Days of War, Nights of Love

Days of War, Nights of Love

by CrimethInc

Crimethinc For Beginners. Their first graphic novel. Less of a novel and more of an exploded manifesto, this might be just what you need. It is the type of book you'd thumb through in the store and actually want to buy (or steal). Topics range from anarchy to hierarchy, work to sex, alienation to liberation and technology, but every page burns with a passion for a freer life. The books vehement insistence that living is more important than art carries the argument beyond the typical debate. When you make it to the end, the personal testimonials about not working and the closing art pieces become an aria of voices urging you to close the book and live. Glorious, even for the most cynical reader. What more can we ask from a book?

 
 

Comments

:emaN 2/18/2009

You guys are so right. Crimethinc lacks revolutionary potential- but whining about them in the comment section of one of their books is so damn useful! I'll never understand why so many anarchists spend more time attacking anarchists than authoritarians.

Also, has anyone else noticed that people who declare things "middle class" and "white", without an analysis of why but rather as simple dismissive attacks, tend to always be white and middle class? Its become the radical community's way of saying "That's so gay".

gaia 2/5/2009

it's pretty much a bunch of white anarchist activists masturbating about their alternative lifestyles. This book is a fine example of white privilege and racism exercised in radical communities and should be taken as a warning to all radicals not to recreate oppression in their movements like Crimethinc. did.

Zack 12/6/2008

Felipe, the quote about poverty in question has been removed from the CrimethInc. book it was on. Apparently Far East decided they agreed with you. As for the other criticisms, first of all, this book is crimethink for beginners, and it's a really, really great book for politicizing many otherwise apolitical rebellious folks from ALL CLASS BACKGROUNDS! I've seen this firsthand, if you haven't, well, sorry, maybe someday you will.

This book is worth checking out, and it wouldn't get so much flack in the radical scenes if it wasn't so damn popular and effective. I mean, the fact that so many people who haven't even read it know about it and have an opinion on it? They must be doing something right.

felipe 6/30/2008

"Poverty, unemployment, homelessness - if you're not having fun, you're not doing it right!" The only people who could think that poverty is in any way fun are wealthy kids playing at being poor for a few years, the daily reality of poverty, unemployment and homelessness for the average person is very serious and something anarchists should always organise against rather than mock.

Jesse 4/22/2008

This book is just about how 'cool' crimethinc is. Sorry, but eating out of a dumpster and printing ironic cartoons isn't going to 'liberate' anything.

beth 8/23/2007

not a good book. there are much better analyses of this book (and other Crimthinc. books) out there, but generally i found it to be gratuitous and middle class. this book contains lots of slogans and info nuggets; but does not take a thorough look at capitalism or modernity. the artwork is neat but start elsewhere if you're serious about challenging capitalism and american culture

RatBoy 7/20/2007

This book is very, very, good for people wishing to deprogram them selves, or friends willing to deprogram friends, However it teaches one to reject capatalism by rejecting it in a very basic way. I believe it forgets that there is an ultimate goal of an egalatarian society i.e. if every body was scavenging who would be producing the wealth.
Taught me a lot when I was 17 however I am now 23 and want to see social change in my lifetime.
Dumpstering wont achieve that.

Goose 5/24/2007

This is crimethink FOR BEGINNERS. So some parts of the book are common sense. Still its a very fun read. I wish i could give this book to myself when i was 17 and first becoming radicalized. GET THIS BOOK!

Leah 5/23/2007

Perhaps I'm the only one that wasn't very impressed with this book. I found it to be really redundant with assumptions about the world/system that I already share (and so would about anyone who would consider reading this book.) A lot of, "you waste your life watching TV, go out and do something!" Yeah, we know, I heard rants of "kill your television" when I was 13, this isn't anything new. It does go into slighter more detail than that broad slogan, but overall, not something I'd read again. The visuals however were good and it was a generally fast-paced read. I'd recommend this to someone who is really clueless about the concept of revolution, but if you're already into it, I wouldn't bother.

Brian Nichols 1/16/2007

This IS a really good book. Not the BEST, but it sure is up there. If you're ever in a heated debate about why capitalism fucks us over and you get to nervous to think, recite this book. CrimethInc wins again!

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bat 7/29/2006

This book makes me so happy when I've read it. I lent it out and never got it back..and sad to say but it isn't traveling, visiting and enlightening people just lying in a room....argh. I think I shall get another!

ALAN 6/20/2006

BEST FLIPPIN' BOOK EVER!!!!!!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!!!

kristina 2/24/2006

Sheesh!! Can there be a better book? I got a hold of this little cool guy when I was beginning to be intrested in this stuff. Makes you wonder about your actions......good intro book for starters. You'll love it!

anonymous 2/14/2006

If you're into situationist stuff, this is awesome!

Jamie 2/4/2006

If you have a short attention span like me, this is a good pick. It's divided alphabetically into sections, so you can read about capitalism in one rather quick sitting and sex in another. Really nice visuals. I liked it a lot.

bev 10/22/2005

My friend recently read this and told me it was good. I read it everytime I get the chance to go over to her house. I'm gonna end up getting that probably because it's an interesting book. Much love.