species being and other stories takes on the questions that tantalize and torment politically aware and active people. species being is a wide-reaching and strikingly original collection of essays from frére dupont, one of the authors of Nihilist Communism, and sets out some of the ways in which people resist and comply with an oppressive status quo.
In species being frére dupont uses a variety of forms — poetic, dramatic, allegorical and biographical as well as the standard expository — to make points and ask questions. frére dupont looks unflinchingly at the illusions that revolutionaries use to protect themselves, and offers new perspectives, and with them, new hope for strategies that can address the reality we live in.
SPECIES BEING AND OTHER STORIES brings together insights from philosophy, politics, psychology and years of thinking about why and how people behave the way that they do, and more specifically, don’t behave the way that good radical rhetoric says that they will and should.
frére dupont is the pen name of a British author who has been involved in anti-state communism and anarchy since the 1980s. frére dupont represents both a continuation of, and a departure from, monsieur dupont, an improvisation that is based on the continuation of circumstances requiring more speech when all that was necessary to say has already been said.
Paper, $12.00, 4.5″x6.5″, 158 pages