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Murray Bookchin

American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher

1921   -   2006

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
occupation: writer, historian, philosopher, university teacher, anarchist, libertarian municipalism, Social ecology, peace activist

Murray Bookchin (January 14, 1921 – July 30, 2006) was an American social theorist, author, orator, historian, and political philosopher. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin formulated and developed the theory of social ecology and urban planning, within anarchist, libertarian socialist, and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books covering topics in politics, philosophy, history, urban affairs, and ecology. Among the most important were Our Synthetic Environment (1962), Post-Scarcity Anarchism (1971), The Ecology of Freedom (1982) and Urbanization Without Cities (1987). In the late-1990s he became disenchanted with the increasingly apolitical lifestylism of the contemporary anarchist movement, stopped referring to himself as an anarchist, and founded his own libertarian socialist ideology called Communalism, which seeks to reconcile Marxist and anarchist thought.Bookchin was a prominent anti-capitalist and advocate of society's decentralisation along ecological and democratic lines. His ideas have influenced social movements since the 1960s, including the New Left, the anti-nuclear movement, the anti-globalization movement, Occupy Wall Street, and more recently, the democratic confederalism of Rojava. He was a central figure in the American green movement and the Burlington Greens.
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Post-Scarcity Anarchism

book by Murray Bookchin

author: Murray Bookchin


Remaking society

author: Murray Bookchin

Philosophy Of Social Ecology

author: Murray Bookchin

Our Synthetic Environment

book by Murray Bookchin

author: Murray Bookchin


The Spanish Anarchists

1976 book by Murray Bookchin

author: Murray Bookchin


The Limits of the City

author: Murray Bookchin

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