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Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs is a book written by the Curious George Brigade, an anarchist collective in the CrimethInc. network. About their project the collective says "By dinosaurs, we mean Capitalism, The State, Hierarchy, and the countless other guises worn by Authority. What shall come after the dinosaurs! Championing decentralization, chaos, mutual aid and butter ...more
Book, 150 pages
Published 2003 by Crimethinc./Yellow Jack Distrow
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Apr 25, 2012 Sarina rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anarcho-enthusiasts looking for LULZ, unfortunate crimethinc-ers
Whew, this is bad. It's funny because this, like Ishmael, was one of the very first books that ever got me into radical politics & anarchism (anarchism, culturally speaking, being something that I'm not entirely comfortable with for myriad reasons that I wont necessarily get into here), & yet I find this book to be deeply embarrassing. My story with this book goes as such: a passing friend at the time, a kind of strangely liberal normal guy with vague leanings towards joining the militar ...more
An anthology on "folk anarchy", this book manages to be both charming and intellectually evocative. Anonymous authors from across the world take on topics as diverse as factions within anarchy, 3rd world slums as inspirations for anarchic cities, attracting people of other cultures to anarchy, joy and duty as motivational forces and the reclamation of traveler punks (as messengers and networkers). The overarching theme of the book is the danger of the mass (the dinosaur metaphor is used here)- t ...more
Here we have a wonderful little book, and I know you’re saying, “Jeez, not another anarchist book delineating a new flavor of the month anarchy while offering yet more critiques!” Sure, I grow weary of boring books, ever more staid papers, but this book is different. Try a blurb I’ll make up right now: “Refreshing, smart, serious, humorous, and spirited—all are words that can describe this book as the Brigade gets down to the dirty living anarchy-as-a-way-of-life and tackles the politics and eff ...more
Of course, being a collection of essays from various members of a collective, this book is a bit of a mixed bag, but it makes some really important points in articulate ways. Its overall theme, if there is one, is to critique our love of "mass" in our movements, whether rightist or leftist. It is a fair warning that such a love, even in socialist movements, leads to hierarchy, the loss of distinctiveness, placing of loyalty to the organization above the cause, and the bad sort of compromise (com ...more
this is the first and only crimethinc book i've read. it's a good compilation of essays about various topics. i don't see what all the hullaballo about crimethinc is. i have friends who hate crimethinc (i think most happen to be syndicalists so go figure). and friends who like crimethinc. i didn't have a problem with this book. maybe i should read more of their stuff.
nice cover art-- the "SFPD paid terrorist" stencil which can be found on the back cover of this book is from a sidewalk in the north mission (approx 14th and guerrero) that passes in front of what may still be the bearded lady truckstop- the street art is the high point of this book
Я совершенно иначе думала об анархии и анархистах до прочтения этой книги. Но, кажется, основные принципы народной анархии мне близки. DIY, децентрализация, автономность, взаимовыручка... Теории прекрасны, но вопросы их практического воплощения в книжке аккуратно обходятся.