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Chomsky on Anarchism by Noam Chomsky
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Jul 17, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in July, 2011

Chomsky explains that anarchy is not supporting chaos, but rather seeks social justice by seeking to discover those structures of power (economic, political, religious, sexual, etc) that exploit and oppress people.

Chomsky's critique of both State Socialism and State Capitalism is brilliant, but possible alternatives are not perfectly clear. We know very little about human nature and society. Still, we have a sort of Pascal's wager that we are faced with. We can take the conservative approach and rely on an aristocracy to use the traditional institutions of power to control society, which always leads to oppression. Or we can nurture the instinct for freedom and equality in the hope of a far more civilized society.

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