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What did you love best about Anarchism: Bolinda Beginner Guides?
It set out to be an introductory book and I found it succeeded well. If you want to have Anarchism 101 this is a great place to start.
What other book might you compare Anarchism: Bolinda Beginner Guides to and why?
Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky, and Two Cheer's of Anarchism by James C. Scott are excellent companions, and I would suggest them in that order.
This book was an excellent, well structured and thorough overview of an ideology typically resistant to these sorts of treatments.
I have two complaints, however. First, is the audio production. For whatever reason, the SPOKEN chapter numbers were utterly jumbled and random. I kept having to check the table of contents to be sure my phone hadn't skipped around.
Second, is the author's moral double standard in the characterisation of certain anarchists. On the one hand she is full of disgust and derision at Rothbard, for the horror of suggesting that unwanted children should be made available as a commodity product on the free market. Yet, on the other hand, she waxes romantic at the Spanish and Ukraine anarchists who slaughtered families en masse merely for being wealthy, and was practically gleeful describing the "Easy, Safe, and Fun" eco-terrorist practice of tree spiking (which is designed to mame and kill loggers).
For these reasons, the book gets a 3 instead of a 4.
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