Liberty: Bakunin and the Invisible Committee



Liberty is therefore not a feature of isolation but interaction, not of exclusion but rather of connection…I can only call myself free and feel free in the presence of other men…I am myself human and free only to the extent that I acknowledge the humanity and liberty of all my fellows (A. Lehning, ed. Mikhail Bakunin: Selected Writings, 1973).

The Invisible Committee:

The West everywhere rolls out its favorite Trojan horse: the exasperating antimony between the self and the world, the individual and the group, between attachment and freedom. Freedom isn’t the act of shedding our attachments, but the practical capacity to work on them, to move around in their space, to form or dissolve them (The Coming Insurrection, First Circle).


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