Stephanie's Reviews > The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents

The World That Never Was by Alex Butterworth
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May 04, 2012

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Read in July, 2012

An interesting book - my first on the history of the anarchist movement. The story is full of really interesting characters that I had never heard of (but after I had read about them, I felt that I should have.) The author is very good at navigating through anarchist theory, contextualizing it within socialist/communist thought in the 19th Century and why this was important to history. My main complaint is that there are just simply too many characters to keep track of. A "dramatis personae" would have GREATLY helped to navigate the lengthy book.

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