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Fifth Estate # 304, December 31, 1980

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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.

NOTICE OF REDUCED PRICES:

We are continuing to sell books at reduced prices which have done poorly as commodities but which nevertheless will be of interest to our readers. This activity has the ironic result of raising their general “market value,” so we suggest making your order promptly; the offers are only as good as the supply lasts, and we are obviously no wholesaler. Money from the sale of all books goes to support the paper. You must include a minimum of $.59 or 10% of your total order to cover postage costs. We also welcome suggestions of books that you would like to see us distribute.

CHINESE SHADOWS by Simon Leys

Pierre Ryckmans, who wrote this book under the pseudonym Simon Leys, has had an abiding interest in Chinese history and culture for many years, has translated works from the Chinese and published studies on Chinese art. He has travelled extensively in China and has Chinese family ties. He is not a critic of China, which he calls “the country which I love more than my own,” from a western, capitalist point of view. His observations and criticisms, based on his personal experiences in China as well as his broad understanding of its cultural heritage, are based on a profound love for the Chinese people and all things Chinese. This book is a chilling demystification of the shadow play which obscures the true nature of events in that country. He wrote in 1976, “I feel that however considerable the achievements of the present regime, we should not forget, if we have any respect for the Chinese and their culture, what price the people have paid for those accomplishments. Most of the praise bestowed on Mao and his bureaucrats by Westerners comes from people who feel only contempt for Chinese people and who are ignorant of Chinese culture. Is it not time, then, for someone who owes China all that he treasures most in his life to stand up and criticize Maoism on behalf of those who taught him so much? We must acknowledge the considerable material improvements in many areas of Chinese life since 1948, but at the same time it is a fantastic imposture to present the regime as socialist and revolutionary when in fact’it is essentially totalitarian and feudal-bureaucratic.” This is one of the very best books anywhere on contemporary China.

Viking orig. $10.00 now $4.50

TO SERVE THE RICH by ETR

A classic cookbook for lean times. Selection and preparation, recipes, meat chart, what to do when the rich run out, and more. Such recipes as the Hearst Patty, Employer’s Head Cheese, Justice Burger, Split Priest Soup, and Bourgeois Bouillabaisse, and more. Eat the rich, and bon apetite!

ETR $.25

PROVOS AND KABOUTERS by Rudolf De Jong

Treats libertarianism and anarchy in the Netherlands.

Friends of Malatesta $.25

FLI-BACK by the Fli-back Group

This is a journal of cheap shots. Contains poetry, blasphemy and subversion. Includes “Towards a Renaissance of Arson,” “Bozos on Parade,” “God is a Fish,” and a letter from beyond from Franco. Great graphics and collages.

Plutonian Press Orig. $1, now $.50

A PLEA FOR CAPTAIN JOHN BROWN by Henry David Thoreau

This is a speech given by Thoreau at the trial of John Brown for his abolitionist insurrection at Harper’s Ferry in 1859. “It was his peculiar doctrine that a man has a perfect right to interfere by force with the slaveholder, in order to rescue the slave. I agree with him. They who are continually shocked by slavery have some right to be shocked by the violent death of the slaveholder, but no others. Such will be more shocked by his life than by his death. I shall not be forward to think him mistaken in his method who quickest succeeds to liberate the slave. I speak for the slave when I say that I prefer the philanthropy of John Brown to that philanthropy which neither shoots me nor liberates me.”

Friends of Malatesta $.20

THE CHRISTIE FILE by Stuart Christie

Against the backdrop of the ’60s and the ’70s, Stuart Christie’s autobiography mirrors the turbulent period and includes his account of his prison sentence for his plot to assassinate Franco, his involvement with the Angry Brigade, and a broad sketch of the English anarchist movement. Refused by every major British publisher, it is called “the most important anarchist memoir since World War II.”

Partisan Press/Cienfuegos Press 370 pp., 1980, $9.95

PROLEGOMENA TO A STUDY OF THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED IN HISTORY

This is a fascinating compendium of quotations, fragments and graphics from the history and tradition of rebellion to authority and the defense of the natural and primitive community against the state and capital. Anarchist sailors, Louis Lingg, Shay’s Rebellion, satanic anarchists, Ravachol, IWW, children’s songs and fairy tales, American Indians, Bakunin, Krazy Kat, Sioux victory songs…. “I’ve labored hard and long for bread,/For honor and for riches,/ But on my corns too long you’ve tred/You fine-haired sons of bitches.”—Black Bart in a note left after his first stage coach robbery in 1875.

(while they last) $1.00

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

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

Glass Mountain, 94 pp. Orig. $2.50, now $1.25

ANARCHIST REVIEW 5

Includes Cienfuegos Press news, Some Thoughts on Organization, Anarchists in the Mexican Revolution, selections from Malatesta, Occult Authoritarians, Anarchists in Fiction, Libertarian Movement in the Netherlands, and more. More than 120 pages of articles, photos, cartoons, reviews.

Cienfuegos Press $5.50

ANARCHIST REVIEW 4

Cienfuecos Press 182 pp. (size 9 x 12) $8.00

WITCHES, MIDWIVES AND NURSES by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

A history of women heelers. 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, orig. $1.50, now $1

THE FLOODGATES OF ANARCHY by Stuart Christie & Albert Meltzer

“The floodgates holding back anarchy are cracking. The liberal would ease the pressure by diverting some of the water; the conservative would shore up the dykes; the totalitarian would construct a stronger dam … Only with the total abolition of government can society develop in freedom.”

Kahn & Averill Hardcover $1.50

THE FIRST MAYDAY: THE HAYMARKET SPEECHES 1895-1910 by Voltairine de Cleyre with an introduction, notes and bibliography by Paul Avrich

Classic speeches by anarchist agitator de Cleyre, on the Chicago frame-ups and state murders of the five anarchist martyrs of Haymarket, this book is a dramatic condemnation of the state and capitalist justice. It also includes illustrations by Siporin.

Cienfuegos Press/Libertarian Book Club/Soil of Liberty, 53 pp., $3.00

The following pamphlets from London Solidarity are by Paul Cardan, and are helpful, though partial contributions towards a critique of Marxism. Some of the pamphlets may be dated, but are of great historical interest. Supplies are limited.

THE MEANING OF SOCIALISM

HISTORY & REVOLUTION: A REVOLUTIONARY CRITIQUE OF HISTORICAL MATERIALISM

THE FATE OF MARXISM by P. Cardan $.25 each

MODERN CAPITALISM AND REVOLUTION—P. Cardan $,75

THESES ON THE CHINESE REVOLUTION by Cajo Brendel

$.25

CEYLON: THE JVP UPRISING OF APRIL 1971

Solidarity Pamphlet $.25

SORTING OUT THE POSTAL STRIKE by Joe Jacobs

$.25

THE NEW MOVEMENT by Henri Simon

$.25

THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM by Wilhelm Reich

The social function of fascism and the crucial role played in it by the authoritarian family and the church are carefully analyzed in this classic study of Reich’s. Touchstone, 1970, 400 pp., $3.95

WITHOUT A TRACE by Background GmBH

A “technical manual like no other,” this book covers the various areas Of advancement in police technology in forensic science and criminalistics. But-it is also a political book: “It speaks to everyone interested in knowing how the police operate and where their technical limits lie.”

Partisan Press $4.95

TOWARDS A CITIZENS MILITIA: ANARCHIST ALTERNATIVES TO NATO & THE WARSAW PACT by IRSM/1st of May Group

In his review of this pamphlet in the last issue of the Fifth Estate, Larry Talbert pointed out the positive informational elements of the book while at the same time noting the innate problems of maintaining a libertarian perspective within the terms of clandestine and military activity. Caused a lot of controversy around these parts, but some of the information may prove of use later in the game.

Cienfuegos Press $3.25

WARTIME STRIKES by Martin Glaberman

Tells the story of the struggle against the no-strike pledge in the UAW during the Second World War. “It is rare for history to provide so clear-cut and well-documented a contradiction. On the one hand, a majority of auto workers voted to sustain the no-strike pledge. On the other hand, a majority went out on wildcat strikes.”

Bewick Editions $6.00

THE OLD WAYS by Gary Snyder

Essays on ethnopoetics, reinhabitation, poetry, myth and the sense of place. “To combat cultural genocide one needs a critique of civilization itself.”

City Lights $2.50

BACK IN STOCK—INDUSTRIALISM & DOMESTICATION by Paula & John Zerzan,

Shows the bitter resistance met by early capitalism and the establishment of the factory system and subsequent degradation of labor inherent to “socialist” as well as capitalist modernization. “The progress of ‘progress’ is left with few partisans, and its enemies with few illusions as to what is worth preserving.”

Black Eye Press $.85

THE KRONSTADT UPRISING OF 1921 by Lynne Thorndycraft

A precise introduction to the uprising of the Russian sailors and workers of Kronstadt and Petrograd. Thorndycraft draws examples and information from not only the sailors and anarchists, but also the Bolsheviks and their supporters.

Left Bank, 21 pp., $ .50

POLAND: 1970-71 by Informations Correspondence Ouvrieres

“The cover picture of this pamphlet showing the blazing Communist Party headquarters in the Polish city of Sczcecin graphically illustrates what this pamphlet is really about: the hatred of the people for their rulers … Suddenly everything became quite clear; ‘An entire exploited class rose against a ruling class, exposing the real social relations and shattering all mystification… The rulers had only one alternative: to recognize that it was workers who were fighting for their material life and ultimately for their total liberation. The implicit recognition of the workers’ demands co-existed with brutal repression.'” (from our original review of the book)

Black & Red, 117 pp., $1.25

BACK IN STOCK—A new shipment of Ideas for Setting Your Mind in a Condition of Dis*ease

from Falling Sky Books/Black Rat. “The suppressed subjectivity cries out its unfulfilled desires with criminal passion.”

Black Thumb Press $1.00

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