By Uri Gordon
Anarchist politics are on the center of today’s so much bright and radical social pursuits. From squatted social centres and neighborhood gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist teams and networks are spreading an ethos of direct motion, non-hierarchical organizing and self-liberation that has redefined progressive fight for the twenty first century.
Anarchy Alive! is an interesting, in-depth examine the perform and concept of up to date anarchism. Uri Gordon attracts on his activist event and on interviews, discussions and an unlimited collection of contemporary literature to discover the actions, cultures and agendas shaping today’s explosive anti-authoritarian revival. Anarchy Alive! additionally addresses probably the most annoying debates within the modern circulate, utilizing a conception in keeping with perform to provocatively reshape anarchist discussions of management, violence, know-how and nationalism.
This is the suitable e-book for a person searching for a clean, expert and important engagement with anarchism, as a mature and dynamic political strength within the age of globalisation.
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1. Max Beer, ‘Modern English Imperialism’ (London, November 1897)
2. Max Beer, ‘The usa in 1898’ (New York, 31 December 1898)
3. Max Beer, ‘The usa in 1899’ (New York, 19 November 1899)
4. Paul Louis, ‘Anglo-Saxon Imperialism’ (March 1899)
5. Paul Louis, ‘Imperialism in England and the United States’ (September–December 1900)
6. Karl Kautsky, ‘The conflict in South Africa’ (November 1899)
7. Karl Kautsky, ‘Germany, England and World-Policy’ (8 and 10 may possibly 1900)
8. Heinrich Cunow, ‘Trade-Agreements and Imperialist Expansion-Policy’ (May 1900)
9. Heinrich Cunow, ‘American Expansionist coverage in East Asia’ (June–July 1902)
10. Eduard Bernstein, ‘Social Democracy and Imperialism’ (May 1900)
11. Theodor Rothstein, ‘The South-African struggle and the Decadence of English Liberalism’ (July 1901)
12. Max Beer, ‘Reflections on England’s Decline’ (New York, March 1901)
13. Max Beer, ‘Social Imperialism’ (8 November 1901)
14. Max Beer, ‘Party-Projects in England’ (January 1902)
15. Max Beer, ‘Imperialist Policy’ (December 1902)
16. Max Beer, ‘Imperialist Literature’ (December 1906)
17. Paul Louis, ‘An Essay on Imperialism’ (April 1904)
18. Julian Marchlewski-Karski, ‘English Imperialism’ (4 October 1904)
19. Julian Marchlewski-Karski, ‘A Victory of Imperialism’ (10 November 1904)
20. Otto Bauer, ‘On British Imperialism’ (January 1907)
21. Parvus (Alexander Helphand), ‘Before the “Hottentot Elections”’ (January 1907)
22. Parvus (Alexander Helphand), Colonies and Capitalism within the 20th Century (June 1907)
23. Rudolf Hilferding, ‘German Imperialism and family Politics’ (October 1907)
24. Otto Bauer, ‘Austria and Imperialism’ (October 1908)
25. Otto Bauer, ‘National and foreign Viewpoints on overseas Policy’ (September 1909)
26. Otto Bauer, ‘Imperialism and Socialism in England’ (January 1910)
27. Otto Bauer, ‘Finance Capital’ (June 1910)
28. Julian B. Marchlewski (Karski), ‘Rudolf Hilferding’s Finance Capital: A research of the newest part of Capitalist Development’ (27 August 1910)
29. Rosa Luxemburg, ‘Peace-Utopias’ (6–8 may possibly 1911)
30. Rosa Luxemburg, ‘Morocco’ (August 1911)
31. Rosa Luxemburg, ‘Petty-Bourgeois or Proletarian World-Policy? ’ (19 August 1911)
32. Karl Kautsky, ‘World-Politics, World-War and Social Democracy! ’ (August 1911)
33. Rosa Luxemburg, ‘Our Broadsheet on Morocco’ (26 August 1911)
34. Rudolf Hilferding, ‘The Party-Congress and international Policy’ (September 1911)
35. Julian Marchlewski (Karski), ‘Imperialism or Socialism? ’ (1912)
36. Karl Radek, ‘German Imperialism and the operating Class’ (March 1912)
37. Karl Radek, ‘Our fight opposed to Imperialism’ (May 1912)
38. Paul Lensch, ‘Militia and Disarmament’ (August 1912)
39. Gustav Eckstein, ‘Imperialism and Arms-Limitation’ (September 1912)
40. Karl Radek, ‘Ways and ability within the fight opposed to Imperialism’ (14 September 1912)
41. Paul Lensch, ‘Social Democracy and international Policy’ (9 December 1912)
42. SPD Party-Congress at Chemnitz, Debate and backbone on Imperialism (15-21 September, 1912)
43. Anton Pannekoek, ‘Review of Rosa Luxemburg: the buildup of Capital: A Contribution to the industrial rationalization of Imperialism’ (January 1913)
44. Gustav Eckstein, ‘Rosa Luxemburg’s the buildup of Capital: A Critique’ (16 February 1913)
45. Otto Bauer, ‘The Accumulation of Capital’ (1913)
46. Franz Mehring, ‘Review of Rosa Luxemburg, the buildup of Capital: A Contribution to an financial clarification of Imperialism’ (1914)
47. Karl Kautsky, ‘Imperialism’ (September 1914)
48. Anton Pannekoek, ‘The cave in of the International’ (20–2 October 1914)
49. Karl Kautsky, ‘National country, Imperialist kingdom and Confederation’ (February 1915)
50. Rosa Luxemburg, ‘Perspectives and Projects’ (1915)
51. Karl Radek, ‘The riding Forces of Imperialism’ (March 1915)
52. Leon Trotsky, ‘The state and the Economy’ (July 1915)
53. Anton Pannekoek, ‘The Prehistory of the World-War’ (1915)
54. Anton Pannekoek, ‘Imperialism and the projects of the Proletariat’ (January 1916)
Appendix: Rosa Luxemburg and the buildup of Capital
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Extra resources for Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics From Practice to Theory
On such a reading, the motivation for anarchists to engage in a prefigurative politics lies simply in their desire to inhabit liberated social relations. In the words of US anarchist publishing collective CrimethInc, It is crucial that we seek change not in the name of some doctrine or grand cause, but on behalf of ourselves, so that we will be able to live more meaningful lives. Similarly we must seek ﬁrst and foremost to alter the contents of our own lives in a revolutionary manner, rather than direct our struggle towards world-historical changes which we will not live to witness.
As he says towards the end of the novel, ‘It was our purpose all along – our Syndicate, this journey of mine – to shake up things, to stir Gordon 01 intro 44 25/9/07 12:18:05 Anarchism Reloaded 45 up, to break some habits, to make people ask questions. ’ (361) Shevek’s project renews the spirit of dissent and non-conformism that animated the original creation of the anarchist society on Anarres in the first place. As Raymond Williams observes, this makes The Dispossessed ‘an open utopia: forced open, after the congealing of ideals, the degeneration of mutuality into conservatism; shifted, deliberately, from its achieved harmonious condition, the stasis in which the classical utopian mode culminates, to restless, open, risktaking experiment’ (Williams 1978).
The concept of political culture allows us to approach anarchism from the ground up, putting organisation, action and lifestyle on the same footing with ideas and theories. We can thus separate anarchism from any expectation of a fixed dogma or precise ideology, overcoming at least some of the anxieties associated with the A-word. Finally, the richer account offered by a cultural approach to anarchism provides a grounded way to make sense of anarchist ideas – as I aim to show in the next chapter.