Confessions of a Mild-Mannered Enemy of the State — Ken Knabb Sep 18, pp. The Joy of Revolution — Ken Knabb Sep 18, pp. Public Secrets has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Dave said: The Author, Ken, donated a number of his books to an anarchist bookstore in the bay area. From th . 4 quotes from Ken Knabb: ‘When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.’, ‘Beauty, when it is not a promise of.
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Collected Skirmishes of Ken Knabb: Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Public Secrets by Ken Knabb. The first half of the book consists of two new texts. Beginning with a brief overview of the failure of Bolshevism and the inadequacy of reformism, it examines the pros and cons of a wide range of rad Literary Nonfiction.
Beginning with a brief overview of the failure of Bolshevism and the inadequacy of reformism, it examines the pros and cons of a wide range of radical tactics, then concludes with some speculations on what a liberated society might be like. The second half of the book contains virtually all of Knabb’s previous publications. Beginning with his disruption of a Gary Snyder poetry reading, it includes critiques of the New Left and the counterculture; accounts of situationist groups, tactics and scandals;translations of several French texts; an appreciation of the great writer and social critic, Kenneth Rexroth; pamphlets, posters, comics and articles on Wilhelm Reich, radical Buddhists, Japanese anarchists, Chinese dissidents, the Polish revolt, the Iranian uprising; and the widely reproduced Gulf war tract, “The War and the Spectacle.
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I had plenty of time to read, and I did-voraciously. After getting into the situationist tracts in the Anthology, and then first reading Knabb’s “Joy of Revolution” in Public Secrets then his compiled earlier work, I realized al The Author, Ken, donated a number of his books to an anarchist bookstore in the bay area. After inabb into the situationist tracts in the Anthology, and then first reading Knabb’s “Joy of Revolution” in Public Secrets then his compiled earlier work, I realized all the ideas put forth came from a long line of some of the greatest thinkers.
It is an empowering read.
Take it as serious as you should and you will discover that the world doesn’t quite look the same. In the book there are concrete suggestions towards revolution in our lifetime, and the author quickly dispatches myths such as reformism, primitivism keh pacifism while througt dispelling the idea of some kind of “necessary vanguard” and instead positing that the power for revolution ultimately lay in the hands of every day you and me.
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The Joy of Revolution by Ken Knabb
Ken Knabb is, of course, most well known for his editing of the important Situationist Anthology. That irritated me because I have no intention of becoming a consumer of someone else’s radicalism. It was interesting to follow his personal political development.
Dec 01, Graham rated it liked it. This kenn only mildly interesting. I guess we are supposed to care about the life of a man that really wished he lived in Paris during the 60’s and 70’s, but instead was stuck in San Francisco.
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The one thing knagb Ken Knabb has going for him knqbb his translations of important books that are left with no copyright. His translations are good, but his original essays are somewhat weak. In the end, i’d say that it is good that Knabb is out there to translate old and forgotten essays by French radicals if This is only mildly interesting. In the end, i’d say that it is good that Knabb is out there to translate old and forgotten essays by French radicals if only because no one else is going to do it.
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More recently, Knabb has written extensively on the Occupy movement. He holds a bachelor’s degree fr Ken Knabb b.
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He holds a bachelor’s degree from Shimer College in Chicagowhere he enrolled via the early entrance program. Books by Ken Knabb.
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