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The Anarchist Turn by [Blumenfeld, Jacob, Bottici, Chiara, Critchley, Simon]
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The Anarchist Turn is an important signpost on our new political and ethical terrain. It affirms anarchism as the unmistakable horizon of our present condition.

About the Author

Jacob Blumenfeld is a researcher in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He has taught at various schools in the City University of New York.

Chiara Bottici teaches Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. Her recent publications include A Philosophy of Political Myth (2010) and Men and States (2009). She is editor of The Politics of Imagination (2011) and co-author of Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory, and Identity (2012) and The Myth of the Clash between Civilizations (2010).

Simon Critchley teaches Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He is the author of many books including The Faith of the Faithless (2012), Impossible Objects (2011), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2008) and Infinitely Demanding (2007).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4389 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (6 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BSV2PJE
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b72b594) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b46c27c) out of 5 stars A decent collection, spoiled by opportunism 18 April 2013
By Aragorn Eloff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are some great pieces in here, including those by Toscano, Butler and the infamous 'accused of Tarnac', but the collection is irremediably tainted by the scandal surrounding its publication. My initial excitement at the release of The Anarchist Turn quickly gave way to disappointment and disgust when I learned that 'lead editor' Simon Critchley had blatantly exploited the hard work of the original editor and then completely removed any mention of him from the final publication. Given the subject matter the volume explores - the anarchist ethos, political friendship and so on - one cannot help but be struck by the sad irony of all this.

The full story is detailed at: [...]

My advice: don't buy this book until such time as appropriate amends are made.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b46cf18) out of 5 stars Spoiled before the printers 30 April 2013
By critiquedupave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
How utterly hypocritical and ironic that this book was organized by someone who was removed at the very last stage from the process by people like Simon Critchley (who already does a disservice to anarchism). Completely spoils the book, and spoils the anarchism it proposes.

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HASH(0x9b15f270) out of 5 stars An enjoyable collection which evidences the growing strength of anarchist thought 29 April 2013
By Joanne Leroy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this volume thought-provoking and enjoyable. Most of the chapters are both clear and truly creative - a welcome departure from the sloganism and infighting characteristic of the anarchist scene in the past decades. I particularly liked Todd May's contribution. To all you unreformed capitalists out there, this book's well worth the coin.
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