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BOOK LIST 4

Barltrop, R., The Monument, Pluto Press, 1975.
Berkman, A., ABC of Anarchism, Freedom Press, 1971.
Biehl, J., The Politics of Social Ecology, Black Rose Books, 1998
Bollier, D., Think Like A Commoner, New Society Publishers, 2014.
Bookchin, M., Remaking Society, Southend Press, 1990.
Dobson, A., Green Political Thought, Routledge, 1992.
Chomsky, On Anarchism, Penguin Books, 2013.
Coates, C. et al., Diggers & Dreamers, Communes Network, 2001.
Coleman, S., William Morris, Green Books, 1990.
Godwin, W., Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, OUP, 1971.
Hopkins, R., The Transition Handbook, Green Books Ltd., 2009.
Hosking, R., Farm For Future, Natural World, BBC 2, 20/02/09.
Joll, J., The Anarchists, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1969.
Juniper, T., What Has Nature Ever Done For Us, Profile Bks, 2013.
Kinna, R., Anarchism, Beginner’s Guide, Oneworld Pubs., 2005.
Kropotkin, P., Fields, Factories ,Workshops, Freedom Press, 1985.
Leonard, A., Story of Stuff, Constable, 2010.
Marshall, P., Demanding The Impossible, Collins, 1992.
Marshall, P., William Blake, Freedom Press, 1988.
McDonough, W., Cradle to Cradle, Vintage Books, 2009.
Mullin, D., The Failing Logic of Money, O Books, 2011.
Pepper, D., Eco-Socialism, Routledge, 1993.
Philpott, C., Green Spirituality, AuthorHouse UK Ltd, 2011.
Ponting, C., A New Green History of World, Vintage Bks, 2007.
Porritt, J., Seeing Green, Basil Blackwell, 1984.
Ritter, A., Anarchism, A Theoretical Analysis, C.U.P., 1980.
Smith, K., Free Is Cheaper, John Ball Press, 1988.
Taylor, M., Community, Anarchy & Liberty, C. U. P., 1982.
Tressell, R., Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Penguin, 2004.
Woodcock, G., Anarchism, History of Lib. Ideas, Pelican, 1986.

NB.  The use of the term ‘Anarchy' (and its derivatives) on these pages refers to its positive, constructive meaning, i.e. ‘that more evolved and mature state of affairs where there are no rulers because they are not needed since we have all been educated to regulate ourselves.'  (See Schooling and ReSchooling.)

A Few Brief Quotes

"Where there is vision, people flourish, grow, emancipate, and create that which they desire."  Hubbard, B. N., Conscious Evolution, Page 199.

“The dialectic between state and popular sovereignties will continue to play itself out in various forms of political struggle across the world, but the need to deepen processes of democracy to encompass more direct forms of participation is clear.”  Hilary, The Poverty of Capitalism, Page 150, App. 1.

“Libertarian municipalism advances a kind of democracy, by contrast, that is no fig leaf for State rule.  The democracy it advances is direct democracy – in which citizens in communities manage their own affairs through face-to-face processes of deliberation and decision-making, rather than have the State do it for them.”  Biehl, Politics of Social Ecology, Page 1.

“An anarchist society, far from being a remote ideal, has become a precondition for the practice of ecological principles.”  Murray Bookchin (1921-2006)

“Capitalism and the global ecology simply cannot coexist indefinitely.  In the next century (this book was published in 1998) global warming alone is expected to wreak havoc with the climate, causing rising sea levels, catastrophic weather extremes, epidemics of infectious diseases, and diminished arable land and hence agricultural capacity.  At the very least, hunger and disease will soar, while States will become even more authoritarian to repress social unrest.  Increasingly, the choice seems clear:  Either people will establish an ecological society or else the under-pinnings of society will collapse.  The recovery of politics and citizenship is thus not only a precondition for a free society; it may very well be a precondition for our survival as a species.  In effect, the ecological question demands a fundamental reconstruction of society.”  Biehl, Politics of Social Ecology, Page 14.

"The creation of an anarchist society is the only way in which to solve the threat of ecological disaster confronting humanity."  Murray Bookchin (1921-2006)

“Liberty is the mother of order, not its daughter,”  Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1910)

“Generally, nothing serves “the many” more than letting them govern themselves.”  CwG, Book 2, Page 135.

However, “Do not dismantle the house, but look at each brick, and replace those which appear broken, which no longer support the structure.”  CwG, Book 1, Page 62.

Therefore, “And no, I do not observe that anarchy – the absence of governance, rules, regulations, or limitations of any kind – would work.  Such an arrangement is only practical with advanced beings, which I do not observe human beings to be.  So some level of governance is going to be required until your race evolves to the point where you naturally do what is naturally right.  You are very wise to govern yourselves in the interim.”  CwG, Book 2, Page 168.

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