By Peter Marshall
Energetic and authoritative, this research of a generally misunderstood topic skillfully navigates the tough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist principles of society and the kingdom, freedom and equality, authority and tool, the checklist investigates the successes and screw ups of anarchist routine during the international. proposing a balanced and important survey, the targeted rfile covers not just vintage anarchist thinkers—such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and Emma Goldman—but additionally different libertarian figures, reminiscent of Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky. crucial examining for an individual wishing to appreciate what anarchists stand for and what they've got completed, this attention-grabbing account additionally contains an epilogue that examines the latest advancements, together with postanarchism and anarcho-primitivism in addition to the anarchist contributions to the peace, eco-friendly, and worldwide justice events of the twenty first century.
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