Friday, February 20, 2009


Post-anarchism anarchy is often defined in relation to poststructuralist and postmodernist political philosophies (specifically, the varieties found in the writings of Todd May, Saul Newman, and Lewis Call).  But perhaps it would be more fruitful to extend the post-anarchist analysis to include all those variants of anarchist thought which have interrogated the tradition from the inside (such as, for example, Bob Black and Hakim Bey's 'Type-3 anarchism', Jason McQuinn's 'Post-Left anarchy', Aragorn! and HPWombat's 'nihilist anarchism', etc.

Some of the questions I would like to think about is: How can we begin to think postanarchism anarchy in new, dangerous, ways?, How can we begin to bring post-anarchism (particularly its current fixation with poststructuralist/postmodernist theories) out of the academy and into the broader discussion?

I encourage you to join the discussion, contribute by posting questions, thoughts, blogs, essays, etc, to try to work through some of these ideas.  

Email if you would like to contribute.


  1. A good group of people were invited to this group and only a few accepted up until this point. Admittedly, I'm not sure if this is the best medium for this type of discussion, but I think that it is an important one to have. There has been some resistance to the idea of developing a more broad conception of post-anarchism ( to include the critically reflexive variants listed above.

    I was hoping to have a similar setup as the "carnival of anarchy" ( blogroll, where each post centers, in whatever way, on issues that fall within or engage with this overall framework.

  2. I think it is a good idea (I really liked the carnival. It suffered from lack of good writers, not lack of good ideas) but I can't really commit to posting much. Maybe in 6 months. :-)

  3. i also like the idea. i have been reading a bunch of texts lately that i think could contribute towards these ideas. i plan on writing something to submit to this site soon. please keep this project going.