Ronald Creagh was born on June 19, 1929, in France. He grew to be an influential figure in the fields of sociology and anarchism. He was especially known for his extensive work on American intentional communities.

Academic Career

Creagh served as a professor of American civilization at the University of Montpellier. His scholarly contributions were diverse, ranging from American history to anarchism, sociology, and more.



  1. L’Anarchisme aux États-Unis, 1826–1886 (1981)
    • This book delves into the history and evolution of anarchism in the United States from 1826 to 1886.
  2. Sociobiologie ou Écologie sociale by Murray Bookchin (1983)
    • Ronald Creagh translated this work from English to French, contributing to the discourse on social ecology and sociobiology.
  3. L’Affaire Sacco et Vanzetti (1984, 2004 reissue)
    • This book explores the famous Sacco and Vanzetti case, which involved two Italian anarchists who were controversially tried and executed in the United States.
  4. Laboratoires de l’Utopie. Les communautés libertaires aux Etats-Unis (1983)
    • The book focuses on libertarian communities in the United States, analyzing their ideals and ways of life.
  5. Nos cousins d’Amérique. Histoire des Français aux États-Unis (1988)
    • This book traces the history of French immigrants and their impact on the United States.
  6. La Déférence, l’insolence anarchiste et la démocratie (1998)
    • This work discusses the relationship between anarchism and democracy, examining the tension and synergy between the two.
  7. Terrorisme, entre spectacle et sacré. Éléments pour un débat (2001)
    • The book provides elements for a debate on the complex issue of terrorism, discussing its spectacle and sacred aspects.
  8. Shadows under the Lamp. Essays on September 11 and Afghanistan (2003)
    • Co-authored with Sharif Gemie, this book presents essays related to the September 11 attacks and the situation in Afghanistan.
  9. L’Imagination dérobée (2004)
    • This book discusses the theft of imagination in modern society, exploring how it affects various social dynamics.
  10. Utopies américaines. Expériences libertaires du XIXe siècle à nos jours (2009)
    • An expanded version of “Laboratoires de l’Utopie,” this book is twice its length and delves deeper into the topic of American utopian communities.


Ronald Creagh passed away in September 2023 at the age of 94.


Ronald Creagh’s work continues to be studied and admired for its depth and breadth, providing a rich resource for anyone interested in anarchism, sociology, or American history. His death marks the end of an era, but his ideas and works live on, inspiring new generations to explore the complexities of society and ideology.