Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play

Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play

James C. Scott


James Scott taught us what is wrong with seeing like a kingdom. Now, in his such a lot obtainable and private e-book to this point, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. encouraged by way of the center anarchist religion within the probabilities of voluntary cooperation with out hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an interesting, high-spirited, and infrequently very humorous safeguard of an anarchist means of seeing--one that gives a distinct and strong viewpoint on every thing from daily social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. via a wide-ranging sequence of memorable anecdotes and examples, the booklet describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the neighborhood wisdom, good judgment, and creativity of standard humans. the result's one of those instruction manual on optimistic anarchism that demanding situations us to appreciably think again the price of hierarchy in private and non-private existence, from faculties and places of work to retirement houses and govt itself.

Beginning with what Scott calls "the legislation of anarchist calisthenics," an issue for law-breaking encouraged via an East German pedestrian crossing, each one bankruptcy opens with a narrative that captures a necessary anarchist fact. during telling those tales, Scott touches on a wide selection of topics: public disease and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular wisdom, assembly-line construction, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, tuition checking out, playgrounds, and the perform of ancient clarification.

Far from a dogmatic manifesto, Two Cheers for Anarchism celebrates the anarchist self belief within the inventiveness and judgment of people that are unfastened to workout their inventive and ethical capacities.

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