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  • Anarchism In The Dispossessed

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    Anarchism in The Dispossessed and The Player of Games Ursula Le Guin’s masterpiece, The Dispossessed, and Iain Bank’s, The Player of Games, are both science fiction novels that exemplify themes of anarchism. Anarchism is based upon the idea that individuals are responsible for their own behavior; hierarchal authority is detrimental to the maximum human potential (Jaeckle). The Dispossessed displays an ideal model for anarchism through the functions of the planet Anarres. Le Guin’s masterpiece The

  • Collectivist Anarchism

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    Collectivist Anarchism The philosophical roots of Collectivist Anarchism lie in socialism rather than liberalism. Collectivists believe that human beings are social animals better suited to working together for the common good, than for individual interests. When people are linked together by a common humanity they have no need to be controlled or regulated by a government. As Michael Bakunin proclaimed, 'social solidarity is the first human law, freedom is the second law'. Collectivist

  • Anaethism: An Analysis Of Emma Goldman's Anarchism

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    In the essay titled “Anarchism,” Emma Goldman provides a defense of anarchism and attempts to persuade skeptics of the philosophy 's efficacy. Specifically, Goldman attempts to convince the reader that, contrary to the skeptics’ arguments, anarchism is functional in practice and not just an abstract idea. Goldman argues that the current capitalist social structure is inherently exploitative and dominating, particularly of the working class, and an anarchistic future is the most practical solution

  • Anarchism In Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom

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    This misconception leads people to believe that anarchism is unobtainable and that its impossible to have a working society without a government (Stringham). There are multiple types of anarchist, but a key value amongst them all is that inequalities within society, especially when dealing with wealth and

  • You Mean Anarchism Isn’t All About Chaos?

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    You Mean Anarchism Isn’t All About Chaos? Social activist Lucy Parsons once said, “Anarchism has but one infallible, unchangeable motto, "Freedom." Freedom to discover any truth, freedom to develop, to live naturally and fully." Anarchism then, is being able to live and not be ruled by a government, but instead to live by one’s own means in order to increase the good for oneself and others who share the common belief. Human beings are capable of making the decisions. Instead of being ruled by

  • Anarchism in Albert Camus' Short Story, The Guest

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    Anarchism in Albert Camus' Short Story, "The Guest" [[ "The Guest" is a small story which can usually be found in a compilation of Camus' works or in a World Literature anthology. Here, I have used the translation of "The Guest" found in the Norton Anthology of World Literature, 5th Edition. Since this is a critical essay on a particular story, it assumes that the reader has read the story. I do not believe that it will be nonsensical if you have not read "The Guest" yet, but I do encourage

  • Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme

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    Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme - Belief in primacy of the individual, freedom (negative freedom), democracy, free-market. It can be argued that INDIVIDUALIST anarchism is classical liberalism to its logical extreme. Individualist Anarchism: - FREE market. - Highly individualistic. - Optimistic view of human nature - Stateless society. - Emphasis on freedom and civil liberties (as well as emphasis on equality) Comparison

  • Prefigurative Anarchist Resistance: The Application of Anarchism to Disputes over Space between Individual Land-dwellers and Large Institutions

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    As the human population grows, and technology plays a larger and larger role in people’s lives, demand for energy is positioned to sky rocket. The U.S. Energy Information Administration in 2013 “projects that world energy consumption will grow by 56% between 2010 and 2040, from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) to 820 quadrillion Btu” (international Energy Outlook). This, combined with the finite nature of petrol reserves, is causing a whole series of new developments in energy production

  • Homeschooling Anarchism

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    a black flag symbol on it shows that he may be ignorant to what his shirt represents. His shirt stands for anarchism, a political statement that wants stateless societies that are self-governed (Marshall 4). Anarchism is dealt with in harmful ways back when is first began in the mid 1800s. The symbol on the shirt the boy is wearing represents the time when anarcho-punk bands joined anarchism and made the circle with an ‘a’ through it a national symbol. The girl on the other hand, on the far right

  • Anarchy

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    Anarchism, more than anything else, is about the efforts of millions of revolutionaries changing the world in the last two centuries. Here we will discuss some of the high points of this movement, all of them of a profoundly anti-capitalist nature. Anarchism is about radically changing the world, not just making the present system less inhuman by encouraging the anarchistic tendencies within it to grow and develop. While no purely anarchist revolution has taken place yet, there have been numerous