Anarchism & the Vote


Fifth Estate # 413, Spring, 2023

Emma Goldman is reputed to have said, “If voting could change things, they’d make it illegal.” Contempt for the franchise permeates anarchism, so that anarchists who favor participating in state elections are both in the minority and on the defensive.

A Wild and Radical Life Cut Short by Fascists


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams (with the original text of “Lesbian Love”) by Jonathan Ned Katz. Chicago Review Press 2021

French Anarchists in the Algerian Revolution


Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

a review of Eyes to the South: French Anarchists and Algeria, by David Porter; foreword by Sylvain Boulouque. AK Press, 2011, 550 pp, $25