Announcing a long overdue cleaning up of this book, our first ever publication. We've learned a lot since putting out this book, including having people help with proofing, and now we can all read with a bit less wincing. This is still one of our favorite books, with all the hand-wringing personal idiosyncracies, and popular culture references intermingled with deep philosophy, harsh realism, imaginative writing styles, and historical reflections. A small but powerful punch.
In this small and rich text, one of the authors of Nihilist Communism introduces an anti-political perspective in the form of letters, essays, and dialogs.
I think where the book is most successful is in its refusal of a defined revolutionary politics – it articulates a specific rejection of received political forms that tend to lapse into disputes of ownership of those forms by very small groups of individuals who are themselves defined by unexamined allegiances. I think the book expresses the potential for other modes of organising and other definitions of success beyond that of "sell the party, build the paper." In this sense, it does not offer a set of arguments concerning what is or what must be the revolutionary structure so much as suggest a framework for assessing the claims of such structures.
An excellent review of species being is available here.
Table of Contents
Ah, Them Humunculi
Experience Follows Extrapolation
earthen cup Is a Solidification of Perspective
The Child Is Thirteen Days Old
Why Is earthen cup A Phantom Organisation?
Why Is It That Others Feel No Interest for Us?
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We Build Complex Assemblages
Found Objects Found
Organise - Gnosis
Reproduction and Revolt against Reproduction
On Revolt and Complex Reproduction
See, It Is the King Charles Bound Tightly
Brief Statements on Revolt and Structure
Letters to Outsurgents
Open Letter, to Gertrude de Civitatis
To Edward Sexby
Epistle to some later Albigensians
Oh Mama, What Is It
You Say, I Say