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Political and aesthetic disruption in Against the Day
Simon Malpas and Andrew Taylor

. Within the novel, anarchist activity is rife, as several characters attempt to resist the inexorable march of capitalism, and anarchist violence is felt across the world. The phenomenon is first encountered in the bizarre context of Pugnax, a dog aboard the ‘Chums of Chance’ airship, reading The Princess Cassamassima, an 1886 novel by Henry James that pivots on the conflicting impulses of political revolution and aestheticism. As Noseworth, one of the Chums, remarks, James’s subject ‘is the inexorably rising tide of World Anarchism, to be found ‘I believe in incursion

in Thomas Pynchon
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Richard Taylor

at the approach of an enemy it closes its ranks. A family with the wrong members in control – that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase (my italics).52 Relationship to anarchism, the Labour Party and Trotskyism Orwell’s politics were defined largely by his moralism, his pragmatism, his deep opposition to totalitarianism and his patriotism. But there are other, more ­secondary, aspects of his perspectives that should be noted. TAYLOR (Radicalism) 9781784993191 PRINT.indd 105 18/08/2020 09:48 106 English radicalism in the

in English radicalism in the twentieth century
Anarchism, social ecology and art
Andrew Patrizio

Introduction In Part II , the study is grounded in the political – particularly anarchist and social ecologist – dimensions of ecological thought. The Russian political theorist and polymath Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) is a giant in the early formation of anarchism. I pay particular attention to the cultural implications and possible models both he and, later, Murray Bookchin (1921–2006) offer for the humanities and arts practice. Kropotkin looks at social organisation across the biosphere, from early forms of life on earth to medieval and recent

in The ecological eye
Michael Loadenthal

1 Concerning method and the study of political violence Ah hell. Prophecy’s a thankless business, and history has a way of showing us what, in retrospect, are very logical solutions to awful messes … Things are certainly set up for a class war based on conveniently established lines of demarcation, and I must say that the basic assumption of the present set up is a grade A incitement to violence. (Vonnegut 1999, chap. IX) When asked about anarchism’s association with violence, I often reply by inquiring whether one would ask the same thing of a retail clerk, a

in The politics of attack
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Contemporary relevance
Hayyim Rothman

) At the outset, I indicated the growing body of research in the field of Jewish anarchism. Paul Avrich's groundbreaking work placed Jews at the center of anarchist activity in Russia (Avrich 2015 , 15–18, 44) and in the United States (Avrich 2005, 1990 ). Other historians followed, notably more recent book-length publications like Kenyon Zimmer's ( 2015 ) Immigrants Against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America . These studies and others like them operate largely on the macro-scale, are historically oriented, and are mainly

in No masters but God
Dana M. Williams

market. There is a seemingly endless drive and economic imperative for work in order to pay bills, consume products, and build individual careers; all of this detracts from the ability (and desire) of people to focus on others and, thus, foster transformative social capital. If the anarchist movement still had a strong anarcho-syndicalist orientation, this increased focus on work might serve as an entry point into radical workplace and union politics. However, this ideological subvariant within anarchism (especially in the USA) is about as weak as the overall labor

in Black flags and social movements
Sean Parson

also involved in the east coast peace movement. It was this interaction between Food Not Bombs and the anti-nuke movement that helped redefine contemporary American anarchism. Within the anti-nuke movements, anarchist politics merged with the praxis and politics of radical Quakers, leading to the development of a strongly democratic and prefigurative politics, which as we shall see, became central to the politics of Food Not Bombs (Epstein, 1991). In working with the east coast anti-nuke movement, the group helped organize both the June 12, 1982, “March for Nuclear

in Cooking up a revolution
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James Bowen and Jonathan Purkis

contain libertarian elements and some of which clearly do not. Sometimes one acts in an entirely personal capacity where the effects are perhaps hard to discern. In such instances, the squaring of means and ends does not work for every situation, and there actually might be tactical reasons for opting for less dogmatic ‘anarchist’ strategies simply to facilitate useful group co-operation. Of course, none of these situations are at all unique to the era we have identified as that of global anarchism. It is more the case that actions cannot be framed in simple notions of

in Changing anarchism
Lewis H. Mates

-called ‘Impossibilist Revolt’ of 1903 under the influence of Connolly (who was Scottish-born of Irish parentage).5 In 1909, the British SLP endorsed dual unionism. Strictly speaking, SLP activists self-defined as ‘industrial unionists’ and used the term ‘syndicalist’ pejoratively; they associated syndicalism with anarchism which, like de Leon, they spent considerable time attacking. The British SLP denounced the (self-defined) syndicalists operating within Mann’s ISEL umbrella organisation, as the latter were more critical of ‘political action’. Initially, the ISEL adopted a ‘bore

in The Great Labour Unrest
Kathy E. Ferguson

happening elsewhere, but were themselves an expression of anarchism. Working outside the No-Conscription League and its immediate networks, other anarchists – individuals and journals that were part of Goldman and Berkman’s extensive networks – also made their opposition to the war public. Louise Olivereau distributed material encouraging young men to refuse registration in Seattle, was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and subsequently served twenty-eight months in prison. Dr Marie Equi in Portland, Oregon, similarly spoke out against ‘preparedness’ and in favour

in Anarchism, 1914–18