Dear Friends and Comrades,
I am writing to let you know about a new biannual journal, The New Formulation: An Anti-Authoritarian Review of Books.
Volume one, number one (46 pages) contains the following articles: * Program by Chuck Morse
* The Police/Prison Edifice by Lex Bhagat Review of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti and The Perpetual Prisoner Machine by Joel Dyer
* Two Prison Anthologies by Rebecca DeWitt Review of A Field of Broken Stones by Lowell Naeve (with David Wieck) and Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing by Bell Gale Chevigny (editor)
* Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement by Chuck Morse Review of Naming the Enemy: Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalization by Amory Starr and Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith
* The Panther Insurgency by Paul Glavin Review of Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Panthers and their Legacy by Kathleen Cleaver and George Katsiaficas (editors) and All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party and Beyond directed by Lee Lew-Lee
* An Anti-Authoritarian Response to the War Efforts by Marina Sitrin & Chuck Morse (or, in Spanish, Respuesta Anti-autoritaria a las Acciones de la Guerra) * Notes about Contributors
Annual subscriptions (2 issues) are $7 in the United States and $10 elsewhere. Please make checks payable to The New Formulation and send to:
The New Formulation 2620 Second Avenue, #4B San Diego, CA 92103 - U.S.A.
More information can be found on the journal's website at http://home.newyorknet.net/cwmorse/nf/index.htm
Thanks, Chuck Morse Editor
Below is the programmatic statement of journal:
Welcome to the first issue of The New Formulation: an Anti-Authoritarian Review of Books. This biannual journal contains comparative book reviews examining the value of recent publications to the development of a contemporary anarchist theory and politics.
The purpose of this journal is to help clarify the distinctness of an anarchist approach to social affairs, to provide a forum for the integration of new works and insights into the anarchist project, and to give authors struggling to redefine the tradition a setting in which to share their research and reflections.
Although the anarchist movement is currently enjoying a renewed influence on social movements and political life generally, there is a compelling need to clarify the principles, goals, and strategies that constitute the anarchist perspective. This is a precondition of the movement's ability to become genuinely revolutionary and we hope this journal, and other sympathetic projects, can help facilitate this clarification.
Contributions are welcome. All book reviews must examine the failings and virtues of books for a contemporary anarchist theory and politics. Anarchism is understood here as a doctrine seeking the abolition of capitalism, the nation-state, and hierarchy generally, and the creation of a cooperative economy, a decentralized confederation of communes or municipalities, and a culture of liberation. The deadline for the next issue is April 1, 2002.
Each review must treat at least two books and one must have been published in the previous two years. In some cases, reviews of works in other media (such as film) will be accepted.
Subscriptions are $5 in the United States and $10 elsewhere. Please make checks payable to The New Formulation.