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Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism

An Unbridgeable Chasm

Murray Bookchin (Author)

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  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 86
  • Released: Jan 7, 2001
  • ISBN-13: 9781873176832

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This book asks—and tries to answer—several basic questions that affect all Leftists today. Will anarchism remain a revolutionary social movement or become a chic boutique lifestyle subculture? Will its primary goals be the complete transformation of a hierarchical, class, and irrational society into a libertarian communist one? Or will it become an ideology focused on personal well-being, spiritual redemption, and self-realization within the existing society?
In an era of privatism, kicks, introversion, and post-modernist nihilism, Murray Bookchin forcefully examines the growing nihilistic trends that threaten to undermine the revolutionary tradition of anarchism and co-opt its fragments into a harmless personalistic, yuppie ideology of social accommodation that presents no threat to the existing powers that be. Includes the essay, "The Left That Was."

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