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Orgasms of History: 3000 Years of Spontaneous Insurrection


Manufacturer: AK Press

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"Let no one kid themselves: a book is no substitute for a rifle. But it can help to train one's sights that bit better. A book can never be a substitute for an orgasm. But it can help to while away the time." –from the introduction.

Every now and then things just explode. Riots, uprisings, new & bizarre social groups just happen spontaneously. Our histories tend to overlook these eruptions or reduce them to some sort of misguided reaction to hard times, out of control for lack of responsible leadership.

Here's a book to puncture that balloon, a history book for disobedient children (& their parents) From the Cynics and Spartacus through the Levellers, Diggers & Ranters up to the Revolution of the Carnations, the San Francisco Diggers and the Red Guard of Shenwulian, via the Brethren of the Free Spirit, the 'Muchachos' in Nicaragua, Fra Dolcino, Guevara, the Tuchins, the Provos, and the Metropolitan Indians, from Modern Times to Kronstadt, from New Harmony to the IWW, from Prague to Asturias, from Rabelais to Watts... here are wild stories of people taking control rather than asking for reform. Full of illustrations including 'The Souvenir Album of Buenaventura Durruti'.

Yves Frémion, with illustrations by Volny. AK Press, 2002.

Yves Frémion lives in Paris, where he participated in the 1968 orgasm.

Product Code: 9781902593340

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