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The Struggle Against The State And Other Essays


Manufacturer: AK Press

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Nestor Makhno was the leader of a libertarian peasant and worker army and insurrection in the Ukraine which successfully fought Ukranian nationalists, the Whites, the Bolsheviks and the bourgeoisie and put anarchism into practice in the years following the Russian Revolution.

Makhno was a committed anarchist who had spent years in Russian prisons for his political activities. Released from jail by the February Revolution he returned to his village of Gulyai-Polye and threw himself into organising unions, communes and soviets.

During the Russian civil-war he proved himself to be a brilliant military commander, whose partisans saved the Red Army from crushing military defeat at the hands of the Whites. When the White threat had been removed, the Bolshevik State turned on the Makhnovshchina and eventually defeated them and their revolutionary achievements.

The history of the Makhnovshchina has been consistently distorted by the Soviet state and it's apologists. This collection of essays and articles, appearing for the first time in English, and written while Makhno was in exile in Paris in the twenties, rebuts these distortions and demonstrates Makhno's principled and intelligent espousal of anarchism.

The themes he covers include: the Russian Revolution; the Makhnovist insurgency; the national question in the Ukraine; the Makhnovshchina and anti-semitism; the Kronstadt revolt; the Bolsheviks; 'proletarian' power; 'soviet' power; and anarchist organisation.

Writen by Alexandre Skirda, translated by Paul Sharkey. Published by AK Press, 1996.

Product Code: 9781873176788

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