Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play
Super dry with pompous tone to the book. Too high brow even for my tastes.
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Oh well Next on list Conquest Of Bread. James Scott's case for anarchy is one of the best mainstream presentations I've ever seen. Chapters two and six are especially good.
Despite it's vaguely unsatisfying incompleteness, I would count this as a much better book than Chomsky's "On Anarchy" for example, for the strength of its arguments. I have tried to understand Anarchism before and ploughed through heavyweight tomes of political diatribe by the likes of Bakunin, Kropotkin and Proudhon. This is joyless task and makes you wonder whether the concept of a stateless society is really all it is cracked up to be. I took a deep breath, therefore, when I stated to listen to this book by anthropologist James C Scott which promises to be a defence of the anarchist perspective.
It is written in what is describes as "six easy pieces" and it is, indeed, easy to listen to and there are several times during the "Fragments" of this book that a reader could be forgiven for thinking that this is a light hearted collections of anecdotes rather than a description of a political ideology. There is precious little mention of anarchist theories or thinkers or history and this is a welcome relief.
Scott's essays are all over the place, for good or ill. Superficially they might seem unfocused. But they shed light on how anarchism is not an abstract ideology but a living practice that can pop up in all areas of disjointed human life. You will learn a lot in the process. Brilliant ideas, calmly and clearly explained.
James C Scott explains the power of ordinary people acting in their own self-interest, changing history and how this is repugnant to the self-interests of the state. For those who have not encountered Scott yet there is much to enjoy but otherwise there is little that is new. I loved Scott's prose, as ever, but longed for more on anarchism. Your audiobook is waiting….
By: James C. Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur. Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins. Categories: Nonfiction , Social Sciences. People who bought this also bought Justice By: Michael J. Sandel Narrated by: Michael J. Sandel Length: 11 hrs and 1 min Unabridged Overall. Publisher's Summary James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall.
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Regardless of your personal political leanings or feelings about Anarchism, give James C Scott a chance, and youll probably find yourself rethinking some of those veiws 7 of 7 people found this review helpful. Mancini Never used!. Seller Inventory Brand New!.
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