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The politics of attack

Communiqués and insurrectionary violence

By Michael Loadenthal

The politics of attack
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  • Publish Date: Jul 2017
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    This story explores the history, ideas, and strategies of insurrectionary anarchism. This book asks the reader to consider the theories of bomb-throwing, window-smashing, graffiti-scrawling arsonists, and through an examination of movement communiqués, embrace the critique offered by the clandestine, urban guerrillas fighting for total liberation against the omnipresent forces of violence and coercion.

    Reviews

    'This book is a unique historical-to-contemporary overview of insurrectionary currents and a welcome contribution to contemporary anarchist studies.'
    Allan Antliff, University of Victoria, Anarchist Studies 27.1

    'The definitive text on late-twentieth century- early twentyfi-rst century leftwing violence and terrorism.'
    Richard Bach Jensen,Terrorism & Political Violence, 31(4) 2019

    Contents

    1. Concerning method and the study of political violence
    2. Insurrection as history from Guy Fawkes to black blocs
    3. Insurrection as a post-millennial, clandestine, network of cells
    4. Insurrection as warfare, terrorism and revolutionary design
    5. Insurrection as theory, text, and strategy
    6. Insurrection as values-driven theory and action
    7. Insurrection as anti-securitization communication
    References
    Index

    Author

    Michael Loadenthal is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio and Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association

    The politics of attack

    By Michael Loadenthal

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