The New Nihilism

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An article by Peter Lamborn Wilson that was originally printed in The Anvil Review hardcopy, offering his criticism of today's nihilism.

Most contemporary discussions of anarchism remains nostalgically rooted in the classical definition of Anarchy as a utopian society. Yet anarcho-nihilism has acquired an almost fatal speed on in the 21st century and saturates the field of conceivable rebellion with its ferocious repudiation of the representative Global System encircling us. It is a kind of reverse energy, an annulment of the eschatological faith in revolution that has sent shock waves of panic through the ranks of the more traditional (i.e. religious) anarchists. In this pamphlet, the ever-provocative PLW discusses what the "new nihilism" signifies in a world divested of hope in the political and social.

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