Publishers Ardent Press

Ardent Press

Ardent Press

Anarchist and anti-political books

Ardent Press is part of an effort to revitalize print publishing. We miss a time when new and challenging ideas were part and parcel of anarchist publishing, and when ideas, even disagreeable ones, were up for discussion and contemplation. We want anarchist and anti-political theory to live and move, and our texts reflect that.
Ardent publishes books and pamphlets that confront and challenge our assumptions about this social order and the transformation of the world.
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#Young-Girl

Two critiques of Tiqqun's controversial (and font-heavy) Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl.

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An Intro to Green Anarchy

When you can't stand to have the conversation one more time, just hand them this pamphlet. Two basic articles from Green Anarchy magazine, to explain the basics.

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Anarchy 101
Now available! A post-left friendly, green friendly, insurrecto friendly, conflict friendly introduction to anarchy!
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Anarchy Works

This book takes examples from around the world, picking through history and anthropology, showing that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, horizontal decision making, and so forth--the principles that anarchy is founded on.

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Anarchy Works [5 pack]

The discount process (for the titles that we can provide a bulk discount for) is simple. For five copies or more, we cut fifty percent off the cover price and add shipping. Software requirements mean that we can only offer these in multiples of five.

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Ardent Press Tee shirt
Support your favorite obscure anti-political press with some concise poetry on your chest.
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Armed Joy
This book was written in 1977 in the momentum of the revolutionary struggles taking place in Italy at the time, and that should be borne in mind when reading it today.

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be realists!

reprints of perlman articles

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Canenero

Selected articles from Canenero, an anarchist Italian periodical of 1994-1997

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Canenero 5 pack

Selected articles from Canenero, an anarchist Italian periodical of 1994-1997

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Child Sexuality

New material and reprints from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. The reprinted articles and letters from Anarchy are some of the most controversial ever published in the magazine, on an issue that continues to be hotly contested.

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Complicated Relationships
conversations on polyamory and anarchy

Relationships have been clear anarchist territory since Emma Goldman and Voltairine DeCleyre explicitly rejected monogamy and marriage.
But while polyamory may be a popular alternative, it is - by definition - not simple, especially when we recognize the ways that it's coherent with exactly what is expected of us (for example, stereotypical male sexual behavior).
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cop-out: the signifigance of Aufhebengate
The following essay (originally posted on delinquentdialectics.com and reposted to anarchistnews.org) is an example of making a serious criticism, it also raises three topics that are in need of more discussion amongst anarchists: a) the role of academics, b) “soft policing”, what it means and what it looks like, and c) letting friends slide, despite evidence of serious complicity with the state.
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Creating Anarchy

Ardent Press is pleased to announce the release of its reprint of the classic Creating Anarchy.

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CrimethInc. on the Individual
The Politics of the Personal and the Radical Aesthetics of Self.

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Disruptive Elements
The extremes of French Anarchism in the 20th century
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Egoism
A collection of historical and modern egoist essays.
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Egoism 5 Pack
A collection of historical and modern egoist essays.
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Enemies of Society

An Anthology of Individualist & Egoist Thought

This book tells the story of the most neglected tendency in anarchist thought; egoism.
The story of anarchism is usually told as a story of great bearded men who had beautiful ideas and a series of beautiful failures, culminating in the most beautiful failure of them all -- the Spanish Civil War: a noble history of failed ideas and practice.
Egoism, and individualist anarchism, suffer a different kind of fate. It is not a great history and glorious failure but an obscure series of stories of winning, with victory defined by the only terms that matter, those of people who lived life to their fullest and whose struggle against the existing order defined them. This struggle was not one of abstractions, of Big Ideas, but of people attempting to claim an authentic stake in their own life.

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Enemies of Society [5 pack]

This is for 5 copies!

This book tells the story of the most neglected tendency in anarchist thought; egoism. The story of anarchism is usually told as a story of great bearded men who had beautiful ideas and a series of beautiful failures, culminating in the most beautiful failure of them all in the Spanish Civil War. A noble history of failed ideas and practice.

Egoism, and individualist anarchism, suffers a different kind of fate. It is not a great history and glorious failure but an obscure series of stories of winning. Victory defined by the only terms that matter, those who lived life to their fullest and whose struggle against the existing order defined them. This struggle was not one of abstractions, of Big Ideas, but of people attempting to claim an authentic stake in their own life.

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Freedom: My Dream

The long out-of-print autobiography of Enrico Arrigoni, life-long Italian individualist.

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