Fifth Estate #385 – Fall 2011: Anarchist Fiction

September 25, 2011

Cover: Fifth Estate #385 -- Anarchist FictionIn a 1905 letter from prison, Alexander Berkman wrote: “None of us are ready for anarchy, though many are for anarchism.” In this letter, Berkman defined anarchism as a philosophy, and anarchy as a social state, the end goal of anarchism.

The Fifth Estate’s new issue explores visions of anarchism and anarchy through fiction. From fictional struggles of anarchists in the past and present, to stories of an anarchist future, we explore the many facets of anarchism as a philosophy, anarchy as a social state, and anything and everything else in between.


  • Copyright or Wrong by Walker Lane
  • June 11 International Day of Solidarity with Eric McDavid & Marie Mason
  • Vancouver’s Hockey Riots by Ron Sakolsky
  • Gaza: Youth Manifesto
  • Greece: We Won’t Pay by Dan Georgakas
  • Spain: The Indignados by J.E. Hamilton
  • Larry Portis in Memorium

Anarchist Fiction

  • A Brief History of Anarchist Fiction by Margaret Killjoy
  • Hoppin’ Aboard the Underground Railroad by Ron Sakolsky and Sean Woods
  • Lives of the Saints by Alan Franklin
  • It Will Be Like This by Phillip Norbury
  • The Nacirema by Brien O’Shea
  • Coiled Rope Haikus by Zeraph Dylan Moore
  • A Morning in the Library by Alex Hooks
  • An Anarchist is America’s Poet Laureate


  • Vietnam: Where the Political is Still Personal — Review by Jim Feast
  • Subversions: Anarchist Short Stories — Review by Penelope Rosemont

Fifth Estate #385 – Fall 2011: Anarchist Fiction was published on September 25, 2011

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