From the 19th century newspaper publishers to protesters at the Battle of Seattle, anarchists have long been incited to action by the idea of a free society for free individuals. This history is presented with an accessible overview, quickly bringing the unitiated reader up-to-speed with a crash course in the most influential anarchists and their ideals. These principles are then further explored through groups such as the Situationists, social ecologists, zapatistas and anti-globalisation activists.
Cindy Milstein has served as the Director of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and is a co-organizer of and long-time participant in the annual Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference. Milstein was a board and a faculty member at the Institute for Social Ecology, where she taught courses on the history and practice of anarchist politics.