Bakunin vs. the Primitivists

Bakunin vs. the Primitivists by Brian Oliver SheppardAuthor: Brian Oliver Sheppard  |  PDF file size: 276 KB

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The pamphlet is a critique of so-called “primitivism,” an anti-technological current mainly based in Western countries. It has a degree of influence amongst a sector of anarchists, but the author is incorrect to use the term “anarcho-primitivist,” as this suggests “primitivism” is a form of anarchism. It is not. As the author himself notes, Bakunin’s ideas are the key reference point for anarchism, and radically at odds with “primitivism”