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The Politics of Attack: Communiqués and Insurrectionary Violence

Michael Loadenthal


The politics of attack is an exploration of insurrectionary anarchist praxis, with a particular focus on the rhetoric, discourse, and theory found in communiqués. This book challenges the reader to consider the marginalized ideas put forth by those political actors that communicate through bombs, arson, and broken windows, and who are rejected through the state’s construction of terrorism. When a police station is firebombed, the subsequent discussions focus more on the illegality of the act rather than the socio-political critique the actor put forth. What if we were to embrace the means thro ... More

Keywords: Insurrectionary anarchism, Social movement theory, Communiqués, Discourse analysis Rhetoric, Ideology, Terrorism, Political protest, Critical Terrorism Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114457
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526114457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Loadenthal, author
Miami University