File spoon-archives/postanarchism.archive/postanarchism_2003/postanarchism.0307, message 30


Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 17:38:35 EDT
Subject: Re: [postanarchism] Lewis Call: "Postmodern Anarchism"



   actually, having read a good bit of it, i'm not all that impressed by the 
book.  unlike the more systematic work by newman and may, _Postmodern 
Anarchism_ seemed to me like a hodgepodge of ideas that hadn't been very well thought 
through with some scraps of traditional anarchism.  the will to misread seemed 
incredible at times -- i remember at one point he tries aligning bookchin 
with baudrillard.  at that point, cognitive dissonance makes my head hurt.

   looking back over my notes, i see that i seem to have thrown the book down 
in disgust after reading the sentence: "On a more theoretical level, we must 
acknowledge the possibility that binary logic itself may be deeply implicated 
in statism." you know the one about how there are two kinds of people in the 
world: the kind who divide everything into two kinds, and . . .


       --jesse.


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