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Revolution Books

View Map 1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 489-0930
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  • Jake Witmer says:
    On Sunday 10/8/06 10:38 PM
    For truly revolutionary books, you should check out accurate press online, and get a copy of "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross, or Jeff Snyder's "Nation of Cowards" ( ) or, better yet, pick up a copy of "The Ballad of Carl Drega" or "Send in the Waco Killers" by Vin Suprynowicz. Failing that, Henry Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson" or Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" would benefit most Chicagoans waaaaay more than a bookstore that generally sells books that encourage people to give up what little economic and personal freedom they currently possess. How revolutionary is it to promote communism (extreme socialism) in a city that is already a prime example of why socialism doesn't work? If you want a revolution in the direction of individual freedom, you'd be better off moving to Alaska or New Hampshire, and fighting with a much greater local percentage of people who agree with you ( ). All politics is local.

    (review continues in Jake Witmer's next post)

  • Jake Witmer says:
    On Sunday 10/8/06 10:34 PM
    Revolution books is about as revolutionary in Chicago as the gulag was in Soviet Russia. C'mon, there is no counterculture in Chicago, except the paltry "Chicago Libertarian Party" monthly meeting. A revolution in favor of a bigger, more oppressive State than the one that already exists? More regulation (in lieu of a trial by jury) to strangle the already oppressed small businesses? ...Please.

    Nonetheless, you can get your hands on some viable and useful books on individual subject areas where the communists actually favor slightly more freedom (in theory, not practice). For instance, they generally oppose the drug war, and you can (as of 2 years ago, the last time I was there) get a copy of Alfred W. McCoy's superb investigation of the heroin trade "The Politics of Heroin". (review continued in Jake Witmer's next post)

  • Dandelion Moss says:
    On Wednesday 12/21/05 3:34 AM
    Great review. It's true. No one pushes political views. It's a good place to find obscure articles, in small booklet form, on topics such as, the L.A. Garment District and the Zapatistas (ZLNA). Strong Spanish-language selections. Videos to rent. CDs of local artists.

  • Truth says:
    On Monday 2/7/05 1:06 PM
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  • adam says:
    On Monday 2/7/05 1:04 PM
    i need to know tha titles of books on Albizu Campos cause i wanna learn more about him

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