By Peter Marshall
Vigorous and authoritative, this learn of a generally misunderstood topic skillfully navigates the tough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist principles of society and the kingdom, freedom and equality, authority and gear, the checklist investigates the successes and screw ups of anarchist events in the course of the global. providing a balanced and significant survey, the distinctive rfile covers not just vintage anarchist thinkers—such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and Emma Goldman—but additionally different libertarian figures, resembling Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky. crucial interpreting for a person wishing to appreciate what anarchists stand for and what they've got accomplished, this interesting account additionally contains an epilogue that examines the latest advancements, together with postanarchism and anarcho-primitivism in addition to the anarchist contributions to the peace, eco-friendly, and worldwide justice hobbies of the twenty first century.
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The New Age alternative is the precise opposite: ultimate reality is wholly spiritual instead of material, and matter is a manifestation of mind instead of the reverse. According to a second aspect, reductionism manifests as a tendency toward fragmentation: integral wholes are reduced to separate fragments or ‘basic building blocks’. The New Age movement, in contrast, emphasises that wholes are not mechanistic but organic. The whole of reality is more than the sum of its separate parts; and the same goes for smaller parts of this whole, such as human beings.
Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by Peter Marshall