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]

Left anarchists 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 social anarchism.[6] More traditional anarchists typically discourage the concept of "left-wing" theories of anarchism on grounds of redundancy and that it lends legitimacy to the notion 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]

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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. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012.
  8. ^ Iain McKay; et al. (21 January 2010). "Section F.7.3 - Can there be a 'right-wing' anarchism?". An Anarchist FAQ. Infoshop.org. Archived from the original on 17 November 2011. 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. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012.
  10. ^ Iain McKay; et al. (21 January 2010). "Section D.6 - Are anarchists against Nationalism?". An Anarchist FAQ. Infoshop.org. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  11. ^ Heider, Ulrike. Anarchism: Left, Right and Green. San Francisco: City Lights Books. 1994.