The Verso Book of Dissent
The Verso Book of Dissent
Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance, New Edition

Preface by Tariq Ali
Edited by Andrew Hsiao, Audrea Lim
With Bertolt Brecht, Stokely Carmichael, Aimé Césaire, Frederick Douglass, Emma Goldman, Naomi Klein, Rigoberta Menchú, Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O, Upton Sinclair, Rabindranath Tagore, Leon Trotsky, Walt Whitman


Fully updated compendium of revolt and resistance

Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-rallying others around them or, sometimes, inspiring uprisings many years later. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City.

This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent should be in the arsenal of every rebel who understands that words and ideas are the ultimate weapons.

Title The Verso Book of Dissent
Subtitle Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance, New Edition
Preface by Tariq Ali
Edited by Andrew Hsiao, Audrea Lim
With Bertolt Brecht, Stokely Carmichael, Aimé Césaire, Frederick Douglass, Emma Goldman, Naomi Klein, Rigoberta Menchú, Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O, Upton Sinclair, Rabindranath Tagore, Leon Trotsky, Walt Whitman
Publisher Verso
Title First Published 08 November 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 382 p.
ISBN-10 1784786179
ISBN-13 9781784786175
Publication Date 08 November 2016
Main content page count 382
Weight 16 oz.
 


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