Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm

Murray Bookchin


This ebook asks—and attempts to answer—several easy questions that impact all Leftists this present day. Will anarchism stay a innovative social circulation or develop into an elegant boutique way of life tradition? Will its fundamental targets be the total transformation of a hierarchical, category, and irrational society right into a libertarian communist one? Or will it develop into an ideology taken with own healthiness, non secular redemption, and self-realization in the present society?
In an period of privatism, kicks, introversion, and post-modernist nihilism, Murray Bookchin forcefully examines the starting to be nihilistic traits that threaten to undermine the innovative culture of anarchism and co-opt its fragments right into a innocuous personalistic, yuppie ideology of social lodging that offers no risk to the present powers that be. comprises the essay, "The Left That Was."

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