However the anarchist reading group is anything but. It usually amounts to the combing over of classical and contemporary texts, or talking about the latest revolution or social unrest in any corner of the world.
To the anarchist (a mostly non-religious individual), this is the equivalent of going to church.
But it’s not just about reading over passages of The ABC’s of Anarchism for the fourth time and discussing them in depth. It’s also a game of show-and-tell for anarchists to talk about their personal libraries of anarchist literature. The library of any anarchist is a prized possession. In an age where books are being read less often, the opposite tendency is true for the anarchist. They just can’t have enough books.