The Historical Failure of Anarchism

Day, Chris
http://www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Docs/CX11936-HistoricalFailureAnarchism_Chris_Day.pdf
http://libcom.org/history/historical-failure-anarchism
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/chris-day-the-historical-failure-of-anarchism

Publisher:  Love and Rage
Year Published:  1996  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11936

Day examines anarchism's failure to genuinely critique itself, understand history or theory, and grasp the conditions in the world today. "Anti-capitalism doesn't do the victims of capitalism any good if you don't actually destroy capitalism," Day writes. 'Anti-statism' doesn't do the victims of the state any good if you don't actually smash the state. Anarchism has been very good at putting forth visions of a free society and that is for the good. But it is worthless if we don't develop an actual strategy for realizing those visions.

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