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Days of War, Nights of Love : Crimethink For…

Days of War, Nights of Love : Crimethink For Beginners (2000)

by Crimethink Workers Collective

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Beautifully designed A-Z of the totality of revolutionary youth politics. Sort of a Situ-inspired Steal This Book for everyday life, love, and how to live it. Heavily illustrated with photos, cartoons, posters, and other useful accoutrements for the new millenium. Believe the hype, and check out why this is already an underground bestseller.… (more)

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While I found it inspiring when I was first becoming radicalized, I find it to be incredibly trite now. I read this when I was starved for anything that validated my new anarchist politics, and this validated other things that perhaps got in the way of my anarchist organizing at university.

8 reasons capitalists want you to wear deodorant? This is hardly revolutionary to me anymore. It has become a cliche on the order of Evasion, and I can't in good conscience reccommend it to anyone now. ( )
  magonistarevolt | May 7, 2020 |
The first time I read this book was years and years ago. It passed me in the library and I was curious to see how I might think of it now. Far less now than before.

First, I will say that I like the book for it's sense of purpose and it's energy. The authors, by all means, seem very serious about practical (well, so to speak) changes both personal and beyond.

However, this is truly a very hypocritical book. Morals, they say, don't exist and individuals should create their own ethical systems (provided, naturally, that no moral-like-tenets of western anarchism are breached.) The anti-Christian rhetoric is piled on thick and narrow-sighted (one of the authors suspiciously claims to be Sufi too?) The call for co-operative, mutual economy is likewise tarnished by boast after boast of how they or others "cheated the system." Lots of ideas on how to steal; relatively none on how to produce in the absence of evil corporations. The first example I came across of anarchist economy, "it's kind of like throwing a party with your friends, and one person brings the music, the other the food..." True vision, folks.

In short, a book that asks a lot of good questions, and offers a lot of dumb answers. ( )
  palaverofbirds | Mar 29, 2013 |
this book took me a little while to get into, but once i did i really enjoyed it. part anarchist primer, part field manual it works at exposing the corruption of the world we live in while also pointing the way to a new reality. i would have appreciated some more real world ideas as i always want to know how this stuff actually plays out. but overall i would recommend this book to people who are thinking about anarchism, about living differently, about wanting to be a part of the revolution. ( )
  shannonkearns | Feb 10, 2011 |
At times silly, at times provoking a definite "Hmmm..."

Anarchy for beginners, laid out in a pleasing format, the dogma kept to a minimum. Snippets for the ADD-afflicted non-conformist who won't wear brand names and thinks Starbucks is a front for Satan. Energetic and idealistic. ( )
  CliffBurns | Nov 19, 2008 |
This book made me rethink the way I live my life. Days of War, Nights of Love contains articles, essays, stories, interviews, posters, artwork, maps, myths, realities, fantasies, historical accounts, declarations, manifestos, and exclamations aimed at the revolution of your world. You can actually read MANY excerts from the book here: http://www.crimethinc.com/library/english/libdays.html
Check it out, it may just change your view on life. ( )
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