Freres, Paris

Read, Herbert, (1954), Anarchy and Order, Faber & Faber

Rocker, Rudolph, (undated), Anarcho-Syndicalism, Modern Publishers, Indore, India

Sampson, R. V., (1965), Equality and Power, Heinemann

Stirner, Max, (1963), The Ego and His Own, Libertarian Book Club, New York

Thoreau, Henry David, 'Civil Disobedience', The Pacifist Conscience, (ed. Peter Mayer), (1966), Penguin Books

Tolstoy, Leo, (1948), Essays from Tula, Sheppard Press

Tolstoy, Leo, (1966), Resurrection, Penguin Books

Tuchman, Barbara, 'Anarchism in France', The Anarchists, (ed. Irving L. Horowitz) (1964), Dell Publishing Co., New York

Tucker, Benjamin R., (1911), State Socialism and Anarchism, A. C. Fifield

Walter, Nicolas, 'About Anarchism', Anarchy, No. 100 (June 1969)

Ward, Colin, 'The Organization of Anarchy', Patterns of Anarchy, (eds. Leonard I. Krimerman and Lewis Perry), (1966), Doubleday, Anchor Books, New York

Ward, Colin, 'The State and Society', Anarchy, No. 14 (April 1962)

Whitaker, Ben, (1964), The Police, Penguin Books

Wilde, Oscar, (1912), The Soul of Man under Socialism, Arthur L. Humphreys

Williams, Philip, (1954), Politics in Post-War France, Longmans, Green &Co.

Wise, David, and Ross, Thomas B., (1965), The Invisible Government, Jonathan Cape

Woodcock, George, (1963), Anarchism, Penguin Books