We Do Not Fear Anarchy—We Invoke It: The First International and the Origins of the Anarchist Movement

We Do Not Fear Anarchy—We Invoke It: The First International and the Origins of the Anarchist Movement

Robert Graham


From 1864 to 1876, socialists, communists, exchange unionists, and anarchists synthesized a starting to be physique of anticapitalist concept via participation within the First International—a physique dedicated to uniting left-wing radical trends of the time. usually remembered for the ancient fights among Karl Marx and Michael Bakunin, the debates and experimentation throughout the overseas helped to refine and concentration anarchist rules right into a doctrine of overseas operating category self-liberation.

"This publication is a breath of unpolluted air in a stuffy room. in the end, anarchists input the historical past of socialism via the most door!"
—Davide Turcato, writer of Making feel of Anarchism: The Experiments with Revolution of Errico Malatesta, Italian Exile in London, 1889–1900

"Brimming with inspiration and feeling, richly textured, and never shy of judgment, Graham’s e-book marshals a compelling argument and matters a provocative invitation to revisit—or possibly to discover anew—the tale, the struggles, and the persisting ramifications of this pioneering International."
—Wayne Thorpe, writer of The employees Themselves: progressive Syndicalism and overseas Labour, 1913–1923

"With outstanding and cautious scholarship, Robert Graham courses us on a fancy trip that displays his command of the cloth and his skill to specific it in a transparent and easy means. should you have been to imagine this can be a few dry background e-book, you couldn’t be extra wrong."
—Barry Pateman, historian and archivist with the Kate Sharpley Library

Robert Graham has been writing approximately anarchism for thirty years. He lately edited the three-volume assortment Anarchism: A Documentary historical past of Libertarian Ideas.

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