Black Threads #2 God and the State, Mikhail Bakunin

Tuesday, 5 December

Black Threads #2 God and the State, Mikhail Bakunin

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In this series of discussions we will go back into the heritage of anarchism to look at specific written contributions to the theory and practice of attack, informal organisation and permanent revolt. Each week some extracts will be shared beforehand which can be read to prepare for the next discussion or not. Each discussion will start with a short presentation of the book.

"Government by science is becoming as impossible as that of divine right, wealth, or brute force. All powers are henceforth to be submitted to pitiless criticism. 

If it is allowable to cite any one name from those of the revolutionists who have taken part in this immense work of renovation, there is not one that may be singled out with more justice than that of Mikhail Bakunin."

Carlo Cafiero, Elisée Reclus. Preface to God and the State (First French Edition)

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Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 5 December, 2023 - 19:00


  • book shop/info shop/library
  • discussion/presentation


  • free
Touchpaper Anarchist Library
385 Queens Road, New Cross
SE14 5HD
United Kingdom


New Cross Gate railway station

Touchpaper is an anarchist library in South London. Only the best in subversive publications from around the world, with distro publications for contribution, library books which can be borrowed with a small deposit, and an extensive archive of anarchist ideas put onto paper.


  • book shop/info shop/library

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The Library is open at the following times every week:

Tuesday  4pm- 9pm
Sunday  2pm-7pm