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Single Idea 20452

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 2. Anarchism]

Full Idea

Anarchism in the 1960s was libertarian and organised around issues of sexual liberation. That moment has passed. People are and should be organising around responsibility.

Gist of Idea

Anarchism used to be libertarian (especially for sexuality), but now concerns responsibility


Simon Critchley (Impossible Objects: interviews [2012], 3)

Book Reference

Critchley,Simon: 'Impossible Objects: interviews' [Politty 2012], p.55

A Reaction

So there are two types of anarchism, focused on freedom or on responsibility. An organisation like Greenpeace might represent the latter.

Related Idea

Idea 20450 The state, law, bureaucracy and capital are limitations on life, so I prefer federalist anarchism [Critchley]