Randall Amster on "Anarchism Today"

Randall Amster on "Anarchism Today"

"Anarchism Today" By: Randall Amster
"Anarchism Today" By: Randall Amster

From our audio archives: This past summer, on July 12th, 2012, Randall Amster, author of a new volume on anarchism, spoke at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse. This volume is entitled Anarchism Today. It explores the movement's vivid history and resurgent relevance for addressing today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. As Amster explains, rather than being an anti-everything rationale for defiance and destruction, anarchism is in fact a coherent set of values and practices with a rich history and contemporary relevance. Passionate and provocative, Anarchism Today offers readers a movement actor's perspective on what anarchism really means, including its relationship to other political approaches, its careful balancing of individual liberty and a functioning society, and its controversial image as a wellspring of violence. Along the way, Amster addresses a number of current issues from the perspective of anarchism, including corporate globalization, environmentalism, warfare, nationalism, education, technology, alternative economics, criminal justice, and even spirituality. He concludes with a frank assessment of anarchism's impact and the role it can play in building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

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