Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist and author from U.S. Virginia. His books include How Nonviolence Protects the State, Consensus, Anarchy Works, The Failure of Nonviolence, the travel narrative To Get to the Other Side, and the collection of short stories Sousa in the Echo Chamber. He currently lives in Barcelona, where he takes part in ongoing social struggles.
In his book Anarchy Works, Gelderloss argues that free societies are not possible so long as governments try to crush any pocket of independence. We discuss some ideas in his books.