*UPDATED* Fredy Perlman's Against His-story, Against Leviathan

Sabato, 13 Giugno

*UPDATED* Fredy Perlman's Against His-story, Against Leviathan

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An online discussion about Fredy Perlman’s book Against His-story, Against Leviathan hosted by FORGED BOOKS, Manchester’s anarchist reading group.  Our focus is on chapters 1 & 21 (~40 pages).

Online conversations take place on the Jitsi platform here: https://8x8.vc/forged/books

People never become altogether empty shells. A glimmer of life remains in the faceless Ensis [bosses] and zeks [workers] who seem more like springs and wheels than like human beings. They are potential human beings. They are, after all, the living beings responsible for the cadaver’s coming to life, they are the ones who reproduce, wean and move the Leviathan. Its life is but a borrowed life; it neither breathes nor breeds; it is not even a living parasite; it is an excretion and they are the ones who excrete it.

The compulsive and compulsory reproduction of the cadaver’s life is the subject of more than one essay. Why do people do it? This is the great mystery of civilized life.


alt. link: https://archive.org/details/al_Fredy_Perlman_Against_His-story_Against_Leviathan_a4/mode/2up

audiobook: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=Oo-7WT_tJIo

hard copy: https://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/books/4055-against-history-against-leviathen-by-fredy-perlman.html

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Sabato, 13 Giugno, 2020 - 14:00


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FORGED BOOKS is a bookclub in the UK.  We host a reading group across Manchester and Sheffield.

We are currently meeting online.  All welcome!



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