Whatever its future success as a historical movement, anarchism will remain a fundamental part of the human experience, for the drive for freedom is one of our deepest needs and the vision of a free society is one of our oldest dreams. Neither can be ever fully repressed ; both will outlive all rulers and their States.
– Peter Marshall, in Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism.
The above book is a fine companion to The Rebel by Camus, another book which I have nearly completed. Again both of the above are books that I am reading slowly, letting the words and ideas from history slowly tumble down and impregnate themselves as my mind wrestles with their concepts. In this day and age of mass state surveillance, corruption and rank greed, it is hard to think of what one should hold a loyalty to and to why. This is not just the state but also the social, the personal.