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” (Renamed “The End is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism 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 an anarchist indebted to communistic and continental thought but engaged primarily in the traditions of mutualism, North American individualist anarchism, and modern left-libertarianism while applying a background in anthropology and philosophy to help build the solidarity economy in unceded Wabanaki territory on Turtle Island. He has been involved in various capacities with numerous leftist, left-leaning, and labor-oriented organizations—generally ones that promote forms of politico-economic decentralization and democratization and/or degrees of left unity.
Correction: Keith Preston did not used to write for C4SS. Previously, C4SS was, at times, loosely associated with Preston and Attack the System. This is no longer the case.