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Staughton Lynd on Abidor’s Anarchists Never Surrender

August 31, 2015
51w6dS6P6XL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Our contributing writer and Uncivil Servant Mitchell Abidor’s translation of 20th-century revolutionary Victor Serge’s writing, Anarchists Never Surrender, was recently published by PM Press. Now Counterpunch has a deeply considered review of the collection by none other than Staughton Lynd, who writes that: “Anarchists Never Surrender offers precious documentation of Serge’s early career.” Lynd takes a good, long look at the development of Serge’s thought over the course of a life tossed about on the revolutionary waves of the last century, and Serge’s attempts to synthesize Marxism and anarchism; he finds at least one “great treasure” in the book’s pages. So should you. If you’ve never read Serge (and really, you should, The Case of Comrade Tulayev is magnificent), Lynd’s review is a worthwhile introduction; but you could always skip the skirmishes and go straight to the decisive battle.