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8. Dynamite Club: The Anarchists


8. Dynamite Club: The Anarchists

France Since 1871 (HIST 276)

Anarchists, unlike syndicalists and other leftists, seek to destroy the state rather than to capture state power for themselves. Emile Henry and other late nineteenth-century radicals inaugurated the modern practice of terrorism in their individualism and their indiscriminate choice of civilian targets. Despite the terrifying consequences of individual acts of terrorism, these pale in comparison to the consequences of state terrorism.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Roots of Anarchism: Founders and the French Context
12:59 - Chapter 2. The Legacy of Ravachol
18:51 - Chapter 3. The Story of Émile Henry: The Individualist Anarchist
39:10 - Chapter 4. Henry's Deed: The Bomb and the Aftermath
44:43 - Chapter 5. Anarchism Today: Symmetries with Modern Terrorism

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

The Great Treason Incident - Anarchism in Japan

From Episode 81 of Isaac Meyer's History of Japan Podcast

In 1910, an anarchist plot to assassinate the Meiji Emperor was uncovered. Seizing the opportunity, conservatives in the government pounced in to arrest 26 anarchists. The background of this confrontation between the government and the radical left, the trials themselves, and their modern legacy are our topics

Varieties of Anarchism

TEAtime lecture delivered on 2nd October 2014

Delivered by Professor Denis McManus (Head of Philosophy, Head of Research)

Anarchism has taken many different forms over the centuries but this talk will look at one way in which modern anarchists can be seen as falling into two broad camps: individualistic and communal anarchists. While sharing some views about what is wrong with the state, these different camps base their alternative visions of life without a state on different conceptions of human flourishing. They also have different resources available to them when it comes to trying to meet the objections that come their way. For example, what are we going to do about that ‘anti-social’ individual who doesn’t want to play by our anarchist 'rules' …?

An anarchist analysis of the Chinese revolution

A talk on the Chinese revolution with a particular focus on anarchism. Also looks at the Long March and the peasant insurrections as well as the role of Mao and the Russian communist party

Andrew Flood
Presenter: Andrew Flood

The Anarchist Tension - Alfredo M. Bonanno

Anarchism is not a concept that can be locked up in a word like a gravestone. It is not a political theory. It is a way of conceiving life. And life, young or old as we may be, is not something definitive: it is a stake we must play day after day. When we wake up in the morning and put our feet on the ground we must have a good reason for getting up. If we don't it makes no difference whether we are anarchists or not. We might as well stay in bed and sleep.

Alfredo M. Bonanno, an Italian anarchist currently serving six years for charges related to the famous Marini Trial, writes about insurrectionary anarchism.

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August Reinsdorf - The Unsuccessful Anarchist Terrorist

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Matt talks about his book - The Anarchist's Guide to Travel

This is an interview with my good friend Matt Derrick about his new and exciting book The Anarchist's Guide to Travel as well as some of his other projects! Be sure to check out his etsy and consider buying his book on Amazon - it's AMAZING!

Anarchism and Terrorism in the 1890s | by Jeff Riggenbach

The Ludwig von Mises Institute presents The Libertarian Tradition, a podcast with journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator, Jeff Riggenbach.

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Jeff Riggenbach is a journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator. A member of the Organization of American Historians and a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute, he has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle; such magazines as Reason, Inquiry, and Liberty; and such websites as,, and His writings include In Praise of Decadence (1998), Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism (2009), and Persuaded by Reason: Joan Kennedy Taylor & the Rebirth of American Individualism (2014). Drawing on vocal skills he honed in classical and all-news radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, Riggenbach has also narrated versions of numerous libertarian works. (Source:

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Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism

The Education of Robert Neuwirth

Gore Vidal and Revisionism

Biographical Sketch of Max Stirner

The Libertarian Tradition

Why I Am a Left Libertarian

Is There a Psychology of Liberty?

Meeting Murray Rothbard On the Road to Libertarianism

Hazlitt as National Teacher

The Goldwater Anomaly

The Myth of the Old Right

The Story of American Revisionism

History as Fiction Designed to Unite Us

Isabel Paterson Biography Fills in Gaps in American Intellectual History

The Ecumenical Spirit and the Libertarian Movement

This Movement We Have Chosen

In Defense of the Hack Writer: Critical Reflections on Ayn Rand's The Art of Nonfiction

Taking more than 20 mg levitra ‘I Do My Thing and You Do Your Thing’

The Reagan Fraud- And After

Radio Show Interviews:

Lew Rockwell Podcast: Be a Revisionist

Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton

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Lecture Forty-three Anarchism, Atheism and Emma Goldman

Lecture Forty-three Anarchism, Atheism and Emma Goldman
The books and articles referred to in the lecture may be found in the Bibliography at the end of the written lecture, Lecture Forty-three Lecture 43 Anarchism, Atheism and Emma Goldman
This lecture will discuss the impact of anarchism, atheism and Emma Goldman (1869 – 1940) on United States culture and legal development from the Gilded Age up to America’s entry into the First World War in 1917. If you will recall from my earlier lecture on Ingersoll and the Golden Age of Freethought in the United States, the Gilded Age’s dates were approximately from the 1870’s to 1900. (Please see Ingersoll and the Golden Age of Freethought for a more developed view of the Gilded Age.)
Emma Goldman was a Jewish Lithuanian/Russian anarchist. She had immigrated to the United States in 1886, just four months before the infamous Haymarket Riot, in which 7 policemen and 4 citizens had been killed by a bomb and the ensuing gunfire. Eight men, all of them anarchists, were arrested and found guilty. Seven of the defendants were sentenced to death for murder and the eighth man received a sentence of 15 years. The Haymarket Riot and the Haymarket martyrs, as the condemned anarchists were called, were sources of great inspiration for Goldman. She was called “Red Emma,” and she was part of the left wing of American politics, but she was not a Communist or a socialist. She was an anarchist.
The Haymarket Riot also inspired Edward Bellamy’s famous 1887 novel, Looking Backward. The novel talks about America’s fear of a small band of anarchists. His book, according to Marian J. Morton, was a “powerful critique of the Gilded Age.”

Aftermath of a Deadly Anarchist Bombing in Union Square, New York City (1908)

A collection of photographs with original captions of the aftermath of an anarchist bombing during a Socialist Conference of the Unemployed rally in Union Square, New York City, March 28, 1908. Anarchist Selig Silverstein attempted to throw an explosive at police, but it exploded prematurely, mortally wounding himself as well as another bystander. All photographs attributed to Bain News Service.

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Source: Library of Congress.

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22C3: Free Software and Anarchism

Speaker: Sandro Gaycken

does this compute?

The mode of production in free software development is often being described as anarchical. Despite this attribution seems not initially intended in any fundamental political sense, this sense starts to transfuse the discussions. This invites to a closer look at the reference: what it is, what it's not and what it could be. And once viewed from general anarchist theory and the anarchist theory of technology, any political relation seems to vanish. But despite this first stance, a demonstrative value can still be obtained as soon as some critical remarks are acknowledged and some developmental frames would be changed.

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Introduction to Anarchy | Robert P. Murphy

Lecture presented by Robert P. Murphy at Dr. Brad Birzer's seminar American Order and Disorder, Hillsdale College; 9 February 2005.

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Why I Am An Anarchist - Nikolai Pavlov (1917)


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6. Workshop and Factory

France Since 1871 (HIST 276)

The Industrial Revolution in France is often said to have been entirely overshadowed by British industrial development. This analysis is inaccurate because it ignores the significance of domestic and other non-factory occupations. Indeed, it was the class of artisan workers, rather than industrial factory workers, who were first responsible for the organization of labor movements. One of the great innovations of the factory was the imposition of industrial discipline, against which many workers rebelled, often in the form of strikes.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Specific Nature of French Industrialization: Against the British Example
06:14 - Chapter 2. The Long Depression and Population Migration: The Slow and Steady March of Small-Scale Urbanization
14:11 - Chapter 3. The Development of Local Industrial Centers
20:34 - Chapter 4. Lives of Industrial Women: Domestic and Factory Production
30:13 - Chapter 5. From Craftsman to Worker: The Roots of French Socialism
40:42 - Chapter 6. The Development of Industrial Discipline

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

Anarchist History channel BBC Documentary


Anarchism as a Research Paradigm | Edward Stringham

Lecture presented by Edward Stringham at the Lugwig von Mises Institute's annual Austrian Scholars Conference held at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; March 16-18, 2006.

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Wrong Hands - New book by Dr. Ann Larabee

Michigan State University English Professor Ann Larabee provides an overview of her soon-to-be-published book The Wrong Hands: Dangerous Instructional Speech, Violence and the Law,” publishing by Oxford University Press.

In this lecture, delivered at MSU on Oct. 16, 2014, Larabee condenses a decade of work into an hour-long exploration of the themes and questions related to whether technical manuals and guides on topics such as bomb-making are rightfully part of our free speech protections. The talk covers classics such as the Anarchists Cookbook and Confessions of a Hit Man. Her publications also include Decade of Disaster (University of Illinois Press, 2000) and The Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Tale of a Confederate Spy, Con Artist, and Mass Murderer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).



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