Wednesday, August 26

The Prophet Farmed: Murray Bookchin on Bernie Sanders


"I want to talk to you about a socialist from Vermont. Born in New York, he was active in the anti-Vietnam and civil rights movements in the 1960’s before moving to the town of Burlington, where he spent the next several decades creating a new set of socio-political ideas that combined the basic outlines of old European socialist ideology with the harsh realities of modern industrial capitalism, as well as a powerful critique of the ecological havoc wrought by the global hegemony of greenhouse gas pollution. But wait! If you thought this was the beginning of a stump speech for Senator Bernie Sanders, you are dead wrong. In fact I am referring to the late Murray Bookchin, a man who, in many ways, was the striking opposite of what Bernie Sanders is in every way. Bookchin was a scholar, activist, and writer whose polemics against capitalism but also cultish politicking on the far left and opportunism by people like Bernie Sanders make for great reading nine years after the man died in 2006. ..."
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murray hates bernie: Murray Bookchin, “The Bernie Sanders Paradox: When Socialism Grows Old” (1986)
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Logos - Review: Murray Bookchin, The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy
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amazon - The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy

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