Ruth Kinna is a professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University, working in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations. She works on the history of ideas, specialising in nineteenth and early twentieth-century socialist thought and in contemporary radical politics, particularly anarchism. She has been editor of the journal Anarchist Studies since 2007. She has been a regular contributor to the London-based STRIKE! Magazine, and a discussant on BBC Radio 4’s Ideas in Our Time and BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves.
Books by Ruth Kinna
Interviews with Ruth Kinna
'Anarchism', in the Encyclopaedia Britannica
by Peter Kropotkin
Gates of Freedom: Voltairine de Cleyre and the Revolution of the Mind
by Eugenia C. DeLamotte
The Slavery of Our Times
by Leo Tolstoy
Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader
by Chris Wilbert, Colin Ward & Damian F. White
Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940
by Lucien van der Walt & Steven Hirsch
Sometimes vilified, often misunderstood, rarely taught in universities, anarchism is a political philosophy and social movement that’s far removed from today’s mainstream politics. But it was and remains a powerful motivator. Political theorist Ruth Kinna talks us through the best books to read to get a better understanding of anarchism.