This review starts by dividing direct democracy anarchists into two types:
- conscious anarchists who are aware of the history of anarchism, along with its theoreticians;
- people who practice direct democracy without identifying themselves as anarchists.
This book, Deciding for Ourselves, takes us on a world-wide tour from squatters to workers coops, from workers taking over factories to declared autonomous zones. A couple of constructive features of the book are its tackling of hard political issues and its willingness to admit the mistakes these movements have made.