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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The problem of alienation can never be completely resolved apart from the revolutionary process itself, but it can be guarded against by an acute awareness that the problem exists, and partly solved by a voluntary but drastic remaking of the revolutionary and his group.

Murray Bookchin on the Necessity for Post-Scarcity Anarchism against Ecological Destruction

May 23, Noah Skocilich rated it really liked it Shelves: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This was published back inand its ecological analysis was already sketched out in Our Synthetic Environment which Bookchin published in before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

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Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin

Sep 14, Evan Lemire rated it it was amazing. The collection of essays hit on a number of topics orbiting the core notion of corporate profit versus a healthy world and a reestablishment of anarchist ideals in a world okay, a portion of the world in which the struggle seems to be for a larger plasma television rather than for a scrap of food.

This book is classic. For example, the more varied the flora and fauna of an ecosystem, the more stable the population of a potential pest. Also worth noting is t Based on what I knew of Bookchin, I had at least entertained the possibility that I anrchism read this book and be swept away, doling out a 5-star endorsement to who I thought would be the political thinker whose thought I most closely identified with.

Affinity group Synthesis anarchism Anwrchism. In this respect, the period in which we live closely resembles the revolutionary Enlightenment that swept through France in the eighteenth century—a period that completely reworked French consciousness and prepared the conditions for the Great Revolution of Marx’s conception of the way forward, according to Bookchin, was rooted in circumstances that were particular to his time and are no longer applicabl I originally read this book in my younger days and thought it was a terrific book.


He was the scarxity of two dozen books on politics, philosophy, history, and urban affairs as well as ecology. Technological advances during the 20th century have expanded production in the pursuit of corporate profit at the expense of human need and ecological sustainability.

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The accumulation of capital can no longer be considered a prerequisite for liberation, and the notion that obstructions such as the statesocial hierarchyand vanguard political parties are necessary in the struggle for freedom of the working classes can be dispelled as a myth.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Any revolution that aims to seize the top of society without first transforming its base is doomed to either reconstitute state power with a new elite, or to lack the nourishment to sustain itself.

The mass tends to become demassified in the sense that it begins to assert itself against the really massifying automatic responses produced by the bourgeois family, the school and the mass media.

It simply becomes a matter of “clearing away the furniture” that outdated and flawed Marxism has cluttered in our minds, and grasping towards a politics of dissolving class society into the free development of all. Published November 1st by AK Press first published Nihil novum sub sole. Book ratings by Goodreads. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Every one of these revolutions has been marked by extraordinary individuation, by a joyousness and solidarity that turned everyday life into a festival.

There is no word that is more sinister in the “revolutionary” vocabulary than “masses. Cover of the first edition. 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.


Jul 02, Javier rated it really liked it Shelves: Technology and the resources of abundance furnish capitalism with the means for assimilating large sections of society to the established system of hierarchy and authority.

Visionary in their insight, it talked about global warming in more radical terms in the mid 60s than we do now, with the vast majority of scientists agreeing that our situation is quite bad. Aug 31, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thinking through the Environment.

In the late s he became disenchanted with the Murray Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He condemns centralization and tight planning of governments, such as the USSR.

Post-Scarcity Anarchism

Makes a good argument that capitalism would have died under revolt if it wasn’t for the industrial revolution and that it doesn’t work for the benefit of the majority; having to be constantly subsidized to keep the money moving without distributing any of the wealth. Although it was an important intervention to political discourse at the time, this mode of thinking now creates an anti-labor sentiment among much of radical ecology, from the social ecology to primitivism.

Views Read Edit View history. But what, then, can we say about the billions of humans who live outside of technologically advanced countries? I should sit down and read the damn thing.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is plain that the goal bokkchin revolution today must be the liberation of daily life. Is it to promote further technological advance, to create an even greater abundance of goods than exists today?

The contradiction between the exploitative organization of society and the natural environment is beyond co-optation: Regardless of your personal take on the scarcify, I’d recommend the book as an argument that you should listen to.