This classic manual on repression by revolutionary activist Victor Serge offers fascinating anecdotes about the tactics of police provocateurs and an analysis of the documents of the tsarist secret police in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. With a new introduction by Howard Zinn collaborator and Noam Chomsky's literary agent, Anthony Arnove. As we approach the 100th anniversary of Victor Serge's classic 1926 expose of political repression, the spectre of fear as a tool of political repression is chillingly familiar to us in a world increasingly threatened by totalitarianism. Serge's expose of the surveillance methods used by the tzarist police reads like a spy thriller. An irrepressible rebel, Serge wrote this manual for political activists, describing the structures of state repression and how to dodge them - including how to avoid being followed, what to do if arrested, and tips on securing correspondence. He also explains how such repression is ultimately ineffective

Paperback / softback  Trade paperback (UK)  160pp  h209mm  x  w136mm  x s13mm  180g 

ISBN13: 9781761381065