Days of love, nights of war

crimethink for beginners

281 pages

English language

Published Jan. 24, 2001 by CrimethInc..

ISBN:
9780970910103
OCLC Number:
50573500

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3 stars (1 review)

From Wikipedia: "A collection of political, social and philosophical essays written and published by anarchist collective CrimethInc. Most essays advocate the fight for personal freedom, alternate choices and lifestyles. Some of the book is devoted to the criticism of capitalism, statism, and mass-consumerism, arguing that these things dehumanize the individual and decrease the general quality of life."

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3 stars

To say I "read" this is a misnomer: I listened to the version that was recorded by whoever is behind "Audio Anarchy," a podcast I stumbled upon while poking around iTunes. To that end, it was a fairly enjoyable experience--nice to have on in your headphones while you work.

CrimethInc seems to be a polarizing group. I'm not active enough in radical political circles these days to know if they're "in" or "out" right now, or if some readers/listeners have a "love/hate" relationship with their messaging and tactics. I know that, for myself, a book like Evasion provided inspiration for me at a time when inspiration was all I was looking for. Even then, I took it with a grain of salt. Dipping into Days of War, Nights of Love ten years later was a bit like going back to hear that third album from a poppunk band you used …

Subjects

  • Anarchism
  • Radicalism
  • Social change
  • Revolutions