Insurrection as warfare, terrorism, and revolutionary design
in The politics of attack
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This chapter explores the macro strategy of insurrectionary action as a strategy and form of warfare. It also explores the means, strategy, and organization of political violence, which are necessary to historically encapsulate modern conflict. Unlike Marxism and other revolutionary frameworks, insurrectionary anarchism is not rooted in a specific theory of change but is rather a theory of critique and action, not prefiguration. In his discussion of guerrilla warfare and terrorism, Richard Rubenstein points to a two-stage understanding advocated by General Vo Nguyen Giap who divided the conflict into two stages, beginning with guerrilla war before moving into more conventional forms of warfare. The use of guerrilla warfare is devoid of politics and can be adopted by any radical actor from reformist to sectarian communists.

The politics of attack

Communiqués and insurrectionary violence


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