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…

Techno Madness


Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

We live in a technological life-world, more so by the hour. Our ecology is now all too largely technology, which has been irreversible, directional, and cumulative. The process that now characterizes civilization is a generalized technicization. Its success is measurable …

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Discussion on Anti-work

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Fifth Estate # 309, June 19, 1982

“Anti-Work and the Struggle for Control” in this issue [FE #309, June 19, 1982] continues John Zerzan’s work demonstrating the massive erosion of traditional American values, in this case centering on popular allegiance to the work ethic. Below is a …

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