In 1937, at the behest of Emma Goldman, Rudolf Rocker (1873–1958)
penned this political and philosophical masterpiece as an introduction to
the ideals fueling the Spanish social revolution and resistance to capitalism the world over.
Within, he offers an introduction to anarchist ideas,
a history of the international workers movement
and an outline of the strategies and tactics embraced at the time
(internationalism, federalism, anti-militarism, direct action,
sabotage and the General Strike).
A prolific writer and speaker, Rocker was one of the most beloved and dedicated anarchists of his time.