kevin carson

Review: The Operating System by Eric Laursen

"The Operating System: An Anarchist Analysis of the State" (2021) by Eric Laursen VS "The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Individuals and Networks" (2016) by Kevin Carson

from Center for a Stateless Society

by Kevin Carson

Laursen is wrong, in my opinion, to define statism in entirely qualitative rather than quantitative terms, and to posit such a low threshold of engagement with the state (anything that “occupies cracks and corners within the operating system,” or relies on “infrastructure of roads, airports, housing, postal systems,” etc.) as sufficient for defining it as a component of the state.

​An Interview With Kevin Carson

from C4SS

Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. I & II

Today, as you can see from the title, we bring you the first of two parts of an interview with Kevin Carson, a senior fellow at C4SS who holds the Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory. Recently there has been a translation of both his first book into Spanish, Studies in Mutualist Political Economy (by the Innisfree publishing house), and also a translation of recent work, such as the one done by Confederatio Think Tank of the C4SS study entitled: “Libertarian Municipalism: Networked Cities as Resilient Platforms for Post-Capitalist Transition.”

No Bosses, No Landlords, No Bureaucrats!

From Enragés via C4SS

We're excited to share this pilot episode of our new show with Joel Williamson, The Enragés. Joining Mutual Exchange Radio on the C4SS podcast roster this year, The Enragés will take a deep dive into the recent works of C4SS writers and scholars on the site.

Book Review: Great Anarchists

from Center for a Stateless Society

Book Review: Ruth Kinna and Clifford Harper. Great Anarchists (London: Dog Section Press, 2020)

by Kevin Carson

Written by anarchist scholar Ruth Kinna professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University and editor of Anarchist Studies and illustrated by Ralph Harper (most famous for the illustrations in Radical Technology, this book is a collection of essays on ten anarchists that were originally published as stand-alone pamphlets.

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