Anarchy & culture: the aesthetic politics of modernism by David Weir

By David Weir

A masterful examine of the hidden roots of up to date tradition and may b learn via somebody attracted to how and why our highbrow panorama has replaced really dramatically because the Victorian period.

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Makes it possible for Proudhon's model of the "natural group" to be extended to include larger groupings of society, up to and including the nation itself, so long as the "bottom-up" principle of organization is maintained: "That a nation may manifest itself in its unity, it must be centralized in its religion, centralized in its justice, centralized in its army, centralized in its agriculture, industry, and commerce, centralized in its finances,in a word, centralized in all its functions and faculties; the centralization must work from the bottom to the top, from the circumference to the center; all the functions must be independent and severally self-governing" (Anarchism, 79).

I must emphasize at the outset that my approach to the problems of politics and culture is limited to the rather eccentric confines of anarchist ideology. The reader who wants a broad theoretical explanation of the ways in which politics affects culture had best read some other book besides this one. Fredric Jameson's The Political Unconscious (1981) and the more recent Postmodernism; or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991) are both models of theoretical analysis that manage to maintain a strong historicist perspective on politics and culture within the context of Marxist criticism.

Not at all. Republican politics circa 199496 encouraged a proliferation of power not unlike anarchism, even though Republi- Page 10 can ideology dictated homogeneity of culture and common values. Paradoxically, Mr. Gingrich promoted a totalizing form of American culture even as he sought to break political structures down into ever-smaller units. Today, Republicans and Marxists mirror each other precisely: one has separated politics from ideology; the other has separated ideology from politics.

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