There are a few sure things about reading history books. Firstly, and most obviously, you generally know how it ends (badly, in the case of the Paris Commune).Continue reading #Anarchism, #Marxism and the lessons of the Commune
This is a write-up of a talk I gave in Edinburgh in April 2019 on anarchist ideas on social change and organisation.I have used the slides I created for the talk as the basis of this write-up, although as usual I am sure this is not the same as what was said on the night but close enough. Hopefully this talk gives a useful summary of anarchist ideas on organisation and their development from the birth of anarchism to around 1920.Continue reading #Anarchism, #Syndicalism and Workers Councils
Before giving the details of my forthcoming talks I need to mention a few things. First off, I should mention that I have posted write-ups of my previous two talks in Nottingham – Peter Kropotkin: Science and Syndicalism and The 1848 Revolutions: An Anarchist Perspective – along with an article Propertarianism and Fascism. As noted in the introduction to both the talks, neither are exactly what I said on the day but rather what I had hoped to cover. I’ll leave it to those there to say whether I active that goal or not!Continue reading #UK territory: The Meaning of #Anarchism – Events in #Nottingham on January 28 and February 4
Review: The Next Revolution by Murray Bookchin.