Date(s) - Monday, 28th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Anarchism routinely gets a bad press. It’s usually seen as meaning chaos and disorder or even nothing at all. And yet, from Occupy Wall Street to Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky to David Graeber, this philosophical and political movement is as relevant as ever. Different strands of anarchism, from individualism to collectivism, follow certain structures and a shared sense of purpose: a belief in freedom and working towards collective good without the interference of the state. In this talk, political theorist Ruth Kinna traces the tumultuous history of anarchism, starting with thinkers and activists such as Peter Kropotkin and Emma Goldman and through key events like the Paris Commune and the Haymarket affair. Ruth reveals what makes a supposedly chaotic movement particularly adaptable and effective over centuries – and what we can learn from it.
Ruth Kinna teaches at the University of Loughborough and has written many books on anarchism.
Tickets: £4.00 (£2.00 students) including refreshments.
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