Manufacturers

Blessed is the Flame

Blessed is the Flame

An introduction to anarcho-nihilism becomes tales of resistance in the Nazi concentration camps

More details


£5.67

This book, with a name from a poem by a partisan fighter, takes two things that would not necessarily seem to go together, but that, on second thought, are made for each other. 

An introduction to anarcho-nihilism becomes tales of resistance in the Nazi concentration camps, almost all of which failed (in the sense that the resisters died), and for which there was never much hope that they could do anything but fail, which are then analyzed in light of anarcho-nihilism.
This book is an excellent example of taking anarcho-nihilism seriously, as a call to action that has nothing to do with the expectation that we will succeed at making the world better.

For those who are confused about anarcho-nihilism, and also for those who use the word nihilism as a trendy way to talk about the same actions that leftists have been doing for decades, this text will be an especially helpful road sign.

What does it take to resist in absolutely futile and overwhelming situations?
Inside of the Nazi concentration camps, places designed to eradicate all possibilities for resistance, inmates organized, sabotaged, and reflexively fought back against their oppressors. Within each of these stories we can find a simmering spirit of anarcho-nihilism, a tendency that challenges us to translate our feelngs of hopelessness into wild and joyous forms of attack. 
Because even if we don't stand a chance, we refuse to be led to the slaughter like sheep.

Cart  

No products

£0.00 Shipping
£0.00 Total

Cart Check out

New products

  • Eat Like it Matters by Isy Morgenmuffel
  • Aufheben *24
Eat Like it Matters by Isy Morgenmuffel
Food choice, nutrition and wellbeing in a capitalist food system
Read more
Aufheben *24
Brexit means… what? Hapless ideology and practical consequences
Read more
The Bolshevik Myth by Alexander Berkman
Beckman's Diary from 1920 to 1922 including the text known as The...
Read more
My Disillusionment in Russia by Emma Goldman
Emma's classic account of what went wrong with the communist revolution...
Read more
Anarchism, The Feminist Connection
Anarchism, The Feminist Connection by Peggy Kornegger
Read more
The International Revolutionary Movement: 1st of May Group
A study of the origins and development of the revolutionary anarchist...
Read more
One Dimensional Woman by Nina Power
Exposes the dark heart of contemporary cultural life by examining...
Read more
Subvertising: The Piracy of Outdoor Advertising, Hogre
Be inspired by Hogre's sneaky, illegal subvertising!
Read more
Maximum Rocknroll *408 May 2017
Berlin's MÜLLTÜTE, Gainesville shoegazers UV-TV, ATAXXIA from...
Read more
One Way Ticket to Cubesville *20
The elderly punk zine of anarchy, absurdity and er punk!
Read more
Class Cohesion versus Spurious Patriotism
A Straight Talk to British Workers by Fred Bramley
Read more
Bliss Tweed Mill Strike, 1913–14
Bliss Tweed Mill Strike, 1913–14, Causes, Conduct and Consequences by...
Read more
100 Fishponds Rd.
Life and Death in a Victorian Workhouse by Roger Ball, Di Parkin, Steve...
Read more
Slaughter No Remedy
The life and times of Walter Ayles, Bristol Conscientious Objector by...
Read more
The Maltreated and the Malcontents
Working in the Great Western Cotton Factory 1838-1914 by Mike Richardson
Read more
The Smoke-Dragon and How to Destroy it by Edward Carpenter
The Smoke-Dragon and How to Destroy it (1894) by Edward Carpenter and...
Read more
Lady Blackshirts
The Perils of Perception – suffragettes who became fascists by Rosemary...
Read more
The Enigma of Hugh Holmes Gore
Bristol’s Nineteenth Century Christian Socialist Solicitor by Mike...
Read more
The Criminal Child
 a critical engagement with the French youth prisons
Read more
Cracks in a Grey Sky
An anthology of Do or Die: Voices from ecological Resistance.
Read more

» All new products