What is the relevance of anarchism for politics today? While many have dismissed anarchism, its critique of authority and its insistence on equality and liberty places it at the forefront of contemporary radical politics. With the unprecedented expansion of state power in the name of security, the ongoing global financial crisis, and the decline of Marxist and social democratic projects, it is time to reconsider anarchism as a form of politics.
Saul Newman will give a public lecture on Post Anarchism, an anarchist-inspired political theory he has developed to explain contemporary forms of resistance to neolibralism. This lecture will address the distinction between the revolutionary anarchism of the 19th and 20th centuries and contemporary post anarchist modes of insurrectionary politics. Author Federico Campagna will respond to ideas raised by the lecture, followed by a Q&A.
Saul Newman is a Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths and has written widely on the theoretical underpinnings of new forms of radical political activism. His new book, Post Anarchism, was published by Polity Press in 2015.