Dive into the heart of radical history with “Anarchist Nerdvana: Rare Books, Games, and Beyond,” a podcast that unearths the joyfully nerdy side of anarchism through the exploration of rare artifacts. In this debut episode, host Jason Bayless takes you on a captivating journey through the pages of “Anarchy and Anarchists. A history of the red terror and the social revolution in America and Europe. Communism, socialism, and nihilism in doctrine and in deed. The Chicago Haymarket conspiracy, and the detectives and trial of the conspirators. by Michael J. Schaack,” a firsthand account of the Haymarket affair from an establishment perspective.
Published in 1889, this book offers a unique look into the tumultuous era of labor rights movements and anarchism. With its heavy metal-esque cover, detailed illustrations, and a narrative filled with personal observations and explicit biases, this episode invites listeners to critically engage with historical narratives and consider the power of storytelling in shaping our understanding of the past. Join us as we explore the intersections of history, radical thought, and nerd culture and embark on a quest for knowledge and understanding beyond the conventional.
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