Freedom Press is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new annotated edition of Rudolph Rocker’s key political essay on March 22nd at our Bookshop in Whitechapel, from 3pm.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Journalist, NUJ activist and The Circled A radio show presenter Donnacha Delong
- Anarchist historian Nick Heath, whose biographical series on the libcom website comes highly recommended.
About the author and book
Rocker may not be a household name today, but he should be.
The German-born thinker, writer and trade union agitator was a key figure in beating sweatshop labour in London and one of the most influential figures in the largest anarchist project ever devised — the International Working Men’s Association.
He intended Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism to be a brief but thorough introduction to a complex creed and in 1948 he succeeded in creating a classic work which has been reprinted every decade since.
This new edition includes annotations expanding on the people, places and events mentioned by Rocker throughout his text, both to help place this highly intelligent piece back in its proper context and to aid further reading.
It also contains a short introductory biography of Rocker’s life written by former Freedom Newspaper and Black Flag Magazine editor Rob Ray.
For more retail/distribution information or to pre-order your copy, contact Freedom Press on 020 7247 9249, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the shop at 84b Whitechapel HIgh Street, London E1 7QX.