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Decentralizing power

Decentralizing power Author Taylor Stoehr
ISBN-10 1551640090
Release 1994
Pages 204
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Drawing the Line Once Again

Drawing the Line Once Again Author Paul Goodman
ISBN-10 9781604860573
Release 2010
Pages 122
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In a new initiative, PM Press and Goodman's literary exuctor, Taylor Stoerh have gathered nine core texts by the truely libertarian, seminal thinker. Included are the utopian essays and proposals which inspired the dissident youth of the 1960s, influencing theory so deeply that are now perceived as underlying assumptions of contemporary radicalism. A potent antidote to US imperialism with analyses of civil disobedience, decentralism and anarchy.

New Reformation

New Reformation Author Paul Goodman
ISBN-10 9781604860566
Release 2010
Pages 194
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Paul Goodman set the agenda for the Youth Movement of the Sixties with his best-selling Growing Up Absurd. Under the view that the 1970s presented a moral and spiritual upheaval comparable to the Protestant Reformation, he continued to guide his avid readers. Michael Fisher's introduction situates Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights, now common wisdom in the radical critique of Western society.

The Paul Goodman Reader

The Paul Goodman Reader Author Paul Goodman
ISBN-10 9781604865271
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 500
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A one-man think tank, Paul Goodman wrote more than 30 books, most of them before his decade of fame as a social critic in the 1960s. Goodman in those earlier days thought of himself mostly as an old-fashioned man of letters, and to do justice to his wide-ranging interests and growing activism, this compendium provides excerpts that span his entire career, from the bestselling Growing Up Absurd to landmark books on anarchism, community planning, education, poetics, and psychotherapy. Goodman's fiction and poetry are represented by The Empire City, a comic novel; prize-winning short stories; and poems that once led America's most respected poetry reviewer, Hayden Carruth, to exclaim, "Not one dull page. It’s almost unbelievable."

Intellectuals in Action

Intellectuals in Action Author Kevin Mattson
ISBN-10 0271046708
Release 2010-11-01
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Born in 1966&‚ a generation removed from the counterculture&‚ Kevin Mattson came of political age in the conservative Reagan era. In an effort to understand contemporary political ambivalence and the plight of radicalism today&‚ Mattson looks back to the ideas that informed the protest&‚ social movements&‚ and activism of the 1960s. To accomplish its historical reconstruction&‚ the book combines traditional intellectual biography&—including thorough archival research&—with social history to examine a group of intellectuals whose thinking was crucial in the formulation of New Left political theory. These include C. Wright Mills&‚ the popular radical sociologist; Paul Goodman&‚ a practicing Gestalt therapist and anarcho-pacifist; William Appleman Williams&‚ the historian and famed critic of &"American empire&"; Arnold Kaufman&‚ a &"radical liberal&" who deeply influenced the thinking of the SDS. The book discusses not only their ideas&‚ but also their practices&‚ from writing pamphlets and arranging television debates to forming left-leaning think tanks and organizing teach-ins protesting the Vietnam War. Mattson argues that it is this political engagement balanced with a commitment to truth-telling that is lacking in our own age of postmodern acquiescence. Challenging the standard interpretation of the New Left as inherently in conflict with liberalis&‚ Mattson depicts their relationship as more complicated&‚ pointing to possibilities for a radical liberalism today. Intellectual and social historians&‚ as well as general readers either fascinated by the 1960s protest movements or actively seeking an alternative to our contemporary political malais&‚ will embrace Mattson&’s book and its promise to shed new light on a time period known for both its intriguing conflicts and its enduring consequences.

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture Author Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew Fellow in Modern Hebrew Literature Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies Glenda Abramson
ISBN-10 9781134428656
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 1200
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The Companion to Jewish Culture - From the Eighteenth Century to the Present was first published in 1989. It is a single-volume encyclopedia containing biographical and topic entries ranging from 200 to 1000 word each.

The Anxieties of Affluence

The Anxieties of Affluence Author Daniel Horowitz
ISBN-10 1558495045
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 339
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This work charts the reactions of prominent American writers to the unprecedented prosperity of the decades following World War II. It examines Lewis Mumford's wartime call for 'democratic' consumption and concludes with an analysis of the origins of Jimmy Carter's 'malaise' speech of 1979.

Social Anarchism

Social Anarchism Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112365700
Release 1999
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Growing Up Absurd

Growing Up Absurd Author Paul Goodman
ISBN-10 9781590175811
Release 2012
Pages 279
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Paul Goodman’sGrowing Up Absurdwas a runaway bestseller when it was first published in 1960 and it became one of the defining texts of the nascent New Left. Goodman, at the time well into middle age, was a maverick anarchist who broke every mold, and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things—and the book’s success established him as one of America’s most unusual and trenchant critics, combining vast learning, an astute mind, utopian sympathies, and a wonderfully hands-on way with words. Growing Up Absurdtakes the crisis of disaffected youth as indicative of the crisis within the culture at large, which Goodman describes as being run by corporations that provide employment (when they do) but not work in any meaningful sense, work that engages body and soul. Disaffected youth was in this sense at the forefront of a disruption of a social order that was, if not directly politically repressive, humanly repressive, stifling the real human potential which, surely, a good society would serve to unleash, encourage, and pass on.

Drawing the line

Drawing the line Author Paul Goodman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002392804
Release 1977
Pages 272
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Anarchy in Action

Anarchy in Action Author Colin Ward
ISBN-10 9781629633183
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 192
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The argument of this book is that an anarchist society, a society which organizes itself without authority, is always in existence, like a seed beneath the snow, buried under the weight of the state and its bureaucracy, capitalism and its waste, privilege and its injustices, nationalism and its suicidal loyalties, religious differences and their superstitious separatism. Anarchist ideas are so much at variance with ordinary political assumptions and the solutions anarchists offer so remote, that all too often people find it hard to take anarchism seriously. This classic text is an attempt to bridge the gap between the present reality and anarchist aspirations, "between what is and what, according to the anarchists, might be." Through a wide-ranging analysis—drawing on examples from education, urban planning, welfare, housing, the environment, the workplace, and the family, to name but a few—Colin Ward demonstrates that the roots of anarchist practice are not so alien or quixotic as they might at first seem but lie precisely in the ways that people have always tended to organize themselves when left alone to do so. The result is both an accessible introduction for those new to anarchism and pause for thought for those who are too quick to dismiss it.


Communitas Author Percival Goodman
ISBN-10 0231072988
Release 1960
Pages 280
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-- Lewis Mumford

Decentralized Economic Social Organization

Decentralized Economic Social Organization Author Reed Camacho Kinney
ISBN-10 9781469128115
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 512
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Representational government is not authentic democracy. The American Constitution cannot defend us from socioeconomic domination by centralized power. Independence means that people organize among themselves in order to meet all of their existential needs, which include more than preserving corporal survival. It means actualizing a better civil and civic organization, and adding to that a civic-economic organization (explained in my other writings) in order to afford every child the support needed to grow as individuated people. The genius my father contributed is the means of making consensus-based decision making processes a structured organization in conjunction with mutual banking, and its production-based economy, which as an organization must expand, or perish. That inbuilt expansive component is what distinguishes DESO from all other attempts to create a better lifestyle. By forcing decentralization to expand, as a structural component, consequent of consensus-based organization and its mutual banking, and its production-based economy, it will compete with mass centrist society for members, because living in real, sovereign community provides a better quality of life; a better culture. I am encouraged that there are people really interested in making this project move into its actualization, and that eventuality is nearing. My blog:

Wobblies and Zapatistas

Wobblies and Zapatistas Author Staughton Lynd
ISBN-10 9781604861853
Release 2008-09-01
Pages 300
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Wobblies and Zapatistas offers the reader an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, influenced by Marxism. They meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that "my country is the world." Encompassing a Left libertarian perspective and an emphatically activist standpoint, these conversations are meant to be read in the clubs and affinity groups of the new Movement. The authors accompany us on a journey through modern revolutions, direct actions, anti-globalist counter summits, Freedom Schools, Zapatista cooperatives, Haymarket and Petrograd, Hanoi and Belgrade, "intentional" communities, wildcat strikes, early Protestant communities, Native American democratic practices, the Workers' Solidarity Club of Youngstown, occupied factories, self-organized councils and soviets, the lives of forgotten revolutionaries, Quaker meetings, antiwar movements, and prison rebellions. Neglected and forgotten moments of interracial self-activity are brought to light. The book invites the attention of readers who believe that a better world, on the other side of capitalism and state bureaucracy, may indeed be possible.

Community Power and Grassroots Democracy

Community Power and Grassroots Democracy Author Michael Kaufman
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173005120514
Release 1997
Pages 230
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The collected essays in this book provide a comparative examination of the process of grassroots mobilization and the development of community-based forms of popular democracy in Central and South America. The first part contains studies from individual countries on organizations ranging from those supported by governments and integrated into the country's political structure to groups that were organized against the existing political system. The organizations studied included those focusing on a particular concern, such as housing, and those with wide responsibility for community affairs; but all were organizations based on common interests where people lived and, in some cases, where people worked. The second part offers theme studies on men, women and differential participation; problems and meanings associated with decentralization, especially in relation to devolution of power to the local level and the construction of popular alternatives; and the competing theoretical paradigms of new social movements and resource mobilization.

Requiem For Modern Politics

Requiem For Modern Politics Author William Ophuls
ISBN-10 0813335167
Release 1998-02-13
Pages 336
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This long-promised sequel to Ophuls' influential and controversial classic Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity is an equally provocative critique of the liberal philosophy of government. Ophuls contends that the modern political paradigm—that is, the body of political concepts and beliefs bequeathed to us by the Enlightenment—is no longer intellectually tenable or practically viable. Our attempt to live individualistically, hedonistically, and rationally has failed utterly, causing a comprehensive crisis that is at once political, military, economic, ecological, ethical, psychological, and spiritual. Liberal politics has abandoned virtue, rejected community, and flouted nature, thereby becoming the author of its own demise.By exposing the intrinsically contradictory and self-destructive character of Hobbesian political systems, Ophuls subverts our conventional wisdom at every turn. Indeed, his impassioned text reads more like a Greek tragedy than like a conventional political argument. He critiques feminism, multiculturalism, the welfare state, and a host of other “liberal” shibboleths—but Ophuls is not another reactionary neoconservative. The aim of his thesis is far more radical and progressive, offering a political vision that entirely transcends the categories of liberal thought. His is a Thoreauvian vision of a “politics of consciousness” rooted in ecology as the moral and intellectual basis for governance in the twenty-first century. Ophuls holds that a polity based on a renewed erotic connection with nature offers a genuine solution to this crisis of contemporary civilization and only within such a polity will it be possible to fulfill the worthy liberal goal of individual self-development.Ophuls' work will interest and challenge a wide spectrum of readers, though it will not necessarily be well liked or easily accepted. No one will put down this book with his or her settled convictions about Western culture intact, nor will readers ever again take modern civilization and its survival for granted.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Author C. George Benello
ISBN-10 0896083896
Release 1992
Pages 251
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Integrating some of the best of New Left thought with more contemporary populist and Green perspectives, Benello's essays--and the commentaries of Harry Boyte, Steve Chase, Walda Katz-Fishman, Jane Mansbridge, Dmitri Roussopoulos and Chuck Turner--offer important insights for today's new generation of practical utopians.