restricted access Cheerleaders for Anarchism
Abstract

But it appears as if the more recent anarchist movements are beginning to leave their mark, with a spate of books that attempt to consolidate what may be a kind of anarchist theory for the twenty-first century. Like Marxist analysis, which often seeks to unmask the real tendencies of history beneath the surface of the quotidian, anarchist theory, too, has an unmasking strategy: it sees fervent activity where one might be tempted to see stasis and homogeneity. What looks like consent is actually resistance; what looks like capitalism's domination over everything actually conceals systems of mutual aid. Anarchist theory doesn't just advocate anarchism; it rather reveals that, beneath everything, we're more anarchist than we thought.


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