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A Very Short Introduction

(Colin Ward, Author)

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 126
  • Released: Jan 12, 2004
  • ISBN-13: 9780192804778


What do anarchists want? Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more 'organized' and 'reasonable' than is currently perceived? Colin Ward provides answers to these and many other questions by considering anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin through to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and policy of 'no compromise' with the apparatus of political decision-making. And as always, Ward writes simply and clearly, providing yet another wonderful introduction to the meaning, and practical application, of anarchism.

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