The language we use in large part creates our social reality. The character of our social institutions emerges from the things we say about them, and…
Yesterday (August 18, 2022), I had a new opinion piece run in The Hill. I wanted to share a longer version of that piece here at The Peaceful…
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We disagree, as anarchists, about what exactly it is that we’re up to. It isn’t just the question of why to embark on such a project—it’s the question…
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New Ways of Thinking and Talking About Social Dilemmas
In his introduction for Ivan Illich’s Celebration of Awareness, Erich Fromm defined radicalism not as “a certain set of ideas,” but as an approach or an…
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The social meaning of modernity expresses itself in domination, hierarchy, and oppression. The individual person living under such a social system is…
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It’s never been easy to know what to make of self-styled free-marketers who see global capitalism as a real-life instantiation of their values. Given…
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Part II
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In the spring of 1888, the great American anarchist and publisher Benjamin R. Tucker wrote of the “till lately undisputed” idea “that the permanent…
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As human beings, we’re confronted with a puzzle: are we doomed to hierarchy, domination, and class oppression, or is it possible to disrupt and escape…
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Using Our Knowledge in the Service of Wisdom