Tag: North America
O Novo Terrorismo Verde
Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Artigo original: Terrorist is the New Green, 18 de Março de 2017. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. Algumas greves promovidas pelo sindicato IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), combinadas com a revolução bolchevique na Rússia, foram suficientes para instaurar nos Estados Unidos uma paranoia sobre uma suposta ameaça comunista. Assim começou o chamado primeiro…
Reseña de: Things That Can & Cannot Be Said
De James C. Wilson. Fuente: Book Review: Things That Can & Cannot Be Said. Traducido por Diego Avila. Cusack, John Roy y Arundhati Roy. Things That Can & Cannot Be Said. (Penguin Books, 2016). Con toda la atención dada el mes pasado a la liberación de Chelsea Manning, sentencia la cual fue únicamente conmutada por…
Maccartismo in Verde
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 18 marzo 2017 con il titolo Terrorist is the New Green. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Alcuni scioperi promossi dal sindacato IWW, uniti alla rivoluzione bolscevica in Russia, bastarono a mandare in fibrillazione gli Stati Uniti su una possibile minaccia comunista. Cominciò così il primo Terrore Rosso. Le abitazioni…
Embracing Utah’s Embrace of Consensual Non-monogamy
Consensual non-monogamy, that is romantic relationships with multiple partners,  has long been a prime candidate for the next battleground in America’s on-going culture wars. The issue got an unexpected push from the traditionally conservative state of Utah, whose Republican-dominated Senate recently voted unanimously on a bill that would remove the threat of imprisonment for polygamy….
La Politica Spinge ad Uccidere Senza Rimorsi
Di Nathan Goodman. Originale pubblicato il 15 marzo 2016 con il titolo How Politics Empowers Remorseless Killers. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. In una recente intervista, il consigliere della Casa Bianca Ben Rhodes afferma che Barack Obama “non ha mai avuto ripensamenti riguardo i droni.” Il fatto però è che gli attacchi con i droni autorizzati…
Commerciare con Cuba Senza Ipocrisie
Di James C. Wilson. Originale pubblicato il 23 giugno 2017 con il titolo End the Hypocrisy: Let Us Trade with Cuba. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La settimana scorsa il presidente Trump ha annunciato l’intenzione di interrompere il processo di rilassamento dei rapporti tra gli Stati Uniti e Cuba iniziato dall’amministrazione Obama. Trump ha chiesto un…
I “Costi Impazziti” Sono Solo un Sintomo
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 24 giugno 2017 con il titolo The “Cost Disease” is Really Just a Symptom. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Su Slate Star Codex Scott Alexander ha scritto un lungo, lungo, LUNGO articolo (“Considerations on Cost Disease,” 9 febbraio) che indaga sulle cause possibili dei “costi impazziti”, ovvero l’aumento continuo di…
Response to Shawn Wilbur and Gabriel Amadej
Shawn Wilbur argues that “anarchy” and “democracy” are completely distinct principles—philosophically. Philosophically, there is “no middle ground.” However, in actual living, there is “the likelihood that we might continue to have recourse to practices that we think of as ‘democratic.’
Reply to Alexander Reid Ross
It marks a nice contrast from Wayne Price’s relatively “aw shucks” disinterest in philosophical critiques of democracy that Alexander Reid Ross brings history and philosophical language to the defense of democracy. Unfortunately, I have a violent allergic reaction to the flavor of philosophical language he adopts. On the upside, I appreciate that Alexander has injected…
Social, but Still Not Democratic
As long as there has been something called “anarchism,” anarchists have been struggling to define it—and, as often as not, they have been in struggle against other self-identified anarchists. At this point in our history, this seems both hard to deny and pointless to regret.
Further Response on Democratic Anarchism
Having already written three essays on the topic of anarchism’s relation to democracy, I will only present a few comments. These are generally in response to the interesting remarks of other writers in this series.
Anarchismo come Liberalismo Estremo
Radicalizzare i Mercati, Radicalizzare la Democrazia Di Nathan Goodman. Originale pubblicato il 16 giugno 2017 con il titolo Anarchism as Radical Liberalism: Radicalizing Markets, Radicalizing Democracy. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Questo è il nono saggio del June C4SS Mutual Exchange Symposium: “Anarchy and Democracy.” Il liberalismo classico emerse come ideologia radicale, in opposizione alla contingenza…
Reply to Kevin Carson and William Gillis
It seems to me as though there’s been two prevailing and conflicting ideas about democracy in this symposium. The first idea is that democracy is irreconcilable with anarchy in principle. The second idea is that democracy can — ironically because of practical concerns — be compatible with anarchy. I’ve made my own position clear.
Response to Carson
This is not a symposium on the post-left and certainly that term of self-identification has been increasingly appropriated by reactionaries, but it’s important to note that the original post-left argument for anarchists to distance ourselves from “the left” was the opposite of some kind of etymological argument that appealed to relatively fixed underlying meanings.
Comments on the Other Lead Essays
In “The Regime of Liberty,” Gabriel Amadej advocates the Proudhonian ideal – reflected in the dictum “property is liberty” – of some individual sphere of last resort where means of subsistence are secure from the will of the majority: “Democracy disrupts this balance and places society under the unaccountable domain of community.
Individualist Anarchism vs. Social Anarchism
This C4SS discussion about anarchism and democracy has been intriguing—even though I am one of only two writers who have regarded them as compatible concepts. The brief essay by Grayson, “Demolish the Demos,” is especially useful. It clarifies what is at the root of the disagreement among anarchists about democracy. The basic issue, I believe, is not what…
Response to Wittorff
I should clarify for Derek Wittorff that I wasn’t embracing, for example, calling all collective decisionmaking “democracy.” Rather, I was entertaining the more extreme definitions out there. I was attempting to point out how some kernel of “the rule of all over all” lies within each of these alternative definitions.
Formality, Collectivity and Anarchy
I found William Gillis’ essay “The Abolition of Rulership Or The Rule Of All Over All” to be a very interesting read. It covered many of the same points as my essay without much disagreement, and in a much less compressed manner. However, there was one notable difference, and a couple of slight disagreements.
Embracing the Antinomies
It should be clear that one of the key conflicts in these debates about anarchy and democracy is a struggle over the nature of anarchism. And it is probably safe to say that nearly all anarchists wrestle with the difficulties of defining that term.
Response to Goodman
Nathan Goodman brings an interesting definition of “democracy” to the conversation — and one that I didn’t preemptively critique — openness. Seeking to bridge the oft-stated dichotomy of markets and democracy, Nathan cites Don Lavoie’s conception which essentially posits markets as the truest expression of democracy.
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory