“The Future in the Past”: Anarcho-primitivism and the Critique of Civilization Today

@article{elOjeili2020TheFI,
  title={“The Future in the Past”: Anarcho-primitivism and the Critique of Civilization Today},
  author={C. el-Ojeili and Dylan Taylor},
  journal={Rethinking Marxism},
  year={2020},
  volume={32},
  pages={168 - 186}
}
This essay examines the core ideas and contemporary relevance of anarcho-primitivism, a current of ultra-leftist thought that flourished between the mid 1980s and mid 1990s. The influences of anarcho-primitivism can be traced to periods from the late nineteenth century to the Great War and from 1945 to the mid 1960s, with challenges to conventional leftism issued by thinkers such as Jacques Camatte. In place of a narrow criticism of capitalism and the modern state, anarcho-primitivism offers a… Expand
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