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Anarchism By Alan Ritter

Anarchism by Alan Ritter

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The central claim of anarchism is that government must be replaced by a stateless society of strongly independent persons who are strongly bound together in a group. The main purpose of this 1980 book is to vindicate this argument as presented by leading anarchists: William Godwin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin.

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Anarchism: A Theoretical Analysis by Alan Ritter

The central claim of anarchism is that government, being the chief cause of human misery, must be replaced by a stateless society of strongly independent persons who are strongly bound together in a group. In an anarchist social order, individual and communal tendencies, now often contradictory, become mutually reinforcing so as to create a nurturing environment. The main purpose of this 1980 book is to vindicate this argument as presented by leading anarchists: William Godwin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin. Early chapters are devoted to proving the anarchists consistent in seeking to combine the greatest individual development with the greatest communal unity. Later chapters show the plausibility of the various anarchists' models of the good society, of their criticisms of established institutions and of their strategies for creating an anarchist social order. The analysis presented accords the anarchists a leading voice in the debate among political theorists over how to create and organize a just society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Liberty and public censure in anarchist thought; 2. The goal of anarchism: communal individuality; 3. Varieties of anarchy; 4. The anarchists as critics of established institutions; 5. Anarchist strategy: the dilemma of means and ends; 6. The place of anarchism in the spectrum of political ideas; 7. Evaluating anarchism; Notes; Index.

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GOR011361205
9780521135702
0521135702
Anarchism: A Theoretical Analysis by Alan Ritter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-03-04
196
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