A Brief History of Anarchist Fiction


Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

Excerpted and reprinted from Fifth Estate #385, Fall, 2011.

The Fall of Ekset City


Fifth Estate # 393, Spring 2015

Ekset City was on fire. Flares and napalm and hammers and bullets and the angry minds of angry men were tearing through three hundred years of architecture and three thousand years of culture. At the center of the city, a …

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Portrait of a Snitch


Fifth Estate # 391, Spring/Summer 2014 - Anarchy!

a review of Informant: A documentary directed and written by Jamie Meltzer. Information at informantdoc.com; also Netflix.

We Will Not Be Broken


Fifth Estate # 390, Fall, 2013

We packed the courtroom to overflowing, some of our number forced to wait nervously in the hall outside. Jerry Koch, a New York City anarchist and legal activist, stood calmly and silently as his lawyer went through the motions of …

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A Brief History of Anarchist Fiction


Fifth Estate # 385, Fall, 2011

People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all …

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The Anarchist Utopian Imagination


Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

“There’s a kind of desire that, whenever it arises, is censored scientifically, morally, politically. The ruling reality tries to stamp it out. This desire is the dream of a second reality.” — P.M., bolo’bolo