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Foreword by Joshua Citarella
I’ve spent the last few years researching and writing about young political spaces on social media. Online communities and users are constantly in flux. They frequently move between platforms, shift their views and change their account names. For all the sizable influence and viral moments, its rare that anyone in these spaces actually writes down the story. I hope that this project helps us to better understand the media and online environments that now shape young people’s politics, culture and understanding of the world.
Over the course of nearly two years, 2016-18, Zoe Lorenz gathered this extensive list of links spanning political theory, history, philosophy and more. To my knowledge, this is the most comprehensive document of a young person’s political exploration during a unique moment of internet culture and American history. As Zoe describes, “it is a record of the process, like opening your browser history to the world”. The description of each link is most often pasted from the text or sometimes an original caption written to help find it later.
It has been my great pleasure to collaborate with zoe4revolution on a number of projects over the last few years.
Zoe’s Introduction (original)
Originally I created this list for my own benefit, but as I noticed more and more that most arguments against communism, egoism, anarchism, insurrection, communization, etc. are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what these things are, I decided to make this link public so people could educate themselves. I encourage people to share this document with those who don’t quite seem to understand.
I don’t agree with the entirety of each of these links, but I believe together, or after exploring some of them, you will start to get a bigger picture, and maybe start to see things the way I do. While many of these are entirely political, the importance of others may seem minor, but combined with other resources will come to be very important. These include information on political theory, political strategy, revolution, philosophy, history, economics, criticisms and much more. Some are criticisms of the current system, some are about theoretical alternatives, some are just meant to make you think, and everything in between. I’m aware this is a gigantic list, but the titles above each link should provide a short description of what they're about so feel free to just scroll and look for the things you’re hoping to learn about. There used to be some order here, but I have long abandoned it- there are some links towards the bottom which I believe are far more important than those at the top, and vice versa..
I advise using ctrl + F to find keywords and topics you’re interested in.
The full eBook is attached below: