Against the Grain

Anarchist Visions and Realities

According to James Martel, what anarchism opposes is “archism,” a form of politics based on rule and hierarchy. He points to three instances in which anarchism – by which he means horizontalist and collective politics– took hold: the Spanish Revolution of the 1930s; the Rojavan Revolution in contemporary Syria; and a region of Papua New Guinea where a man named Yali once held sway.

James Martel, Anarchist Prophets: Disappointing Vision and the Power of Collective Sight Duke University Press, 2022

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