In this episode of Beer & Rage, we discuss how "socialist" states have, and continue to, enable fascist states. From the USSR supporting fascist Germany and Italy, to the China congratulating and doubling down on its ties with Bolsonaro, the so-called "socialist" state has consistently fueled the fires of fascism.
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In this two-part series, we discuss the common misconceptions around anarchy/anarchism. While the public may misconceive anarchism as wanting chaos, many of those who call themselves anarchist would posit that anarchism is order. We would argue that anarchy/anarchism exists outside of this dichotomy, and that order/chaos are merely forms of rulership, not the absence of rulers.
In this episode, I switch to wine and examine some of the cooler anarchist parts of French history. Topics include Ravachol, The Situationists, and Os Cangaceiros...as well as a lashing of philosophers like Sartre and Camus.
In this episode we talk about Bookchin while drinking some beach themed malt beverages. We discuss Bookchin's hat wearing tendencies, and the concept of lifestyle vs social anarchism.