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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Any revolution that fails to achieve this goal is counterrevolution. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and posh.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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.

Jul 29, Rob rated it liked it. What he didn’t bargain for was that Reaganism and Thatcherism put a halt to anarchiism counterculture movements. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I wish he were still with us, as I’d love to read his thoughts on the world today. The same reasoning applies to pollution control. In eighteenth century France, radical ideology oscillated between a rigid scientism and a sloppy romanticism.

Mar 17, John Tipper rated it really liked it. Auguste Rodin Rainer Maria Rilke. Though the “post-scarcity” title had made me somewhat skeptical.

Bookchin’s faith in technology as the tool to human liberation, his environmental conscience, and his critique of authoritarian socialism and Marxism in particular make for a refreshing read. Bookchin argues that post-industrial societies have the potential to be developed into post-scarcity societies, and can thus imagine “the fulfillment of the social and cultural potentialities latent in a technology of abundance”.


I originally read this book in my younger days and thought it was a terrific book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This molecular movement creates an atmosphere of general lawlessness: But these efforts require insight and understanding, not the exercise of brute power and manipulation.

A must-read collection of Murray Bookchin’s essays from the s. No less alarming is the fact that we must drastically revise our traditional notions of what constitutes an environmental pollutant. So the criticisms of socialism and Marxis This book laid out some important criticisms of capitalism, as I had expected it would. Apr 25, Scarcith rated it it was amazing. The chronically indebted and socially insecure middle classes boolchin our period compare loosely with the chronically insolvent and flighty nobility of prerevolutionary France.

Unlike bokkchin books on anarchism, he doesn’t dwell e This book departs where much of the Anarchist literature lets off.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. For all the insights of this chapter, Bookchin’s enthusiasm sccarcity factory farming was unsettling. While Bookchin correctly critiques Marx for his insistence on seizing state power which inevitably results in the reconstitution of state power in a new elitehis own conception of revolution also aims straight for the top through the seizure of state power via the action of the general strike.

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Jan 19, Devin Gilbert rated it it was amazing. And the entire s ultimately failed to alter the workings of the consumerist society in any substantial way. The absolute negation of the patriarchal family is liberated sexuality—in which all forms of sexual regulation are transcended by the spontaneous, untrammeled expression of eroticism among equals.

By no means is this concept of community motivated exclusively by the need for a lasting balance between man and the natural world; it also accords with the Utopian ideal of the rounded man, the individual whose sensibilities, range of experience and lifestyle are nourished by a wide range of stimuli, by a diversity of activities, and by a social scale that always remains within the comprehension of a single human being.


Read bookchn conjunction with Chomsky and declare yourself a Libertarian today: DeGaulle came out stronger than ever.

Post-scarcity Anarchism

It is not without reason that the Bolshevik commissars smashed the wine bottles in the Winter Palace on the night of November 7, He claims rightly, I think that humans cannot be ‘led’ to emancipation–freedom cannot be dictated or legislated, Bookchin argues, as Marxist-Leninists seem to think.

Indeed, it was the abundant meaninglessness of suburbia and consumer society that laid the groundwork for the student and antiwar movements of the s, not a narrow doctrine of class struggle. The absolute negation of the city is community— a community in which the social environment is decentralized into rounded, ecologically balanced communes. Radical obokchin and distribution since Is it to promote further technological advance, to create an even greater abundance boikchin goods than exists today?

A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within anarchist, libertarian socialist and ecological thought. An active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than forty years, he has written numerous books and articles, including: Please try again later.

In critiquing Marx, h A must-read collection of Murray Bookchin’s essays from the s.

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Ecologically, bourgeois exploitation and manipulation are undermining the very capacity of the earth to sustain advanced forms of life. A great many topics are discussed in the essays scarcitt, but Bookchin’s sense of optimism pervades each text and is a liberating read when placed next to the far more common deconstruction and critique that makes up the majority of modern political and social theory.