Dirty Secrets of the Mycelium Underground


Fifth Estate # 413, Spring, 2023

a review of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Milkweed Editions, 2020 (original: 2013)

How to Bring the Ivory Tower Back to Earth


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

a review of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by David Graeber. Prickly Paradigm Press, 2004

Geography, Progress, and Its Discontents


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review ofBeyond Geography: The Western Spirit against the Wilderness by Frederick Turner. Viking, 1980 Beyond Geography first came to my attention in the early 1980s when Fredy Perlman began his arguments in Against His-story, Against Leviathan! with an appraisal …

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Explaining Anarchism to a Parent Can Be Tough!


Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

a review of Anarchy Explained to My Father by Francis Dupuis-Deri and Thomas Deri; Translated from the French by John Gilmore. New Star Books, Vancouver, 2017

Tramp Printers


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

a review of The Tramp Printers: Forgotten Trails of the Travelling Typographers by Charles Overbeck. Eberhart Press, 2017

Foreign Anarchists as Boogyman


Fifth Estate # 397, Winter, 2017

a review of Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915-1940 by Travis Tomchuk. University of Manitoba Press, 2015, 260 pp.



Fifth Estate # 392, Fall/Winter 2014 - Art & Anarchy

a review of Cazzarola!: Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy (A Novel) by Norman Nawrocki. PM Press, 2013, 300pp pmpress.org