Expect Resistance has ratings and 33 reviews. Whitney said: I started this book thinking that it was a bit childish and pedantic. But as I read on, t. Expect Resistance is not one but three books, each of which may be read as a complete work unto itself. The first book, printed in standard black ink, continues. Expect Resistance Crimethinc PDF – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File ( .txt) or read online for free.
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A Field Manual by CrimethInc. Expect Resistance is not one but three books, each of which may be read as a complete work unto itself. The first book, printed in standard black ink, continues the inquiry into modern life and its discontents begun in Days of War, Nights of Love, Just as that book included improved versions of texts originally published between andthis book draws on CrimethInc Expect Resistance is not one but three books, each of which may be read as a complete work unto itself.
The first book, printed in standard black ink, continues the inquiry into modern life and its discontents begun in Days of War, Nights of Love, Just as that book included improved versions of texts originally published between andthis book draws on CrimethInc. The second book, in red ink, is a composite account, related by three narrators, of the adventures and tribulations that inevitably cdimethinc when people pursuing their dreams ccrimethinc into conflict with the world as it is.
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Aug 26, Whitney rated it really liked it Shelves: I started this book thinking that it was a bit childish and pedantic. But as I read on, the points it made became more and more salient and incisive. It was as if it had to point out the crimwthinc to get to the even more obvious. What is obvious is we are civilizing ourselves to death.
How many people is this way of life working out for? I’m not talking about keeping your head above water enough to pay your bills and not be hungry. I’m talking about living at the nadir of I started this book thinking resistande it was a bit childish and pedantic. I’m talking about living at the nadir of existence; following your passions and dreams. Any monkey can perform a task for peanuts and trinkets. How many of us are willing and able to follow our respective imaginations to wherever that may lead us?
This book points out that no matter who that is now, it could be all of us. And also now, not in the future.
Table of Contents
Every small decision we make, every interaction with another human being that is where we choose how we want this world to be.
We can choose to support hierarchy, or we can choose to abolish it. We can choose to continue the status quo of income inequality, wage work that is objectively indentured servitude, hunger, private prisons, drones, bombs, the destruction of the environment, and all the other “normal” things that make the life that we know. Or we can choose to live another way; any other way. That’s another point, we don’t have to have an alternative precisely mapped out because it is different for each of us.
Nobody knows what is best for you better than yourself. The title is a double entendre. The powers that be can expect resistance from the people who refuse to play the shell game of “democracy” any longer. And you, the revolutionary, can expect resistance from everyone around you who fear change. I would recommend this book to anyone who is sickened by what they see on the news everyday, anyone whose ennui is palpable to the point of causing them mental distress, and anyone honest enough with themselves to admit to either or both.
Jan 20, Moxie Marlinspike rated it really liked it. This is the kind of book that I got a lot out of, but would also want to recommend to unsuspecting strangers — which is very rare for me with anarchist writing. This book goes heavy on the crimethinc-style irony, which I never fail to enjoy. One of the themes that I appreciated was the exploration of the “half revolution” while talking about sectarianism, tourism, and especially adultery.
I thought the concept was delivered and framed very successfully. What’s more, the adultury chapter was the This is the kind of book that I got a lot out of, but would also want to recommend to unsuspecting strangers — which is very rare for me with anarchist writing.
I’m super into fiction and “the story” as a medium, but I was also impressed with what the writing that broke up this story added. I still haven’t read Evasionbut it always seemed like people were unwilling to take the ideas outside of a cultural context hence the necessity for something like “All traveler kids purged from crimethinc membership.
The format of Expect Resistance seemed like a great way to write a narrative that’s compelling, but that simultaneously spells out the ideas in a more neutral context. I will say that I wish I’d gotten to know the characters a little more, but in general I felt the writing was simultaneously deeper as in the nuanced subtleties of characters’ difficulties, lives, relationships as well as more spectacular as in “blacksmiths will once again swing their heavy hammers through the air, forging crowns great enough to fit on all heads at once”!
Feb 18, Bonnie G. I can’t say this is an amazing book or that it’s written well. It is pretentious, and messy, and disjointed, and repetitive. But despite all it’s flaws, it really did stick with me and resistnace me rethink my life. Expfct I mean, I use to White people problems!
But I mean, I use to be a but more radical and this made me examine how I’ve changed since college and rethink some ways of looking at the American dream, heteronormative lifestyles, career goals, class crikethinc, so even though it’s ccrimethinc a long bad article in AdBusters, I still kinda think it may be worth your time.
Jan 21, Clayton rated it really liked it.
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The latest novel from the anarchist collective people love to hate and hate to love shows resisatnce lot of growth both in writing and thoughts since Days of War, Nights of Love. I think what I liked more than anything was how the book included a healthy dose of humility alongside the standard hyberole Crimethinc.
The protagonists don’t just save the day in some romantic revolution, they have weaknesses and failures and in the end despite a rousing call for hope, crimethnc questioning and the unc The latest novel from the anarchist collective people love to hate and hate to love shows a lot of growth both in writing and thoughts since Days crimthinc War, Nights of Love.
The protagonists don’t just save the day in some romantic revolution, they have weaknesses and failures and in the end despite a rousing call for hope, the questioning and the uncertainty of fighting for a completely different world is acknowledged.
Feb 22, Aaron Urbanski rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book almost made me quit my job. It stoked the fire. Essentially revived my long forgotten anarchist philosophy. This book will change you. Aug 28, D rated it it was amazing Shelves: The world clearly needs more anarchists. Jan 10, Kathryn rated it liked it. Aug 03, Fergus rated it liked it.
This book was definitely both a great read and a hard one in some parts. The sections in black print were actually pretty well written and offered a good critique of the world we live in for the most part. There was also a very humanist element with the theory texts which i really appreciated as it ctimethinc be rare in anarcho literature.
The sections crimethimc in red inked were kind reistance frustrating and at times annoying. I suspect this book wasn’t aimed at me and my kind. However if you’re a lifestylist This book was definitely both a great read and a hard one in some parts. However if you’re a lifestylist drum circle fan this might be sxpect up your street.
Dec 15, libertine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I would be done with reaistance book already but I’m trying to savor every single drop of it, reading only a tiny section a day. Jan 24, Expecf rated it did not like it.
Aug 02, C. Quabela rated it it was ok Shelves: One word can sum up this book: It works decently enough as a sort of self help book for leftists, but not much more. The main problem I see with it is that if you are interested in the topic reskstance deserve something more rigorous and if you are resistant to the ideas it is too ardent in its presentation. Nov 21, Nathan Bell rated it it was amazing. I need a while to process and think about this book after finishing it before I write an in depth review, but it was an incredibly insightfull and liberating book covering all aspects of life.
Nov 03, Anna Giabanidis rated it it was amazing Shelves: It all began with me lurking in the dark corners watching the December Athens riots with a secret, hidden yet all the more intense glee. My interest in Anarchy was burning but I knew nothing much about it. I bought several books on anarchy, but all preached theory and intense scholarly information leading up to and behind the movement.
They lacked the intensity and crimethinf I was educated but not fully aware. Then I bought Expect Resistance and everything It all began with me lurking in the dark corners watching the December Athens riots with a secret, hidden yet all the more resistaance glee. Then I bought Expect Resistance and everything fell into place. I remember when I first started reading – just the first page – on resitance train in Athens, my eyes red from tear gas and my face crmethinc with the kindness of strangers who had rubbed white powder on my cheeks so that I could see.
I could hardly contain myself. And I burst with enlightenment, with passion and anger and all those things that had been burning inside of me for years but had never been able to escape.