Murray Bookchin


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
January 14, 1921

Died
July 30, 2006

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Murray Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within anarchist, libertarian socialist and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books on politics, philosophy, history, and urban affairs as well as ecology. In the late 1990s he became disenchanted with the strategy of political Anarchism and founded his own libertarian socialist ideology called Communalism.

Bookchin was an anti-capitalist and vocal advocate of the decentralisation of society along ecological and democratic lines. His writings on libertarian municipalism, a theory of face-to-face, assembly democracy, had an influence on the Green mov
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“The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.”
Murray Bookchin

“There are no hierarchies in nature other than those imposed by hierarchical modes of human thought, but rather differences merely in function between and within living things.”
Murray Bookchin, Post-Scarcity Anarchism

“If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.”
Murray Bookchin

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