Synopses & Reviews
An astute observer of the theoretical and practical limitations of the traditional left, Murray Bookchin sought to develop a refreshingly new political framework. Developing from his earlier works on social ecology—which combined ecological principles with the abolition of social hierarchy and economic inequality— Communalism is a fascinating blend of libertarian municipalism with the best of the anarchist and Marxist traditions.
These essays, collected for the first time, represent the final works of Murray Bookchin, co-founder of the Institute for Social Ecology and the author of dozens of articles and books.
Eirik Eiglad is the editor of the journal Communalism.
The main themes of visionary social theorist Murray Bookchin's work collected in one volume.
About the Author
Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology. An active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than forty years, he has written numerous books and articles, including: Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left, Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism, The Spanish Anarchists, The Ecology of Freedom, Urbanization Without Cities, and Re-enchanting Humanity. He lives in Burlington, Vermont. Eirik Eiglad has been involved in radical politics since the early nineties, as a writer, translator, and organizer. He is the editor of the journal Communalism, and is a member of the political organization Demokratisk Alternativ. Eirik Eiglad recently co-founded The Center for Social Ecology in Scandinavia.