Located in an abandoned kosher meat store on East 10th Street (the words "strictly kosher" still decaled in Yiddish on the front windowpane), the Peace Eye Bookstore was a labor of love of local beat poet and anarcho-socialist
entrepreneur Ed Sanders, who opened the shop to showcase the beat writers that contributed to his controversial literary journal, Fuck You/A Magazine of the Arts, and the other small-press periodicals and chapbooks accumulating in the neighborhood.
The infamous anarcho-socialist
rap-rock outfit [see "Revolution Number 9," TAP, January 17, 2000] regularly delivers "free Mumia" polemics on MTV and continues to dominate the hard-rock charts, with worldwide album sales in the multimillions--whereas Moosestyle still has 500 CDs left in a closet after giving away most of an initial run of 2,000 for free.
From the left, the challenges came from the anarcho-socialist
followers of Mikhail Bakunin, restive trade unionists and from early Marxists.
German defense minister Rudolf Scharping also had been a leader of the radical youth group, while foreign minister Josef Fischer, the leader of the Green Party (which is the junior partner in the ruling "Red-Green" coalition), had run with street-fighting anarcho-socialists