• A Living Revolution : Anarchism and the Kibbutz Movement - James Horrox

In this fascinating study of the kibbutz movement, James Horrox shows how the communards of the early kibbutzim in Palestine, contrary to the mainstream mythology of right-wing Zionists, were not intent on colonizing the land, but rather on building a left libertarian society, a "commune of communes" based on workers' self-management, direct democracy, gender equality, and Jewish-Arab cooperation. Influenced by the writings of anarchists like Peter Kropotkin and Gustav Landauer, these early kibbutzniks saw their intentional communities as the seeds of a stateless socialism which would eventually liberate all of humankind. Though later on the kibbutzim would largely become pawns of imperialist politicians, the socio-economic example provided by these cooperative experiments remain an inspiration for activists interested in participatory economics, communal living, and workplace democracy. In addition to providing a detailed history of the early kibbutz movement, Horrox also explores present-day Israeli anarchism and the rebirth of communal experiments in Israel.

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A Living Revolution : Anarchism and the Kibbutz Movement - James Horrox

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