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Politics for the People: Anarchism!
Aug 11, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
Anarchism is the most radically revolutionary school of political thought, rejecting the state and its hierarchy of domination in pursuit of radical human freedom. From its roots in ancient thought to the struggle against industrial capitalism, this class will explore the profound political, social, and cultural implications of the anarchist faith that smashing the state will liberate humanity.
We’ll trace the outline of anti-statist thought and discuss some the major anarchist schools while examining some major events of anarchist history and classic examples of anarchist culture.
This class is the second installment in the series Politics For The People: A Guide to the -isms and -archies that Rule the World.
If men were angels, said James Madison, no governments would be necessary. But we are not angels, and from our remotest past government has been an inescapable fact of human life. Politics for the People is a crash course in the often terrible and always strange ways human beings have set out to rule themselves. This series of classes will explore monarchy, republicanism, socialism, oligarchy, anarchism, theocracy, and more as we attempt to understand human beings as political animals.