Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Beyond Utopia Lies Anarchism"

From: (an Anarchist Librarian) "Beyond Utopia Lies Anarchism" is a cataloging in-joke (yes, there are such things!) It pays homage to the fact that library classification schemes place materials on anarchism after materials on utopias. It also reflects the belief that anarchism is different from the unattainable perfection of utopia (which, after all, is Greek for "not a place"). Anarchism is no mere story for idle dreamers. Anarchism is a living, breathing, body of thought intended to be put into practice. *
Text reads: "Illiteracy blinds the spirit. Study, soldier."

This is a reproduction of an anti-illiteracy poster produced by the CNT during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.

As the country's largest labor union, the anarcho-syndicalist CNT played a prominent role in the struggle against the fascists.

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