William Schnack’s “The Evolution of Consent” is now available.
Economic issues and ideologies are becoming just as divisive in mainstream society as cultural, racial, and social issues, a sign of widening class divisions and economic decline. Therefore, it is more important than ever that perspectives which reject and debunk the standard “big business vs big government” narrative that is implicitly accepted by the entirety of mainstream opinion, from far Left to far Right, be given an audience. Much of the anarchist milieu has implicitly adopted a Marxist view of economics until very recently. While anarcho-capitalism is beginning to eclipse social anarchism among North American anarchists, it would be just as much of a mistake for anarchists to fall back on conventionally conservative economic perspectives.
“This little book of essays isn’t partitioned, but it perhaps has two inseparable aspects: one which is more metaphysical, in which I focus on topics of a more spiritual nature, like cosmology, theology, ontology, and epistemology; and the other more physical, in which I consider themes of a slightly more material nature, such as sociology and political economy. As I hope to make clearer throughout the book, in essays such as “Class Antagonism and its Metaphysical Implications,” these two aspects, though admittedly different, are not disconnected. Rather, they are quite interrelated.
The Evolution of Consent will decidedly espouse and promote a doctrine of spiritual pantheism and political panarchism, more specifically dualist pantheism and geo-mutualist panarchism. This book will clarify the meaning and intentions of these worldviews, and unite them and solidify their co-dependence. They are treated both separately and together.”