Tag: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Desmontando la colectividad
De Dawie Coetzee. Artículo original publicado el 13 de mayo de 2022 con título Taking Collectivity Apart. Traducción al español por Camila Figueroa. Hay una expresión en afrikáans, om die dam onder die eend uit te ruk. Traducida literalmente, significa “sacar el estanque de debajo del pato”, llevar una cosa tan lejos que empieza a…
Taking Collectivity Apart
There is an expression in Afrikaans, om die dam onder die eend uit te ruk. Translated literally, it means “to pluck the pond out from under the duck,” to take a thing so far that it begins to miss its own point. The expression springs to mind because an obsession with groups of people literally…
Mercado, Estado y anarquía: Una perspectiva dialéctica de izquierda-libertaria
De Ryan Neugebauer. Título original: Market, State, and Anarchy: A Dialectical Left-Libertarian Perspective, del 25 de abril de 2022. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. Prefacio Este artículo se compuso originalmente como una serie de posts en Facebook; precedí mi serie con la advertencia: “No me sirve de nada estar en el club de fans…
Biden ve Anarşizmin Şeytanlaştırılması
Okumak üzere olduğunuz makale, Eric Fleischmann tarafından kaleme alınmış ve Faruk Pak tarafından Türkçe ’ye çevrilmiştir. 25 Ağustos 2020 tarihinde “Biden and the Demonization of Anarchism” başlığı altında yayınlanmıştır. Bu yıl ülke çapında polis vahşetine karşı yürütülen protestolara yanıt olarak, Başkan Donald Trump birçok kez ‘Siyah Hayatlar Değerlidir’ hareketini anarşistler ve anarşizm ile ilişkilendirmeye çalıştı….
Market, State, and Anarchy: A Dialectical Left-Libertarian Perspective
Preface  This article was originally composed as a series of posts on Facebook; I prefaced my series with the warning: “I have no use for being in anyone’s fan club, whether the U.S. libertarian/classical liberal communities, the Democratic Party, or Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).” My critique extends as well to anarchism, offering a more…
Call For Help For Elizabeth Sciabarra (Ms. Ski)
This is the kind of appeal that the family of Elizabeth Sciabarra (Ms. Ski to her students) never wanted to post. But we are facing some very difficult realities. My sister became seriously ill and nearly died in November 2020, which was followed by extensive spinal surgery in mid-March 2021. We nearly lost her again…
Egoism, Morality, and Anarchism Under Complexity
Jason Lee Byas has already articulated what I think is an interesting (and effective) challenge to Max Stirner’s critique of morality, as well as come to a conclusion that I very much endorse: namely, that self-interest and caring for the well-being of others need not be separate concerns. In my view, the most important contribution…
A Dialectical Rand for an Egoist Anarchism
I wanted to thank Cory Massimino for inviting me to submit a few thoughts on the topic of this important C4SS MES exploring the interrelationships between anarchism and egoism. Given the broad areas highlighted for conversation, I’d like to focus briefly on these two topics: What does egoism have to say about intersectional approaches in…
Denialism=Death
Back on March 14, 2020, I began a series on the Coronavirus, which continued through 35 installments (the most recent of which was posted on November 10, 2021). This is not technically an installment of that series, but it addresses another kind of infection, which persists to this day among a certain brand of “libertarians”—who exhibited symptoms of it way back…
Lockdowns, Libertarians, and Liberation
On February 16, 1967, NBC aired the twenty-second episode in Season 1 of “Star Trek“; it was called “Space Seed,” known to Trekkies as the episode that introduced the world to the character Khan Noonien Singh, he who would come back with fury in the 1982 film, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” For those who aren’t familiar with…
Review: Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation
Let’s begin this review honestly: despite having referenced her in multiple articles, I—like almost all leftists regardless of ideology—do not like Ayn Rand and am most certainly not an Objectivist. I approach her much like Karl Hess did: seeing her value in comparison to Emma Goldman but rejecting her ostensive, unflattering solipsism. Yet, I consider Chris…
L’inizio è la Fine: Abolizionismo Anarchico come Dialogo Creativo
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 26 aprile 2021 con il titolo The End Is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism as Communicative Creation. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Thomas Malthus, nel suo tristemente famoso Saggio sul principio della popolazione dedica alcuni capitoli alla critica di quello che probabilmente fu il primo pensatore anarchico moderno, William Godwin. Ad…
Biden and the Demonization of Anarchism
This year, in response to nationwide protests against police brutality, President Donald Trump has repeatedly attempted to associate Black Lives Matter with anarchists and anarchism. He has tweeted such threatening posts as just the phrase “Anarchists, we see you!” with a video of a man dressed in black at one protest, and he has referred…
Kira Of “We The Living”
I recently finished reading the second edition of Chris Matthew Sciabarra’s, Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. It was a fantastic read and is highly recommended. There is a comprehensive review in the works, but I want to use this blog post to touch on a particular quotation from We the Living. Kira is quoted thus:…
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