Anarchism and the Politics of Violation

Product Number: EB00720103
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609808785
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Radical author Jensen's controversial analysis of the dark side of the anarchist movement--including the recent history of allegations of rape and abuse--is, like many of his books, a reflection of the violence inherent in western society that is both destructive and movement suppressing. In Derrick's words, from the introduction: "For more than two thousand years, a war has been waged over the soul and direction of anarchism. On one hand, there are those who understand the straightforward and obvious premises that at least to me form the foundation of anarchism: that governments exist in great measure to serve the interests of the governors and others of their class; and that we in our communities are capable of governing ourselves. And on the other hand, there are those who argue that all constraints on their own behavior are oppressive, and so for whom the point of anarchism is to remove all of these constraints. I researched and wrote this book in an attempt to understand this war, in the hope that understanding this war can help us understand how and why anarchism has become a haven for so much behavior that is community-and movement-destroying..." A book that will be much discussed, sometimes attacked and highly praised. The introduction by Chris Hedges will add another leading voice to Jensen's radical assault on the status quo within the anarchist movement.

Author(s): Derrick Jensen
Original Publish Date: Nov 06, 2018

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