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Against democracy: An anarchist criticism

While all societies make their own imaginaries (institutions, laws, traditions, beliefs and behaviors), autonomous societies are those that their members are aware of this fact, and explicitly self-institute … .  In contrast, the members of heteronomous societies attribute their imaginaries … Continue reading

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Jaime Semprun: For a ruthless criticism of all that exists

  In all the representations disseminated by catastrophism, in the way they are elaborated as well as in the conclusions they inspire, we see above all an astonishing accumulation of denials of reality. The most obvious is the one that … Continue reading

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To be or not to be a democrat: Anarchy beyond democracy

We formerly shared the excellent series of essays from the Crimethinc collective critically evaluating the notion of “democracy”.  That the debate is not closed for anarchists is evident from the simple fact that it continues (e.g., Robert Graham‘s very recent … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: The anarchy of democracy

During the French presidential campaign, the candidates and the media saturated the environment with references to the “people”.  Before the final results, on the 7th of May, the journal Ballast conducted an interview with Jacques Rancière on the use and … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (9): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  What follows is the ninth essay, by Uri Gordon, in which he discusses the attractions and risks of … Continue reading

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From Crimethinc: The democracy of the reaction, 1848-2011

With the Crimethinc. collective’s series on democracy in the background, which we have been sharing, a complementary article has been recently posted, authored by b. traven, which  again we believe merits consideration.

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The anarchist critique of democracy (8): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (7): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (6): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (5): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated last month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the fifth essay, Occupy: … Continue reading

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