Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Colin Ward

What do anarchists wish? it sort of feels more straightforward to categorise them through what they do not wish, particularly, the firms of the nation, and to spot them with rioting and protest instead of with any coherent ideology. yet with demonstrations like these opposed to the area financial institution and the foreign financial Fund being blamed on anarchists, it's transparent that an evidence of what they do stand for is lengthy past due.

Colin Ward offers solutions to those questions by way of contemplating anarchism from a number of views: theoretical, historic, and overseas, and via exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He appears to be like severely at anarchism via comparing key principles inside it, resembling its blanket competition to incarceration, and coverage of "no compromise" with the equipment of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever functionality successfully as a political strength? Is it extra "organized" and "reasonable" than is at present perceived? regardless of the politics of the reader, Ward's argument guarantees that anarchism might be far better understood after experiencing this book.

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