Left anarchism

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The terms left anarchism and left-wing anarchism distinguish collectivist anarchism from laissez-faire anarchism and right-libertarian philosophies.[1][2] They refer to philosophies which posit a future society in which private property is replaced by reciprocity and non-hierarchical society.[3][4] The term left anarchism is sometimes used synonymously with libertarian socialism,[5] left-libertarianism, or socialist anarchism.[6] More traditional anarchists typically discourage the concept of "left-wing" theories of anarchism on grounds of redundancy, that it lends legitimacy to the notion, in their view the misconception, that anarchism is compatible with capitalism[7][8] or nationalism.[9][10]

Ulrike Heider, a syndicalist, categorized anarchism into left anarchism, right anarchism (anarcho-capitalism), and green anarchism.[11][page needed] Her work has been strongly criticised by anarchist academics including Bryan Caplan and Murray Bookchin for the allegedly poor quality of its research and presentation.[12][13]

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  1. ^ Paul, Ellen Frankel. Miller, Fred Dycus. Paul, Jeffrey. 1993. (no title listed) Cambridge University Press. p. 115
  2. ^ Chomsky, Noam. 2003. Chomsky on Democracy & Education. Routledge. p. 398
    Chomsky, Noam. Language and Politics. AK Press. p. 153
  3. ^ Peacock, Adrian. 1999. Two Hundred Pharaohs, Five Billion Slaves. Ellipsis London
  4. ^ Goodwin, Barbara. 2007. Using Political Ideas. John Wiley & Sons
  5. ^ Brooks, Thom. (2002) Book Reviews. Journal of Applied Philosophy 19 (1) , 75–90 doi:10.1111/1468-5930.00206
  6. ^ Thagard, Paul. 2002. Coherence in Thought and Action. MIT Press. p. 153
  7. ^ McKay, Iain (2007). "Section F.7.3 - Can there be a 'right-wing' anarchism?". An Anarchist FAQ, Volume I. AK Press. ISBN 978-1-902593-90-6. 
  8. ^ Iain McKay; et al. (21 January 2010). "Section F.7.3 - Can there be a 'right-wing' anarchism?". An Anarchist FAQ. Infoshop.org. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  9. ^ McKay, Iain (2007). "Section D.6 - Are anarchists against Nationalism?". An Anarchist FAQ, Volume I. AK Press. ISBN 978-1-902593-90-6. 
  10. ^ Iain McKay; et al. (21 January 2010). "Section D.6 - Are anarchists against Nationalism?". An Anarchist FAQ. Infoshop.org. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Heider, Ulrike. Anarchism: Left, Right and Green San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1994.
  12. ^ Caplan, Bryan. "Factual Errors in Marshall and Heider". Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  13. ^ Bookchin, Murray (Winter 1994). "A Meditation on Anarchist Ethics". The Raven: Anarchist Quarterly, 7 (4): 328–46. Retrieved 2008-03-08.