Review: Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – After the Future (2011, AK Press)

Review: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi - After the Future (2011, AK Press)
The 20th century was the century that trusted in the future. Or, as Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – veteran of the 1977 Italian post-workerist movement and founder of the legendary pirate radio station Radio Alice – states in the opening pages of his newest work, ‘After the Future’, “Liberalism and social democracy, nationalism and communism, and ...

Review: Jesús Sepúlveda – The Garden of Peculiarities (2011 Missing Books)

Review: Jesús Sepúlveda – The Garden of Peculiarities (2011 Missing Books)
It is rare to discover a book as trenchant, poetic and philosophically profound as The Garden of Peculiarities. Originally published in Spanish in 2002, translated into English in 2005 and now re-released by local alternative publisher Missing Books, this short work by Chilean anarchist and radical environmentalist Jesús Sepúlveda is nothing less than a manifesto ...