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Anarkos = “Without Rulers”

Anarchy has been sparking my interest in political theory and non-fiction as of late. I’m currently reading Living My Life by Emma Goldman which was suggested to me by this old man in an Oakland bookstore who was surprised by my question “I’m trying to get into anarchist literature, what would you suggest?” He delightedly showed me to what seemed his favorite section and pulled out volume one. In it she begins telling her story of immigrating to the US from Russia and simultaneously discovering it not as the land of the free but as another hierarchical system of oppression and greed. Her story is filled with notorious characters and historic events only to be matched by her own progressive anarchism. Anyhoot, I’d recommend it, especially if you like the above documentary. I really hope it gets the funding to follow its scheduled plan of release, perhaps a smidgin is in order.

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