I've long been curious about Anarchist Philosophy, yet too much of it is ponderous and difficult to read, at least for me. This article seems extremely clear and concise.|
The current popular perception of Anarchism is idealistic masked and black clad youths relishing destruction and violence, i.e. against rather than for anything.
This image is not the sum total of Anarchism, but when viewed superficially, the philosophy seems to many people to be too idealistic and naive.
Obviously the U.S. and the world in general is in dire need of a better economic system. Whether Capitalism as currently enforced with riot police needs to be just reformed, Socialism more solidly embraced, or a new system devised which is a conscious harmony of these two systems is an important question for the new Millennium.
Would love to have this discussion on my program, "A Growing Concern," this Friday evening, with someone(s) who can articulate intelligently the Anarchist Philosophy, with a special emphasis on Economics.
Does Anarchism have any solutions to our troubled economy?
And more importantly, does it have in depth analysis and solutions to the gross social injustices which is increasingly the hall mark of Capitalism?
If interested, please contact me through IMC, or in email.
I've chosen these pictures, mainly because they're all I have, but also because this is the general perspective of Anarchism. I'd like to help deepen and broaden the popular perception of this important Philosophy.