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Book Review: Peter Gelderloos' How Nonviolence Protects the State

Read the review that Peter Gelderloos called "assinine and misleading" and Chuck O called "Bill White Lite." Try to read Pete's book too. It's fucking hilarious. Don't miss out on what 1100 other anarchists have already read! And don't miss out on Peter Gelderloos' Dumbo Ears!
This book warranted not only a review, but a chapter by chapter review, substantial analysis, ridicule, and countertheory. I bought my copy at Harvard Book Store. It sat on my bookshelf for a week as I finished reading Uberpower by Josef Joffe. Incidentally, Josef Joffe juxtaposes hard and soft power in a credible way, whereas Peter Gelderloos makes a mockery of hard power by posing as a hard power himself and arguing stridently for unbridled violence in the activist community.

Read the review here:


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This should be composted 14.Aug.2007 23:16


From the author of the book, Peter Gelderloos:
"The review is assinine [sic] and misleading, and constantly misrepresents the arguments of the book. Hopefully anyone who comes across this review who has not seen the book can gather from the tone and the many leaps in logic that the review lacks merit and honesty. The author constantly makes false claims about what is written in the book."

Although I have a different printing of this book than the one flipside "reviewed", it is obvious that this "review" is nothing but a trolling rant against anarchists and anti-authoritarians.

The second paragraph of the "review" (which you see when you click the link) starts, "As you can see on the cover, he is a douche,..."