Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Colin Ward

By Colin Ward

What do anarchists wish? it kind of feels more straightforward to categorise them through what they don't wish, particularly, the agencies 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 realm 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 presents solutions to those questions through contemplating anarchism from a number of views: theoretical, old, and foreign, and by means of exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He appears to be like severely at anarchism via comparing key principles inside of it, resembling its blanket competition to incarceration, and coverage of "no compromise" with the gear of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever functionality successfully as a political strength? Is it extra "organized" and "reasonable" than is at the moment perceived? regardless of the politics of the reader, Ward's argument guarantees that anarchism could be far better understood after experiencing this book.

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And then launch a great propaganda campaign to explain to the public, and let them see for themselves, the evils of cocaine; no one would engage in counter-propaganda because no one could exploit the misfortune of addicts. Certainly the harmful use of cocaine would not disappear completely, because the social causes which create and drive those poor devils to the use of drugs would still exist. But in any case the evil would decrease, because nobody could make profits out of its sale, and nobody could speculate on the hunt for speculators.

The Soviet Union witnessed 70 years of state hostility, sometimes violent and sometimes benign, to religious activity. When the regime collapsed, there was a huge revival of the Orthodox faith and a happy hunting ground for American Protestant evangelists. In Soviet Central Asia, Malise Ruthven suggests, the local elites, attached to Islamic customs and recognising a degree of affinity between Islamic and social values, cheated on their anti-religious activities as assiduously as they faked their 37 Deflating nationalism and fundamentalism the whole of Palestine into Israel and to impose the halachah, the cotton-production figures.

Some key examples are the republics of India, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, and Israel. Now, all over the world, the secular state is under threat. Secular political regimes in North Africa and the Middle East are confronted by militant religious movements, and there is a growing fundamentalist threat to the secular constitution of the United States. This isn’t what Bakunin or Marx, or any other political thinker of the 19th century, from Alexis de Tocqueville to John Stuart Mill, predicted. The unexpected and unwelcome change in the religious atmosphere which we call fundamentalism arose from a trend in religious revivalism in the United States after the First World War, which 36 insisted on belief in the literal truth of everything in the Bible.

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