Freedom Press

ABC of Anarchism


by Alexander Berkman

From the blurb:
“Our social institutions are founded on certain ideas and as long as these are generally believed, the institutions built on them are safe. Government remains strong because people think political authority and legal compulsion necessary. Capitalism will continue as long as such an economic system is considered adequate and just. The weakening of the ideas which support the evil and oppressive present-day conditions means the ultimate breakdown of government and capitalism. Progress consists of abolishing what man has outlived and substituting in its place a more suitable environment.”

Freedom Press
First Published 1942, this edition 2006
ISBN: 0-900384-03-4
147 pages
Black and White