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(Part II) Peter Gelderloos – Defying Power: Different Views on How Best to Understand the Evolution of the State

In Part I of this article, I responded to William Gillis’ review of Worshiping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early State Formation. I wanted to give special attention to what I found to be his most interesting critique.

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Peter Gelderloos – Defying Power: Different Views on How Best to Understand the Evolution of the State (Part I)

Since its publication, I have come across two reviews of Worshiping Power that I would like to respond to, not to bat a discursive ball back and forth, but to engage with the flow of conversations that form an integral part of our interaction with the world around us. One is William Gillis’ “The Tangled Paths of State Formation and Resistance,” and the other is Kristian Williams’ “Mystifying: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation.”

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Determining a Threat When You’re the Target: A Response to Several Authors

An essay by Emmi Bevensee about antifascism, free speech and political violence.

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