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At Daggers Drawn, or With the Existent, its Defenders, and its False Critics

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Translated from Italian by Jean Weir. Original title: "Ai ferri corti con l'esistente, i suoi difensori e i suoi falsi critici." Offset printed in an edition of 275 copies by Eberhardt Press.
A politically radical text. Subtitle: The secret is to really begin.
Paperback, 31 pages
Published 2007 by Eberhardt Press
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Kersplebedeb
Jul 28, 2010 rated it did not like it
Romantic flowery language, a few good observations mixed in with facile and misleading claims. It would be interesting to examine the relationship between the kind of language-play and poetic delivery in this kind of text, and the tendency towards a romantic view of politics and struggle (easy dichotomies, a heroic lifeforce against a world grown old, etc.)

It's too bad, because - like most works from the insurrectionist tendency - there are some good observations here, some interesting points. B
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Gabriel Gaybraham
on may day this year i read some insurrectionism in order to feel vindicated, less insane, less like you just gotta wait around for the rev and there's no point getting out of bed in the morning and going out into Hell World. it worked.
Amy
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned, non-fiction
I bought this book (Eberhardt Press, 2009: 500 copies) in NY solely based on the fact that it was so intensely aesthetically pleasing. And written by an Italian anarchist...What's not to love?

However, upon actually reading this short text I was sorely disappointed. The author makes some interesting points, however I think assumes that the reader knows too much. I couldn't tell if they agreed with the libertarians, or held them in contempt. Same for unionists and other radicals. Or perhaps the au
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D
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Felt a bit like Coming Insurrection, in terms of the type of language used, though maybe a bit easier of a read at times. Like another reviewer said, it's hard to know when they're serious sometimes. I got confused when they talked about 'organization' and 'armed struggle', but overall I liked it and I'll re-read it at some point.
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