Anarchist Fundamentalists: Get Over Yourselves

As many of you know, there has been no love lost between Anarchists and Marxists. This goes back at least to the theoretical controversies of the 1840’s between Marx and Proudhon; Marx and Engels and Bakunin in the First International and then the practical controversies during the Paris Commune, and the Russian and Spanish Revolutions.

Murray Bookchin made a serious attempt to try to combine Marxism and anarchism. In his essay “Listen Marxist”, he tried to bridge the gap between them. This short piece, “Listen Anarchists!” by @Dmytri, challenges Anarchists to come off their high horses. This is important because in the next few months and years we need people to create radical theories and come up with a creative synthesis.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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