The Struggle Against the State and Other Essays
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The Struggle Against the State and Other Essays

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A collection of essays and articles from the Ukranian revolutionary, Nestor Makhno, who fought against encroaching Bolshevik terror during the Russian Revolution. The Struggle Against the State and other Essays sheds valuable insight onto the man and the movement that bore his name.
Paperback, 114 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by AK Press (first published July 1st 1996)
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I didn't find the content hugely useful. The language is poetic and flowery but there seems to be little of substance. The on good essay is "on revolutionary discipline" which is refreshingly hard headed.
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Anarcho-Communist peasant turned guerrilla leader.

At first Makhno and his men fought against the Russian white army and supported the Bolshewiks. But later attempted to found a an anarchist society in a territory in the Ukraine. Which lasted for 2 years before the Soviet Union took it over.

In 1921 he was forced into exile and Makhno died in 1934 in France.

Makhno is also considered to be the develo...more
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