9th February

No event has as yet occurred on this day that warrants an On This Deity entry. Budding politicos and future revolutionaries please therefore take note of 9th February for all potential world-changing international incidents. And don’t forget to do your homework!

Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government), Henry David Thoreau
Memoirs of a Revolutionary, Victor Serge
Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Peter Kropotkin
Prison Writings of an Anarchist, Alexander Berkman
Living My Life, Emma Goldman
The Autobiography of Mother Jones
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Guerilla Warfare, Che Guevera
My People Shall Live: Autobiography of a Revolutionary, Leila Khaled
Revolutionary Suicide, Huey P. Newton
Guitar Army: Street Writings/Prison Writings, John Sinclair

“Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution – such call I good books.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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6 Responses to 9th February

  1. James James says:

    great reading list!
    What about Trotsky’s “My Life”.
    And George Jackson’s “Soledad Brother”

    • Dorian says:

      Yeah! And Leonard Peltier’s “Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance”

      This obviously wasn’t meant to represent a complete list, so additional suggestions are welcome. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    As you’ve named all autobiographies I’ll put forward Ayaan Hirsi Ali “Infidel”

  3. Jim Bliss says:

    I’ll be painfully predictable and chip in with Gregory Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Revolutionary in a very different way to the others recommended here, but revolutionary nonetheless.

  4. I was a bit slow with my homework last year – Living my Life was the Penguin edition which may have missed out some crucial bits but still very good. Alexander Berkman’s book on this list is incredible and I feel a better person for reading it. Thank you for exposing me to these Life Affirmations.

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