Anarchism Essays

  • 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

  • Arguments Against Anarchism

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    things in certain ways and plan things in certain ways. If plans get interrupted or moved around, people usually get frustrated. Everyone is used to order. People wouldn’t be able to function properly if there wasn’t some kind of system set in place. Anarchism is seen as form of society that has no government or system set into place. Anarchy is the belief that all forms of government are corrupt and unnecessary. It is the belief that government should not exist. Not all anarchist believe in a world of

  • The Role Of Anarchism In Hollywood

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    misunderstood political ideology in this day and age. Anarchism is a Greek word that means the absence of authority or without rulers (Romkey, 2018). It is not a term that means disgruntled citizens and complete and utter chaos which is what most people think when they hear the word anarchism. They key goal of anarchism is really to abolish the state. It sees the state as only wanting one thing: power (Romkey, 2018). In society today, the word anarchism would bring up movies such as the Purge when in reality

  • 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

  • Hakim Bey, Chaos: The Broadsheets of Ontological Anarchism

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    Hakim Bey, Chaos: The Broadsheets of Ontological Anarchism Such is the fast-paced world and style of Hakim Bey’s writings. Sporadic and rarely rounded up for interrogation, Bey’s Ontological Anarchism pervades all his writings, on topics as varied as “Islam and Eugenics”[1], “The Information War”[2], “The Evil Eye”[3], a critique of multiculturalism[4], and Celtic-African entheogens[5]. Hakim Bey’s zine writings and early 90’s hipsterism have made him known to some as “The Marco Polo of the

  • 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

  • Anarchy: Political Ideals To A Symbol Of Unconformity

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    Anarchy: Political Ideals To A Symbol Of Uncoformity “Anarchism, then really stands for the liberation of human mind from the domination of religion, The liberation of the human body from the domination of property, Liberation from the shackles and restraints of government”#-Emma Golman. During the late 1800’s urbanization began to inflict the cities and the industrial revolution began resulting in governments gaining more and more power. “The state is authority; its force”#-Mikhail Bakunin. As

  • 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

  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

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    V for Vendetta is a rather graphic novel written by Alan Moore in the late 1980's. The novel takes place in an alternate-reality; one in which Britain is ruled by a fascist government rules over Britain, and the rest of the world is believed to be in ruins due to nuclear war. The main protagonist/villain, depending on your viewpoint, of the story is a man simply called "V", He is a mysterious man and a self-described anarchist who survived a government experiment of a compound called Batch 5. Although

  • Living in a Utopia

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    beautiful. This description of my idea of 'utopia' is an 'anarcho-pacifist' or 'anarcho-socialist' vision. 'Anarchism' also known as 'libertarian socialism.' Is different to 'libertarian capitalism' that is a thesis that emphasizes social liberty but not social justice, and 'authoritarian socialism' an antithesis that emphasizes social justice but not social liberty. Whereas 'anarchism' is a golden synthesis, which emphasizes ... ... middle of paper ... ...erate into a brute who makes use

  • Anarchy: A Stateless Society

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    healthier for the Earth and the human race. People would live in harmony with nature therefore, not depleting it of all the natural resources. While primitivism goes back to the roots of society, Free-Market Anarchism goes towards the direction of evolving the current state of society. Free-Market Anarchism, or Anarcho-capitalism, is an economic system in which people voluntarily participate in the market without state regulations and interference. The human race has not always been controlled by a government

  • Anarchy vs. Liberalism

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    conceptions and individual influences. The root of the word anarchism comes from the Greek word anarchos, which means without ruler. The main philosophy behind anarchism is that people can reside in an unregulated community with no real authority and maintain a sustainable life. Anarchists see government and capitalism as an institution that creates liberty for the rich and enslavement of the masses. Emma Goldman best describes anarchism as: The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted

  • John Locke Anarchy

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    Anarchy, literally meaning “without ruler”, is a concept often classified as a state of dysfunction, and overall chaos. However, as a political theory, anarchy is a state of being where the absence of government allows the individual to pursue absolute freedom. The idea of little to no government control has been a controversial issue since the creation of hierarchical societies. I believe that anarchy as a political theory is not an effective one, simply because human nature does not allow us to

  • Political Anarchy

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    There are several arguments against philosophical anarchism. Most of the arguments are in line with either the theory that consent is not required or of the theory we have already consented. For the sake of being brief, this essay will attempt to refute only the latter of the two. Along with the idea of individual consent is the longstanding, traditional theory of the authority of God. Other arguments follow a less anarchist view and are that of tacit consent and more specifically that of majority

  • The Dispossessed by Ursula LeGuin

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    are characterized by the Anarres utopia; there is no emphasis on physical beauty, women do not have to reshape or decorate their bodies (i.e.) women don't shave their body hair and little or no jewelry is worn. Along with the many feminist values anarchism values are also employed in Leguin's utopia. Anarres was built on the protest and revolution against centralized government. The view that, "most of humanities problems came from living under governments" was prevalent thought out the entire novel

  • Mikhail Bakunin And Utilitarianism

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    such modernist, Mikhail Bakunin exemplified the political aspect of modernism through his revolutionary belief of anarchism and his radical actions in order to promote his beliefs. Defined, anarchism means that there would be no government, just self-ruling entities. Bakunin’s anarchism essentially followed those criteria, with him personalizing it to match his ideals. His anarchism would include ideas for