Publications on anarchism have been thriving since the early 2000s. Yet, there is still a place for surprisingly unique releases. Paul Cudenec’s The Fakir of Florence, March 2016, explores the relations between anarchism and philosophy, psychology, and religion.
The Fakir of Florence is his first novel, following from his philosophical masterpiece The Anarchist Revelation which attempts no less to equip contemporary anarchism with the transformation not only of society’s structures but also of people’s souls. People looking for in-depth analyses of governmental bodies, labor conditions, or gender and race relations might have to turn somewhere else. No single book has it all.
Paul Cudenec is both a committed activist and a scholar who seems able to synthesize the insights of the past from the roots of anarchism to Sufism to astrophysics. Cudenec provides evidence that anarchism’s roots lie partly in this life-embracing source of inspiration, the bringer of art and poetry…
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