The ethical absolutism of the anarchist strategy to politics is troublesome to maintain in the context of a social motion. Laurence Davis has taught political idea at Oxford College and College School Dublin, and is the editor (with Peter Stillman) of The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed (Lexington Books, 2005). The origins of government have been rigorously studied, and all metaphysical conceptions as to its divine or social contract” derivation having been laid aside, it seems that it’s among us of a relatively trendy origin, and that its powers have grown precisely in proportion because the division of society into the privileged and unprivileged classes was growing in the midst of ages. By the late sixties, political protest was intertwined with cultural radicalism based mostly on a critique of all authority and all hierarchies of energy.
Barbara Epstein teaches in the History of Consciousness Division … Read More