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The difficult history of anarchism

The Government of No One. The Theory and Practice of Anarchism
Forfatter: Ruth Kinna
Forlag: Pelican (Penguin Books) (USA)
ANARCHISM: Typical anarchist struggles such as the eight-hour day, access to contraception, liberalization of marriage law and access to military denial have largely been successful. But where does anarchism stand today?

It is easy to see that the utopias of anarchism were a child of their time who could not grow up. At the same time, anarchist ideas and struggles are with us to the highest degree, despite the bad reputation of anarchism.

Anarchism developed in critical interaction with other movements – with a coordinated opposition from conservative and reactionary forces. The dissolution of the First International (1872) is said to be the breakthrough of the European anarchist movement. What Marxists and anarchists had in common was 1) the conviction that the struggle for liberation could only be fought by the workers themselves, and 2) the belief that class affiliation transcended distinctions based on race, tribe. . .

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Kjetil Korslund
Historian of ideas and regular critic in Ny Tid.

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