Fredy Perlman


Born
in Brno, Czech Republic
August 30, 1934

Died
July 26, 1985


Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 – July 26, 1985) was an author and publisher. His most popular work, the book Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!, is a major source of inspiration for anti-civilisation perspectives in contemporary anarchism.

Childhood and youth

Perlman was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He emigrated with parents to Cochabamba, Bolivia in 1938 just ahead of the Nazi takeover. The Perlman family came to the United States in 1945 and finally settled in Lakeside Park, Kentucky.

In 1952 he attended Morehead State College in Kentucky and then UCLA from 1953-55. Perlman was on the staff of The Daily Bruin, the school newspaper, when the university administration changed the constitution of the newspaper to forbid it from nominating
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Against His-Story, Against ...

4.24 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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The Reproduction of Daily Life

4.25 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2002
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The Continuing Appeal of Na...

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Worker-Student Action Commi...

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Anti-Semitism and the Beiru...

4.13 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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The Strait

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Anything Can Happen

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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The New Freedom: Corporate ...

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The Machine Against The Garden

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El persistente atractivo de...

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“Every time we take a step we're surrounded by the ideological birds of prey who feed on our possibilities, fill themselves with concepts of our desires and reenslave us with beautiful combinations of words which seem to depict the world we failed to realize.”
Fredy Perlman

“The every day activity of slaves reproduces slavery”
Fredy Perlman

“Trade is very old. In the state of nature, trade is something people do to their enemies. They don't trade with kin.”
Fredy Perlman