“An Anarchist’s Manifesto is a perfect introduction and reframing of a much-maligned and misunderstood idea. Glenn Wallis’s timely and beautifully written book is full of insight, warmth—and hope.”
—Stuart Smithers, Chair of Religious Studies at University of Puget Sound, contributing editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and editor of Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe
Anarchism is commonly viewed as an outdated and wholly impractical idea. Worse, it has an accursed reputation for advocating chaos, violence, and destruction. The aim of An Anarchist’s Manifesto is to convince readers of the exact opposite: that anarchism is the most adaptive, humane, intelligent, singly inclusive proposal that we, as social animals, have ever envisioned.
In the bracing tradition of the manifesto, Glenn Wallis “makes public” the values informing the anarchist way of life—order, equality, mutual support, and a vitalizing rejection of authoritarianism, oppression, and exploitation. Offering examples of anarchism in action that are sure to surprise, this startling book inspires even the most skeptical readers to experiment with these values in practical ways. Along the way, it offers a succinct account of anarchism’s historical blights of violence and quixotic utopianism.
An Anarchist’s Manifesto cogently promotes and presents a transformative approach to living in harmony with others.
Glenn Wallis is an independent scholar and founder of Incite Seminars in Philadelphia. He has taught at several universities, including Brown University and the University of Georgia. His most recent books include A Critique of Western Buddhism and How to Fix Education. Wallis blogs at Speculative Non-Buddhism. He holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies from Harvard University.
“A manifesto in the best tradition of Emma Goldman and Colin Ward. If you are not an anarchist (yet?)—this book is for you.”
—Uri Gordon, author of Anarchy, State and Revolution and Anarchy Alive!
Price: $14.95 (paperback) | $9.99 (ebook)
Pages: 150 pages
Book dimensions: 5.25 x .375 x 8 in
Published: January 16, 2021