NEWMAN, Saul. "Anarchism and the politics of ressentiment"

NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm (1844-1900)NEWMAN, SaulPhilosophy. Anarchist theoriesFOUCAULT, Michel

This essay critiques classical anarchism using Nietzsche’s concept of ‘ressentiment’ and Michel Foucault’s ideas on power. While Newman caricatures ’classical anarchism’ in his haste to define his own ‘post-anarchism’, and tends to favour individual identity over collective revolutionary action, he does make important points about the need for anarchism to be more than just a reaction to the state, and the fact that “we come from the same world as power, not from a ’natural’ world removed from it”.