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The Political Theory of Anarchism by April Carter
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Dec 14, 2010

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Read from October 26 to December 08, 2010

This book is quite brief but still a worthy introduction to some of the basic building blocks of anarchist political theory, and a fairly easy read. It is broken into four sections: Political Theory of Anarchism, Anarchism and the State, Anarchism and Society and Anarchism and the Individual. Throughout, Carter often compares and contrasts anarchist thought of seminal theorists like Kropotkin, Proudhon, Godwin and Bakunin with each other, as well as other political theorists like Marx, Hobbes, and De Tocqueville in order to tease out the similarities and differences in different veins of anarchist thought, and in comparison to Marxism and liberalism. Her analysis of Hobbesian social contract theory in light of William Godwin's work was especially interesting. Anyhow. Read it if you're interested.

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