Content of The Utopian Vol. 13 - 2014

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  • Cover and Contents Vol 13 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    A Journal of Anarchism & Libertarian Socialism


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  • Who We Are!

    Dec 14, 2014

    To look for Utopia means providing a vision for the future—of a world worth living in, of a life beyond what people settle for as experience clouds their hopes. It means insisting that hope is real, counting on human potential and dreams.


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  • Heroic Ferguson and the Need for Utopia

    Dec 14, 2014

    In the possible new movement that has been growing in recent weeks the call for nonviolence has been paramount. But I think the violence by Ferguson residents, on and after August 9 and on November 24, was heroic, as well as inevitable.


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  • Defend Ukraine! Fight Russian Imperialism!

    Dec 14, 2014

    Events not only demand an unequivocal anarchist political defense of Ukraine's territorial integrity but solidarity with military actions aimed at defeating Putin's adventure. Additionally, the need for anti-authoritarians to get their act together in regards to understanding and intervening in ”imperfect" anti-elite movements with strong nationalist, religious or liberal sentiments was dramatically highlighted by this winter's popular Maidan insurgency.


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  • Four Poems

    Dec 14, 2014

    Poems by Bob McGlynn and Paul Bernstein


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  • Heretical Thoughts or Why I Am an Anarchist

    Dec 14, 2014

    I therefore determined that I ought to present a more positive, and more thorough, explanation of my anarchist views. But that is easier said than done. This is because, at least at the moment, I do not feel very optimistic about either the prospects for an anarchist transformation of society or the current state of the anarchist movement.


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  • Anarchism and the Philosophy of Pragmatism

    Dec 14, 2014

    Unlike Marxism, anarchism does not have an official, orthodox, philosophy. For Marxism, this is “dialectical materialism.” (By now there are so many different interpretations of dialectical materialism--as there are of Marxism--that it may be inappropriate to regard it as one philosophy.) Of course, anarchists, like everyone else, have opinions on the major issues of philosophy: What is reality? What is truth? How do we know anything? What is ethically good?


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  • Review of Ronald Taborís The Tyranny of Theory

    Dec 14, 2014

    Ronald Tabor, a noted anarchist writer and analyst, wrote The Tyranny of Theory, A Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism (2013), to analyze the substance of Marxism in hopes of preventing it from becoming popular again if there is another period of political radicalization in the United States (and abroad, for that matter).


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