A patchwork of nationwide liberation politics, Maoism, and Leninism played a substantial function in the New Left. However, in an era when official “Marxism” meant the suppressions of the Hungarian and Prague uprisings, many younger radicals sought a “third way” that appropriated ideas from the anarchist tradition.
The authors write out of the motion any anarchists who did not put the class battle on the middle of their politics, including Pierre Joseph Proudhon (thought-about by many to be the daddy of anarchism), as well as the acute individualists Max Stirner and Benjamin Tucker. Contrasted to the insurrectionary and publish-left variants of anarchism, social motion anarchism seeks to build a broader left and stronger social movements. It is that this trend of social movement anarchism that has the widest appeal to activists within the United States. However, the political downturn of the Reagan and Thatcher period also marked a political retreat … Read More