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The Verso Book of Dissent From Spartacus to the Shoe-thrower of Baghdad by Verso, Ali Tariq
  

The Verso Book of Dissent From Spartacus to the Shoe-thrower of Baghdad

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The Verso Book of Dissent From Spartacus to the Shoe-thrower of Baghdad by Verso, Ali Tariq

Across the ages and in every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-and this unrivalled compendium brings many of them together. From primitive communism in Ancient Greece and Persia, and the Hundred Schools of Thought in Ancient China, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, to Galileo, Spinoza, and Giordano Bruno in the Middle Ages, through to the makers of the Dutch and English revolutions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and then the activists and theorists of the French, American, Haitian, Russian, and Chinese revolutions: Olympe de Gouges, John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Mandelstam, Lu Hsun, and many more. More recently, Eugene Debs, Joe Hill, the Chicago Martyrs, Bhagat Singh and Muntazer al-Zaidi have fought back against oppressive regimes. This anthology, global in scope, presents the voices of dissent through the ages: poems and songs, pamphlets and speeches, plays and manifestos. The Verso Book of Dissent will become an invaluable tool, reminding today's citizens that these traditions will never die.

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Anglo-America's preeminent radical press.A Harper's Magazine There is no doubt about the need for a radical publisher - Verso is the leader in this field.A Publishers
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About the Author

VERSO BOOKS has been publishing leading, critical works of non-fiction for forty years, including books by Theodor Adorno, Benedict Anderson, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Mike Davis, Nancy Fraser, Eric Hobsbawm, Karl Marx, Edward Said, Jean-Paul Sartre, Rebecca Solnit and Slavoj A iA ek.

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Publication date

1st September 2010

Author

Verso, Ali Tariq

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Publisher

Verso Books

Format

Paperback
381 pages

Categories

General & world history
Political activism
Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781844674480

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