Issue #3 contents

Modern Slavery

Number 3 / Spring-Summer 2014

After an amazing number of difficulties over the last year Modern Slavery #3 has now been published and is in the process of being distributed. It should be showing up on newsstands throughout North America by now. It has been most recently delayed by the closing and bankruptcy of what was until recently the largest magazine distributor in the US, SOURCE-INTERLINK. However, we have arranged for alternative distribution to replace most of the sites lost with the final extinction of Source-Interlink, and subscription copies are also now being shipped!



An Introduction to Modern Slavery: Part 3 by Jason McQuinn p.7

Illegalism: Why Pay for the Revolution on the Installment Plan…When you can Steal One? by Paul Z. Simons  p.8

Critical Self-Theory:The Non-ideological Critique of Ideology  by Jason McQuinn  p.35

An Interview with Manolo Gonzalez: On anarchist culture in the Spanish Revolution  p.62

The Situationists and May ’68: Chapter 3 of The Old World is Behind You by Karen Goaman p.74

The Greatness of my Ambition: Chapter 3 of Strangers in an Alien World by Wolfi Landstreicher p.93

Slavery & Slack: Part 2 – Slack by Joseph Winogrond  p.104

Chomsky on Anarchism or Chomsky on the Nod? A Review Essay on Noam Chomsky’s Chomsky on Anarchism by Bob Black  p.140

The Mysteries of Paris reviewed by Max Stirner – translation and introduction by Lawrence Stepelevich  p.172

A Moral Sermon on Debt: David Graeber’s Debt: The first 5,000 Years: A Review Essay by Wolfi Landstreicher  p.182



EDITORIAL: The Slave Syndrome by Jason McQuinn p.4

MODERN SLAVERY Notes: Can We get Serious? by Jason McQuinn p.6


Decolonizing Anarchism by Maia Ramnath – reviewed by Paul Z. Simons p.180

Max Stirner edited by Saul Newman – reviewed by Jason McQuinn p.197



Continue to Issue #4 Table of Contents


  1. Great to see Bob Black back in print again. It’s been quite a while. But you should hear what his old girlfriend, Sue “Popular Reality” Poe, says about him! Scandalous! Truly a rogue in many, many ways.

  2. Any updates on when issue 3 might come out? I can’t wait to read it. So much good stuff coming out lately with Modern Slavery and the new English translation of Stirner’s Critics.

    1. We’ve had all the material ready for Modern Slavery #3 since the fall of 2013, and we only need to finish up the layout for the issue to go to press. We’re hoping that this will only be a matter two or three weeks now, so look for issue #3 to be out around the end of February or in March, 2014.

      1. i wish yu guys could have given yourselves permission to do some more BALANCED layout ways! Say, some so-called “shoddy” layout PLUS whatever “professional” (?) layout you already had done!. And calling for local creative folk to lead, too, with BOTH (or more, as they dare speak) of our camps’ ideals in mind!

        Well, i guess that’s good, since some of us may choose to create out “own” media more, by your example of perfectly imperfect! Don’t get down on yourselves!! (Unless folks like the Wolfi clan NEED that kind of letting-off-of-steam practice!)

        walkiNg between tha paradigms,
        i am.

        (p.s. that website is not religious)

        1. We will do more variegated layout in the future. But with only me doing the layout up until now, I can only do so much. Watch for changes.

  3. No, really.

    I’d be seriously sad if Modern Slavery shuts down & all subscriptions are canceled. I’ve got the full subscription the first four issues, and I’m looking for the third issue every time I check my mail.

    Looking forward to many more issues.

  4. Just picked up no. 3 from the local B&N. Many interesting things. I am drawn immediately to Bob Black’s take on Noam Chomsky’s (lack of) anarchism. I once offered a lengthy defense of Chomsky against Zerzan. Not interested in doing that this time around, even if I could. Lots to read. Lots to chew on. Very appreciative that you guys are still around doing this stuff. Frankly, without it, it would be hard to even notice there are attractive alternatives to the statist outlook (which in its most benign forms is often attractive given the suffering I see in the world).

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