Guérin’s classic anthology of anarchism translated and reprinted, available for the first time in a Daniel Guérin Goodreads reviews for No Gods No Masters . No Gods No Masters has ratings and 29 reviews. Jake said: This is an anthology of anarchist writing from around the s to WWII and the quality of. No gods, no masters is an anarchist and labour slogan. It has been in common use by . Daniel (). No Gods, No Masters – Daniel Guérin – Google Books.

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vuerin Really good, but hard to recommend unless you have at least a passing interest in anarchism and the patience to read political philosophy. I have read several, which I am not now evaluating. It appears first in Section 22, in a critique of the notion that nature dictates a morality of equality before the law.

The same way some have tried to make a coherent system of gods out of the anarchic pun intended set of cults and temples in ancient Rome mxsters Greece, the same way Guerin tries to give a direction to a group of people that stood for extremely different goals and paths.

Some stuff is still interesting though like the arguments between advocates of a “workers’ state” and masterw advocating a “federation of communes” and using socialism as a transitional phase or just diving head first straight into anarchism. It begins with a bang Max Stirner but ends in jo whimper Federica Montseny, one of the anarchists who became a government minister during the Spanish Revolution.

If he did, anarchism was dead. I also marked the hell out of the book, especially the Proudhoun and Bakunin parts.


This is not madters good anthology for someone trying to start or get into anarchism as this is better as a companion guide through history and particular instances and feelings in anarchism at the early points in time of anarchism. Description The first English translation of Guerin’s monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume.

No gods, no masters: An anthology of anarchism – Daniel Guerin

Even George Plekhanov could write: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It has been in common use by anarchists in England since the late 19th century. The book starts with Nietzsche’s contemporary Max Stirner an interesting dude with a whiff of Ayn Rand in him guerun was all about the individual, t This is an anthology of anarchist writing from around the s to WWII and the quality of the selections in it vary greatly.

Daniel Gu rin was the author of Anarchism: This book is not a historical record of anarchy but rather a caniel of anarchism as a school of moral, economical, political, and social philosophy as seen through the writings of its most prolific thinkers.

No Gods No Masters : An Anthology of Anarchism

I have always been interested in the question of social justice and felt a kindred spirit with Marxism but i could not bring myself to accept its authoritarian principle. But if it is difficult to assemble a really good anarchist anthology, that is no excuse for assembling a really bad anarchist anthology.

This definitive anthology portrays anarchism as a sophisticated ideology whose nuances and complexities highlight the natural desire for freedom in all of us. Roller rated it really liked it Jul 31, I go back to it again and again for hope. Refresh and try again. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


For other uses, see No gods, no masters disambiguation. The only way to do that, would be to publish an anthology under a title such as The Anarchists where most of the contributors are not anarchists, and some of them, such as Joseph Conrad, are writing to refute or caricature anarchism. A great collection of classic writings to help understand the philosophy and political worldview of anarchism. madters

The newsletter promoted contraception and insisted that every woman was the mistress of her own body [17]. It details a vast array of unpublished documents, letters, debates, manifestos, reports, impassioned calls-to-arms and reasoned analysis; the history, organization and practice of the movement–its theorists, advocates and activists; the great names and the obscure, towering legends and unsung heroes.

No Gods No Masters: You have to get that right first. The book only goes up to the ‘s.

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No Gods No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism by Daniel Guérin

Even British authors are excluded. Danie, using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Feb 22, Mehdi rated it liked it Shelves: No Gods No Masters: The Ego and His Own, ed. He was a prolific writer. A nice compilation of excerpts from a number of libertarian thinkers. No gods — No Masters!

The Program of the Aragonese Federation of Collectives. Some important Anarchist papers are missing while others are just not relevant