ANDERSON, Benedict. "Anarchism and Anti-Colonialism"

Politics. AnticolonialismANDERSON, Benedict

A lecture on anarchism and it’s relationship to anti-colonial struggles, given by professor Benedict Anderson of Cornell University. Recorded at the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Credits: Produced for CKUT radio in Montreal by Aaron Lakoff (

Notes: This talk, entitles "Anarchism and Anti-Colonialism" was given by Benedict Anderson, a professor at Cornell University and the author of the book "Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism".

In this talk, Anderson looks at anti-colonial struggles in three places, the Phillipines, South Africa, and Cuba, and examines how these movements related and interplayed with the growing anarchist movements of Eastern and Western Europe. Particular attention is paid to "propaganda by the deed", an era of anarchism when numerous assassination attempts of political leaders were carried out by anarchists.

This talk was presented by the Montreal Institute for International Studies at UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal).


Benedict Anderson Length: 00:51:37 128Kbps mp3 (47.26MB) Mono