Anarchy in the Age of Reagan

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Fifth Estate # 322, Winter-Spring, 1986

The two essays printed here were written in response to a questionnaire sent out by the Italian anarchist magazine, Rivista anarchica, investigating the present situation for North American anarchist and libertarian groups and publications. Rivista anarchica, a monthly publication, is …

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Death & the Zeitgeist


Fifth Estate # 407, Fall, 2020

We are in mass society’s Age of Pandemics. At this stage of civilization nothing is stable or secure. The Age of Pandemics is also the Age of Extinction, as in no longer existing. Death as an existential, ontological matter. Nursing …

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Fifth Estate # 321, Indian Summer, 1985

  Introduction In his article on the idea of number, John Zerzan completes what appears to have become a trilogy on the origins and development of abstraction, and the accompanying alienation of humanity from nature and from the sources of …

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Withdrawal & Re-Entry


Fifth Estate # 406, Spring, 2020

Maybe the best single word that describes things today is withdrawal. // Share this on…



Fifth Estate # 405, Winter, 2020

Transhumanism, which rarely rates a mention in the media, suddenly had a brief moment of infamy recently due to the reported interest in it by the late, evil, child sex trafficker, Jeffry Epstein. // Share this on…

Confronting the Enemy

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Fifth Estate # 314, Fall 1983

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A World is Faltering


Fifth Estate # 314, Fall 1983

Fifth Estate Introduction It is impossible to give any credence to the statistics of disaffection and disintegration assembled here by John Zerzan and at the same time take seriously a recent survey in which the vast majority of Americans asserted …

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Beginning of Time, End of Time


Fifth Estate # 313, Summer, 1983

Just as today’s most obsessive notion is that of the material reality of time, self-existent time was the first lie of social life. As with nature, time did not exist before the individual became separate from it. Reification of this …

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From Red Anarchism to Green Anarchy


Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

From its Eat the Rich Gang incarnation in the 1970s, Fifth Estate has been an unparalleled source of new ideas. Thinkers like Fredy Perlman, Jacques Ellul, and Jacques Camatte were introduced and moved anti-authoritarian perspectives forward very significantly. // Share …

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A People’s History of the United States


Fifth Estate # 310, Fall 1982

a review of Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, Harper & Row, New York, 1980, 600 pages plus index. // Share this on…