Ron Sakolsky is a rare anarchist for a variety of reasons, including his longevity, his intellectual pursuits (especially challenging academia), and his embrace of art and the surrealists, a tendency that is not strong among modern anarchists and one that could stand to be renewed.
Creating Anarchy is a collection of his writings and art pieces by some surrealist friends, reflecting his interests and thinking over the past couple of decades. This new edition includes more recent pieces (including the particularly relevant "My Life in the Academic Gulag", in which he discusses how and if one can maintain anarchist positions within the academy) and a new introduction.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Second Edition
Why Consent to Being Ruled at All?
Refusing The Marketplace
The Myth of Government-Sponsored Revolution
Puppets vs Puppets
Whose Streets, Our Streets
Hangin' Out on the Corner of Music & Resistance
Finding Your Voice
Anarchy in a Diasporic Key
Surrealist May Day Greetings!
Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire
Surrealist Desire, Anarchy & the Poetry of Revolt
A Surrealist Re-Imagining of Canada
Black Star North
Utopia at Your Doorstep
My Life in the Academic Gulag
Occupying the Citadels of the Mind