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An important contribution to our thought about human society. A classic, long out of print.
Paperback, 592 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Black Rose Books (first published 1935)
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Oct 10, 2012 Nathan "N.R." Gaddis marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ollie
I’ve been putting off reviewing Nationalism and Culture for quite some time now. While the book has been revered by the likes of Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein, there is such a thorough study in Nationalism and Culture that I simply fear I’m going to get it wrong. But here goes…

Written over the span of more than a decade, Nationalism and Culture, is considered Rudolf Rocker’s magnum opus (I honestly don’t know enough about his output to make that claim), and certainly appears to be his mos
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Alan Hughes
This book was well received by Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann. It is unfortunately out of print, but free e-copies are available, as it is well worth reading for his critiques of statism and religion.
Petter Nordal
Simply the fact of a German writing an anarchist hostory of the world in Yiddish during the run-up to WWII makes it worht reading. Some of his history is stretched thin, relying on secondary sources to make arguments that he wants to make, rather than arguments called for by the facts (such as his history of the Inca empire).
David Christian
Sometimes downright wickedly funny, which is not what one would expect. It's detailed in research and very convincing.
Dietcokedick
a critique of nationalism from the anarchist perspective. Written during the buildup of the Nazi regime in Germany
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Nationalism and culture by Rudolph Rocker (1998)
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An anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist of some prominence, whose politics had a major influence in the Spanish Civil War and the jewish émigré community in London, England (see The London Years). His political ideas had emerged from the failings of late 19th century Marxism/Social Democracy under the Germany's SPD, having seen firsthand the erosive influence of electoralism.

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