The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when ´´Turn on, Burn down, Blow up´´ are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author´´ ´´This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don´t need this book. They already know everything that´s in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book.´´ In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows. The section on explosives and booby traps ranges from TNT to whistle traps. One hundred and eleven drawings supplement the recipes. ´´This book is for anarchists,´´ says William Powell, ´´Those who feel able to discipline themselves on all the subjects from drugs, to weapons, to explosives) that are currently illegal in this country.´´ Techniques, disciplines, precautions, and warnings pervade what may be the most disquieting ´´how-to´´ book of contemporary times.
´´Ein aberwitziges Abenteuer à la Terry Pratchett´´ Abendzeitung - Jahrelang vergriffen. Geklaut, raubkopiert, ersteigert: Nach fünfzehn Jahren kehrt das Kultbuch bei ars vivendi zurück! - Ein heiteres, humoristisches Buch - literarischer Slapstick auf hohem Niveau - Für Leser von Die Bibel nach Biff und Douglas Adams Don Fernando, Sohn von Christoph Kolumbus, hat bei einem Einkaufsbummel in Nürnberg im Jahre 1512 die Urkunde des kastilischen Königs liegen lassen, in der ihm zehn Prozent Amerikas zugesprochen werden. Solche Dinge kommen vor, und nach so langer Zeit ist sowieso alles vergessen. Außer natürlich, wenn einer der Beteiligten versehentlich Unsterblichkeit erlangt und nach fünfhundert Jahren vergeblicher Suche entnervt den Nürnberger Bürgermeister mitten im Wahlkampf entführt, um endlich an seine Urkunde zu kommen. Und damit geht der Ärger erst los, denn die USA ziehen lieber in den Krieg gegen Franken, als den Erben auszubezahlen. Zum Glück findet Don Fernando einige Mitstreiter - Wikinger, aztekische Wissenschaftler, Außerirdische und ein paar Rockmusiker -, die Amerika und dem Rest der Welt mit anarchistischem Humor die Stirn bieten.
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was a political activist and writer. She played a key role in the development of the anarchist ideology of the first half of the 20th century. These four speeches against conscription were made by Emma Goldman in 1917. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jean Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000327/bk_yurt_000327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ideas can be powerful...and dangerous.When the CIA sends a financial analyst named Tyler Blake to go undercover at the Anarchapulco conference in Mexico, the idea is to have eyes and ears on anarchist plots. Somehow things don’t go as planned. Despite good intentions, the ideas of freedom he’s exposed to might just be too contagious to resist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Witstijn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151888/bk_acx0_151888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don´t want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue. Colin Ward provides answers to these questions by considering anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and policy of ´´no compromise´´ with the apparatus of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more ´´organized´´ and ´´reasonable´´ than is currently perceived? Whatever the politics of the reader, Ward´s argument ensures that anarchism will be much better understood after experiencing this book.
When an interviewer asked Phillip K. Dick ´´What is the most important quality for a writer to have?” he replied ´´A sense of indignation... A writer writes because it´s his response to the world. It´s a natural process, like respiration... The capacity for indignation is the most important thing for a creative person. Not the aesthetic capacity but the capacity for indignation... And especially indignation at the treatment afforded other people. To see some of the things that are going on in the world and to feel indignant...That is the basis of the writer.” Whatever it was that stimulated his creative juices, we are the lucky beneficiaries, as demonstrated in this collection of five stories, all first published in 1954. In ´´Exhibit Piece” a long-suffering museum worker becomes a little too attached to his display of mid-20th century lifestyle. In ´´Upon the Dull Earth” a young man refuses to let go of his soul mate, and he creates a chain reaction that he couldn’t have anticipated. In ´´Progeny” one man’s idea of how to raise a child is challenged by new, more scientific techniques. ´´The Last of the Masters” explores a post-apocalyptic world, where anarchists don’t just occupy Wall Street, they occupy the entire planet. Finally, in ´´Breakfast at Twilight”, a family awakes to find theirs is the only house left on their street, and they are forced to make the most important decision of their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/eloq/000013/bk_eloq_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don´t want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue. Colin Ward provides answers to these questions by considering anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin through to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and the policy of ´no compromise´ with the apparatus of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more ´´organized´´ and ´´reasonable´´ than is currently perceived? Whatever the politics of the listener, Ward´s argument ensures that anarchism will be much better understood after experiencing this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000918/bk_adbl_000918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a boy, he spied for Sherlock Holmes. As a man, he must save the empire. London, 1909: the British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters, he needs proof of a threat - and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. The playing fields of Eton may produce good officers but not men who can work undercover in a munitions factory that appears to be leaking secrets to the Germans. Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell´s old friend Sherlock Holmes - he led a gang of urchin investigators known as the Baker Street Irregulars - Wiggins is an ex-soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a born street fighter. ´The best,´ says Holmes. Wiggins turns down the job - he ´don´t do official´. But when his best friend is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins sees that the role of secret agent could take him towards his sworn revenge. Tracking the Russian gang, Wiggins meets a mysterious beauty called Bela, who saves his life. Working for Kell, he begins to unravel a conspiracy that reaches far beyond the munitions factory. Fast paced, action packed, full of twists and violent, sometimes poignant shocks, The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy marks the arrival of a brilliant new writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001156/bk_hodd_001156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.