The following essay (originally posted on delinquentdialectics.com and reposted to anarchistnews.org) is an example of making a serious criticism, it also raises three topics that are in need of more discussion amongst anarchists: a) the role of academics, b) soft policing, what it means and what it looks like, and c) letting friends slide, despite evidence of serious complicity with the state.
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Applied Metaphysics A contemporary critique of the U.S., from slavery to Occupy.
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This issue begins with a critical look at what is billed by the Left as the Bolivarian Revolution. Michael Staudenmaier and Anne Carlson describe their month long visit through Venezuela and relates anarchist perspectives on Chavismo. Barry Pateman's feature article pays tribute to the 1936 Spanish Revolution whose 70th anniversary we celebrate this issue. This issue also includes a write up about the 2006 Caracas World Social Forum (WSF) and a challenge to anarcho-primitivists
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The pernicious mixture of hatred and dependency at the basis of the work relationship atrophies the individual, reducing life to a question of accountancy. Free time, a mere negative quantity ranging from a few hours between days at work, to months or even years between jobs, can be survived by performing a number of rituals.
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This is not a simple call to action. The cemeteries are full of such calls. We are talking about a project that has been studied in the laboratories of capital and is now being applied to perfection.
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