In the second episode of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson discusses with Eric Fleischmann their recent piece for C4SS “The End Is the Beginning: Abolition as Communicative Creation.” The conversation spans from the juxtaposition of violence and communication to the influence of violent institutions upon people to the importance of the dialectical method to the existing and potential alternatives to statism and capitalism and more.
Eric Fleischmann (he/they), is a left-libertarian anarchist pursuing an undergrad double major in anthropology & philosophy and is currently working around cooperative food systems. He is a close affiliate of the Center for a Stateless Society, the self-described “logistics gremlin” for The Enragés, and a co-organizer of & contributor to upcoming books such as Defiant Insistence: David Graeber, Anarchist, Anthropologist, Fellow Worker (1961-2020) & TOTAL ABOLITION: Police, Prisons, Borders, Empire. In addition, he is a founding member of the leftist student activism group at his college, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and a member of the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers. He has also played in and currently plays in several punk, hardcore, and alternative bands/projects such as Consumerist, Soy., Manbitesdog, and NOPE.
(Note: Eric meant to say “positive theories of power” not “positive theories of value” during his discussion of political nihilism and during his recommendation of Michel Foucault’s works.)