This booklet brings together a short conversation on Anarchism and Socialism, Liberty and Equality that appeared in the pages of the anarchist-communist newspaper FREE SOCIETY in early 1902. Ross Winn and A. LeRoy Loubal open with intriguing developments of the ideal of individual liberty, individual economic independence and common, co-operative wealth without voting, elections, the “central hand” of institutional machinery, or political government. In the central essay, the state-socialist and feminist Celia B. Whitehead challenges them for their plans for achieving equality without institutionalized government, asking, “How Will a Free Society Come, and How Will It Operate?” In replies, Winn, Loubal, and the feminist-Anarchist writer Albina L. Washburn each offer a different vision, one rooted in education and voluntary cooperation, one in resistance and decentralization, and one in mutualism and a strategy of counter-economics.
This collection includes two provocative essays by contemporary mutualist writer Kevin Carson. “Who Owns the Benefit? The Free Market as Full Communism,” explores the radical possibilities for market exchange and competition freed from capitalistic privilege and the burdens of artificial … Continue reading
A follow-up to de Cleyre and Rosa Slobodinsky’s classic
The Individualist and the Communist (Market Anarchy Zine Series #2,
), in which de Cleyre looks at the egalitarianism of competition, and the invasiveness and domination involved in Communist attempts to control economic life according to anti-competitive blueprints.
A dialogue between an individualist anarchist and a communist anarchist on freedom, competition, equality, and a world without rulers.