What Anarchists Say about An Anarchist FAQ

What Anarchists Say about An Anarchist FAQ

"At long last An Anarchist Frequently Asked Questions (AFAQ)
has moved from the Internet onto the printed page . . . it is
likely to be the primary source anarchists turn too for
information about anarchist theory and history . . . . It is
accessible, not laden with jargon but also built on ten years
and more of solid research . . . The structure of the book is
such that it is easy to dip into . . . this [is a] comprehensive
resource. The prefix to the book is 'An' Anarchist FAQ. The
collective is too modest. This is the place to go to find
out about anarchist ides, theory and practice. It is accessible
and based on sound research. Thoroughly recommended."

(Richard Griffin, Freedom).

"the primary source of information about anarchism on the
world wide web . . . a foundation stone for laying down the idea
of anarchism as the viable alternative that we should work towards
("Workers Solidarity", Workers Solidarity

"this invaluable resource is highly recommended for anyone
wishing to delve further or gain a better understanding of anarchism
as a practice, living, socially relevant ideology."

("Direct Action", Solidarity Federation)

"The anarchist FAQ has been one of the standout achievements of
the last decade in terms of its rigorous treatment of every aspect of
the theory. Its translation from screen to print is long overdue."


"the most comprehensive resource available . . . for a discussion
on anarchism is An Anarchist FAQ"
(Flint Jones, NEFAC)

"The Anarchist FAQ collective are to be congratulated on producing
this excellent book. Always intended to be used by anarchists as an
organising tool, the FAQ will also be useful to newcomers to anarchism
and to those who already think of themselves as anarchists, but who would
like to deepen their understanding of anarchist politics. The FAQ format
makes it really easy to dip into in order to find answers to all those
questions that anarchists are often asked by sceptics and critics (of
right and left) as well as by other activists who are sympathetic but
just don't know much about anarchism, or have been influenced by the
many misrepresentations of anarchism put about by Leninists and the
capitalist media. So The Anarchist FAQ succeeds in being a very
accessible introduction to anarchism, whilst being at the same time
detailed, wide-ranging, properly researched and authoritative. Highly
(David Berry author of A History of the French
Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945

"Thanks for a fabulous job on this. What an amazing project! . . . All
best wishes to all of you, and again, congratulations on a excellent work."

(Mark Leier, author of Bakunin: The Creative Passion)

"monumental and essential FAQ dedicated to anarchism"
(Norman Baillargeon, L'order moins le pouvoir: Histoire et
actualité de l'anarchisme

"The Anarchist FAQ should be one of the first stops for anyone
studying anarchism. It's an extensive compilation of material,
painstakingly indexed, of anarchist history, theory and practice.
Just tracing the tantalising block quotes to their original sources,
via the amazing bibliography--which alone is worth the price of the
book--will take you a long way toward an education on any of the
subject headings. On a personal note, I benefited greatly from
stumbling across the FAQ near the beginning of my own journey
into anarchism."
(Kevin Carson author of Studies in
Mutualist Political Economy

""Found it very detailed and informative and I'm sure it will prove to be an
excellent reference book for those interested in the subject and for those
who wish to defend anarchism."
(John Couzin, anarchist from Glasgow)