Collects unpublished talks and hard-to-find essays from legendary activist historian Staughton Lynd. The common theme is the conviction that humankind should reject capitalism and imperialism, and seek a transition to another world. In a wide-ranging introduction, anarchist Andrej Grubacic considers how Lynd's persistent concerns relate to traditional anarchism. Grubacic and Lynd both advocate a convergence of anarchism and Marxism. Inspired by the Zapatista upheaval in Mexico, the two friends find lessons for radicals everywhere in Zapatista ideas.
Andrej Grubacicis an anarchist dissident, historian, and sociologist who has written on anarchism and the history of the Balkans. He is the author of"Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism, and Radical History."""He lives in San Francisco. Staughton Lyndis a former professor ofhistory at Spelman College and Yale. He is the author of "Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History." He lives in Youngstown, Ohio."