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Publisher's Summary

Anarchism has been both a vision of a peaceful, cooperative society — and an ideology of revolutionary terror. Since the term itself — anarchism — is a negation, there is a great deal of disagreement on what the positive alternative would look like. The black flag comes in many colors.

The Anarchist Handbook is an opportunity for all these many varied voices to speak for themselves, from across the decades. These were human beings who saw things differently from their fellow men. They fought and they loved. They lived and they died. They disagreed on much, but they all shared one vision: Freedom.

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  1. "Hoch Die Anarchie!" read by Michael Malice
  2. "William Godwin" read by Arthur Herman
  3. "Max Stirner" read by Ethan Suplee
  4. "Pierre-Joseph Proudhon" read by Tim Pool
  5. "Herbert Spencer" read by Chris Williamson
  6. "Josiah Warren" read by David Pietrusza
  7. "Mikhail Bakunin" read by Karol Markowicz
  8. "Lysander Spooner" read by Kmele Foster
  9. "Johann Most" read by Curtis Yarvin
  10. "Louis Lingg" read by Michael Malice
  11. "Benjamin Tucker" read by Dave Rubin
  12. "Peter Kropotkin" read by Yeon-Mi Park
  13. "Leo Tolstoy" read by Buck Sexton
  14. "Alexander Berkman" read by Maj Toure
  15. "Voltairine De Cleyre" read by Adrianne Curry
  16. "Emma Goldman" read by Mikhaila Peterson
  17. "Dynamite" read by Lauren Chen
  18. "Morris and Linda Tannehill" read by Bridget Phetasy
  19. "David Friedman" read by Dave Smith
  20. "Murray Rothbard" read by Tom Woods
  21. "John Hasnas" read by Ron Coleman
  22. "Michael Malice" read by Lex Fridman
©2020 Michael Malice (P)2021 Michael Malice

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An absolute gem

“People will say with a straight face that having one choice for dear leader is tyranny – but having two is freedom.”

This book is a collection of some of the most thought provoking essays on anarchism and government ever compiled. Free from the usual corporate talking points of the right or left, Malice is one of the true thought leaders of our time. His unique viewpoints and original ideas make him the perfect author for the Anarchist Handbook. This book will be used as a starting point for future generations of independent thinkers seeking to unshackle themselves from the drab musings of corporate authors and authoritarian governments around the world.

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  • 12-31-21

Comic Book Villain makes you think.

Edited and brought to you by the H.L. Mencken of our time, comes a collection of works that challenge every notion of involuntary governance. Who better than a literal, real life comic book villain to collect and introduce us to a group so hated by those in power? Malice has that rare ability to alienate and then endear all at once that seems almost a requirement for the work of destroying what can (at first thought) seem like an unstoppable narrative. The cast of this audiobook further proves this due to the broad spectrum of Malice's (not just associates) friends. Every one of them does an amazing job reading the words of individuals who spoke out and received little (if any) praise in their own time.

Take the good, but don't just leave what you consider "bad". Really try to consider itand what it actually means. You will likely still consider some of it lacking, but you may have a newfound understanding of others that will change the way you look at
human interaction the rest of you life.

This could be your "I, Robot" moment that changes the rest of your life.

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Bravo!

Very much appreciated each chapter being read by a different Narrator, knowing that each were hand picked by Michael, amazing. More multi-character chapter books should be read this way. Audible needs to title the chapters, especially with these type of books.It would make it so much easier to go back to the specific person that was written about.

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wonderful listen

This was a fantastic collection of essays read by some of the best personalities online today. You don't need to agree politically with any one of the to appreciate what they contribute. I am thrilled to have finally found this on Audible. This collection definitively makes the case for peaceful cooperation without the force of government.

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Malice is the best

Lex Fridman reading the malice essay 👌

Some very failed Podcaster also read anatomy of the state and did it pretty well I must say.

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"I, simply, pray to be left alone"

Great book Mr. Malice.
I pray the world will move ever closer to anarchy.

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Enlightening

They say the difference between an anarchist and Minarchist is 6 months, but I insist the difference is 4 chapters of the anarchist handbook.

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a black flag of only two colors really

these essays (and more) should really have been released as two distinct volumes

for this *black flag of many colors* truly only comes in two: one of yellow and one of red

one for the individual man and one for mobs

one of freedom and one of slavery

one of consent and one of rape

one of production and one of plunder

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Tough to listen to

This audiobook has some of the worst narration I've ever been exposed to. Many of the readers seem to never have read the material before. Some of them go over the top trying to put emotion into the reading that I'm not sure the writer intended. Others might as well be reading instructions for programming a VCR. I'm not sure I'll make it all the way through it.

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Malice is awesome.

Amazing book. Brilliant. I have 22 new assignments for people to learn about thanks to this collection.

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  • 12-28-21

The Story of the Black Flag

Excellent content from Malice and the others. Also, every reader's performance was stellar. Would recommend!

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  • 02-21-22

The most enlightening view of anarchy

loved this collection of essays, which where read dramatically and with conviction.
it was amazing to hear the different beliefs within anarchy expressed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-22

Thought provoking

Well organized, thought provoking.
I haven't been converted to anarchism just yet, but many of the points made in this book are pertinent and refreshing. It's nice to see the argument for such an unorthodox ideology. My bias towards liberty has only been reinforced.

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  • Ludwig van El
  • 02-17-22

Communists are noy mybsort of anarchidts

I bought this book, because I am an anarchist. But a capitalist, not a communist. This book suffers from that, even so, I'm glad anarchism is in the spotlight.

Necesarily, this book contains a lot of chapters by communists, who fiound themselves do impressive that they wrote very verbosely.

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  • 03-29-22

The insidious Mr Malice

In 1980 no one on earth thought the USSR would spin into oblivion within a decade, although it was obvious in retrospect. Equally, this book is a harbinger of change to come across the English speaking world.

It is a great collection of Anarchism without adjectives. When I heard Malice was doing this I wondered if it was going to be an anarcho-capitalist view of the world. However, he has done a fantastic job of assembling a great collection of essays. In particular, it was a pleasure to hear many of the elder millennials as narrators, these guys are the hope of the side.

As someone who has watched many of these characters growing up in the YouTube world, I thought the essay matching was fantastic. Yeon-mi Park reading Kropotkin was an inspired choice.

Malice has an acute intellect, His efforts to compile this and promote it is a welcome step toward a freer society and a renewed view of the world.

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  • Emir
  • 01-20-22

a brilliant summary of anarchist thought

this is a brilliant summary of anarchist thought both past and present. personally I am a Moldbugian Monarchist, I came to this conclusion through the works of authors such like these. from Rothbard to Hoppe to Moldbug. yet at heart I'm still an AnCap, and I'm very grateful for the works of these authors as they hold priceless value in my personal intellectual and moral development