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Fifth Estate # 299, October 22, 1979

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The FE Bookstore is located in the same place as the Fifth Estate and can be found at 4403 Second Ave., Detroit—telephone (313) 831-6800. The hours that we’re open vary quite a bit, so it’s always best that—you give us a ring before coming down.

HOW TO ORDER BY MAIL:

1) List the title of the book, quantity wanted, and price of each;
2) add 10% for mailing—not less than $.59 (which is the minimum fee for Book Rate postage;
3) Total;
4) Write all checks and Money Orders to: The Fifth Estate and mail to FE Books, 4403 Second Ave., Detroit MI 48201.

BOOKS JUST RECEIVED

CIENFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW 4

After having the first press run destroyed by fire, the long awaited CPAR 4 finally made it to us. The high price is necessitated by the extraordinary costs incurred in its production. Contains reviews and articles on numerous anarchist themes as well as several things from the FE. Size is 8″X12″. Cienfuegos Press 188 pp. $8

NEW FROM BLACK CAT

MASTERS—OLD & NEW By Max Nomad.

A 1937 essay exploring the relationship between workers and their self-appointed emancipators. Black Cat Press 10 pp. $.25

POLAND 1976—STATE CAPITALISM IN CRISIS By Bruce Allen.

The June 1976 industrial strikes which shook the Polish state.

Black Cat Press 16 pp. $.25

Other Black Cat titles available at Box 11262, Edmonton Alberta T5J 2T6 Canada

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TELOS: SUMMER 1979

Just published. Contains articles on “Rebirth of the Stalin Cult in the USSR”, “Why More Political Theory”, a review of Lasch’s “Culture of Narcissism” and more.

Telos Press 240 pp. $4.00

TWO LOCAL CHAPTERS IN THE SPECTACLE OF DECOMPOSITION By Chris Shutes.

Being the People’s Temple and The Death of Harvey Milk.

Self-Published 21 pp. $1

INDUSTRIALISM & DOMESTICATION by John & Paula Zerzan.

A Fifth Estate reprint. A short account of the bitter resistance to early capitalism.

Black Eye Press 18 pp. $.85

DISCIPLINE & PUNISH: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault

How penal institutions and the power to punish became part of our lives.

Vintage 333 pp. $4.95

LAW, ORDER AND POLITICS IN WEST GERMANY By Sebastian Cobler.

Available in the US only through the FE Bookstore, this book details the construction of the modern German police state.

Penguin 221 pp. $3.00

FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION Jerry Mander

Devastates the medium, arguing that it is unreformable due to its inherent mediation of experience.

Morrow Quill 370 pp. $4.95

THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS by E.P. Thompson

Thompson’s classic work detailing the resistance to the establishment of the factory system.

Vintage 848 pp. $5.95

THE DOLL MAKER by Harriette Arnow

Story of a woman and her family fighting against being swallowed by the industrial system. Follows the development of Thompson’s book although set in Detroit during WWII.

Avon 608 pp. $1.95

STRIKE! by Jeremy Brecher

The history of mass labor insurgence in the U.S. from 1877 to the present as authentic revolutionary movements and their fight against the state, capital and trade unions. Contains a new preface by the author in this re-issued edition.

South End Press 330 pp. $4.95

TELOS: A QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF RADICAL THOUGHT

If you can wade through the thickets of Telosese, this publication contains the best of contemporary critical theory.

No. 39 Spring 1979 in honor of Jurgen Habermas contains articles on this Frankfurt School theorist. Also, “Trotsky’s Marxism”, “The Intellectual Film.” and more.

No. 38 Winter 1978-9 includes “The Social Regime in Russia” by Castoriadis and more

No. 37 Fall 1978. “Chinese Asexuality” and “Lenin and Taylor” and more.

Journals are $3.50 each

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ON PHOTOGRAPHY by Susan Sontag

Photography examined as a wall between us and experience.

Delta, 207 pp., $3.95

THE ANARCHISTS IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: Collected Documents of the Revolution Edited with a short history by Paul Avrich

Cornell Press, 178 pp. $2.95

THE COMMUNARDS OF PARIS 1871 ed. Stewart Edwards

Made up of documents from the Paris uprising and a short historical sketch by Edwards, this book gives a good insight to the origins and events of this historic uprising.

Cornell Univ. 180 pp., $3.95

COMPLAINTS AND DISORDERS: The Sexual Politics of Sickness by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

An in-depth contribution to the history of ‘female disorders’ and their manipulation by a male dominated medical society.

Glass Mountain, 94 pp., $2.50

WITCHES, MIDWIVES AND NURSES by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

A history of women healers. Historical account of women in medicine from the middle ages to the present and the efforts of the male-dominated medical profession to repress them.

Feminist Press, 48 pp., $1.50

LUCY PARSONS, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY by Carolyn Ashbaugh

Kerr, 228 pp., $3.95

BACK IN STOCK

THE REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE by Raoul Vaneigem

A brand new translation of a classic book by a one-time Situationist. Limited amount.

Rising Free, 280 pp., $5.00

CEINFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW 2

Published in 1977 this CPAR is cheaper and has less pages, but contains many reviews and views on the world-wide anarchist movement and its history.

Cienfuegos Press 64 pp. $2.00

THE LAST SLA STATEMENT

A 1976 interview with the surviving SLA members.

Dragon 40 pp. $.75

COVER-UP LOWDOWN by Jay Kinney & Paul Mavrides

Is it all really a conspiracy? Yes! Includes a complete conspiracy mobius strip, two stories and many of the Lowdowns which have appeared in the Fifth Estate.

Rip Off Press 48 pp. $.75

ANARCHY COMICS NO. 1 Edited by Jay Kinney.

U.S. cartoonists Kinney, Spain and others plus foreign strips. A history of Kronstadt, Revolutionary Spain, and Makhno plus a lot of craziness.

From Last Gasp. $1.00

BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY by Justin Green

A comic Justin says is “must reading for neurotics of all creeds.”

Rip Off Press, $.75

HOMAGE TO CATALONIA & Looking Back on the Spanish War by George Orwell

Orwell’s famous account as a participant in the Spanish Revolution accompanied by a little known essay reflecting on its defeat.

Penguin 246 pp. $2.50

PORTUGAL: The Impossible Revolution by Phil Mailer

The still unfinished story of the Portuguese upsurge of 1974-75. An eyewitness account of a deeply involved spectator. A view of different groups vying for political power and the workers fighting for a new life.

Solidarity, 399 pp., $5.00

PORTUGAL: Anti-Fascism or Anti-Capitalism by Root & Branch

R&B, 40 pp., $1.50 (8-1/2×11)

ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION by José Peirats

After many years of hard work and the collected efforts of several groups, the first English translation is a fine history of the origins of the CNT and the anarchist movement in Spain from 1869 to 1939.

400 pp., $3.50

BOOKSTORE NOTES & NEWS

A major oversight occurred last issue in our failure to announce publication of the “Daily Barbarian.” Done as a full-size newspaper, it contains articles on the anti-nuke movement and its tactics, a call for the end of civilization, a poster and some generalized insanity. It refuses to-be sold, but will be sent upon receipt of a large envelope and some stamps. Send to Queen for a Day c/o 4403 Second Ave, Destroyit, MI 48201…

The Post Office has struck again with yet another postal increase for 4th Class Book Rate postage. This has jacked the cost up to $.59 for the first pound and $.22 for each additional pound. This represents about a 20% increase which makes you realized that Carter only whines about inflation when you are trying to pry another dollar out of your employer. So, please note this when ordering. Unless you have requested a very small pamphlet, you usually should include the minimum postage…

As demonstrated by how quickly people ordered “Leaving the 20th Century” edited by Chris Gray and “Revolution of Everyday Life” by Raoul Vaneigem, it is evident that interest in the Situationists has not decreased with time. Unfortunately, we have sold out of both titles and Gray’s collection is now out-of-print, with no current plans to re-publish it. We have ordered more of the Vaneigem book from England, but there is no telling when (or if) it will arrive, so, we advise waiting until we list it again before re-ordering. If there is a print shop interested in reprinting the “Leaving…” book, please get in touch with us and we will see if something can be worked out with the folks in Britain who have the negatives…

Spectre Publications, the gang who brought you the “Did You Ever Want To Kill Your Boss?” poster have done another good one which is a take-off on the Speed Writing ads on public transportation. The theme is the abolition of work. Write them at 175 Fifth Ave, Suite 1101 NYC 10010…

Another popular title has been Jay Kinney’s Anarchy Comics and Jay has been promising a second edition due any time now. Price and content are unknown to us yet, but hopefully we will have it by our next issue…

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St., Seattle WA 98101, will send books to prisoners at cost and pay postage. Write for a list of books.

Also, out that way, Black Eye Press, PO Box 30097, who just published the FE-Zerzan reprint “Industrialism & Domestication” also have an incredible array of postcards with revolutionary slogans, cartoons and oddities available for sale, but in quantity only. Write for details…

The Anarchist Black Cross has announced publication of class war prisoner Lorenzo Komboa Ervin’s “Anarchism and the Black Revolution” $2, as well as three shorter pamphlets by him. Information describing the contents and Komboa’s prison status may be obtained from Ginger Katz, ABC, 339 Lafayette St., NYC 10012. Donations needed…

City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco CA 94133, has just released Red Spanish Notebook by Mary Low & Juan Brea. A re-print of a 1937 account of personal experiences of two POUM militants and militia fighters. Their criticism of Stalinist betrayals and the bureaucratization of their own party make it a worthwhile account. Their treatment of the anarchists is vaguely sympathetic, but the overall perspective is ruined by the trotskyist politics.

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