Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader book launch with Mark Bray and Robert Haworth

In 1909, Francisco Ferrer, the notorious Catalan anarchist educator and founder of the Modern School of Barcelona, was executed by firing squad. Ferrer navigated a tempestuous world of anarchist assassins, radical republican conspirators, anticlerical rioters, and freethinking educators to establish the legendary Escuela Moderna and the Modern School movement. Was Ferrer a ferocious revolutionary, an ardently nonviolent pedagogue, or something else entirely? Mark Bray and Robert H. Haworth will present Anarchist Education and the Modern School, a new reader of Ferrer’s writings on rationalist education, revolutionary violence, and the general strike, published by PM Press.