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In this series of essays, Murray Bookchin balances his ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a “post-scarcity” era. Technological. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Post-Scarcity Anarchism – Kindle edition by Murray Bookchin. Post-Scarcity Anarchism [Murray Bookchin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book.

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The implications of small-scale agriculture and industry for a community are obvious: Looking for beautiful books? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This was published back inand its ecological analysis was already sketched out in Our Synthetic Environment which Bookchin published in before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

Raises a lot of valid criticisms and useful concepts, not only for analyzing the past, but for building the future we want and need.

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This technological revolution, culminating in cybernation, has created the objective, quantitative basis for a world without class rule, exploitation, toil or material want.

As Raoul Vaneigem has observed: Bookchin was way ahead of his time, for example the article “Ecology and Revoltionary Thought”, fromtalks about the possibility that CO2 emissions could cause a global warming which could have devastating effects for the planet. I feel like I understand Murray Bookchin’s ideas much better now, as well as the times they were formed in and many of the ideas and systems Bookchin dealt with.

This growing refusal runs very deep.

When the time has arrived in history that the state, the city, bureaucracy, the centralized economy, the patriarchal family and the marketplace have reached their historic limits, what is posed is no longer a change in form but the absolute negation of all hierarchical forms as such. Books by Murray Bookchin. The “beat” movement created the most important breach in the solid, middle-class values of the s, a breach that was widened enormously by the illegalities of pacifists, civil-rights workers, draft resisters and longhairs.

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He, like Herbert Marcuseposits that post-revolutionary that is, anarchist ‘man’ will relate to the environment in a radically new way–one different and, clearly, more desirable than that which is pushed for by capitalism.

Whether this process will culminate in revolution or in annihilation will depend in great part on the ability of revolutionists to extend social consciousness and defend the spontaneity of the revolutionary development from authoritarian ideologies, both of the “left” and of the right.

Details In a series of related essays, Murray Bookchin balances biokchin ecological and anarchist vision with the promising opportunities of a “post-scarcity” era. The accumulation of capital can no longer be considered a prerequisite for liberation, and the notion that obstructions such vookchin the statesocial hierarchyand vanguard political parties are necessary in the struggle for freedom of the working classes can be dispelled as a myth.

The concentration of radioactive wastes in living things is a menace to the health and genetic endowment of nearly all species. By their centralistic nature, the resources of abundance reinforce the monopolistic, centralistic and bureaucratic tendencies in the political apparatus.

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Jan 30, Pedro Kapila rated it really liked it. Bookchin’s utopian vision, rooted in the realities of contemporary society, remains refreshingly pragmatic. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

I should sit down and read the damn thing. It simply becomes a matter of “clearing away the furniture” that outdated and flawed Marxism has cluttered in our minds, and grasping towards a politics of dissolving class society into the free development of all.

Murray Bookchin on the Necessity for Post-Scarcity Anarchism against Ecological Destruction

Yet both may well rank among the most serious sources of future ecological imbalance and may pose major threats to the viability of the planet. Jul 29, Rob rated it liked it.


Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: The French Enlightenment belongs to a period of revolutionary transition from feudalism to capitalism—both societies based on economic scarcity, class rule, exploitation, social hierarchy and state power. Above all, the revolutionary group must divest itself of the forms of power—statutes, hierarchies, property, prescribed opinions, fetishes, paraphernalia, official etiquette—and of the subtlest as well as the most obvious of bureaucratic and bourgeois traits that consciously and unconsciously reinforce authority and hierarchy.

No less alarming is the fact that we must drastically revise our traditional notions of what constitutes an environmental pollutant. Revolution, in fact, acquires not only a new sense of urgency, but a new sense of promise. Since then, we have seen the graffiti on the walls of Paris, during the May-June revolution: I really liked the in depth discussions about specific revolutions because usually people are critical of them from a “communism is bad” perspective, or they worship lenin.

In the last analysis, the people can never have power until they disappear as a ‘people. They cease to require any theoretical mediation, “transitional” stages, or centralized organizations to bridge the gap between the existing and the possible. A vast critique of the system develops—the actual Enlightenment itself, two centuries ago, and the sweeping critique that exists today—which seeps downward and accelerates the molecular movement at the base.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The same reasoning applies to pollution control.

And the supposition that those particular set of circumstances can ever reconstitute themselves again, especially in the 21st century, is absurd.