By Bob Black
“Post-left” anarchism is an eclectic trend in contemporary anarchism which emerged in the 1970’s and, most sharply, in the 1980’s. The phrase first appeared in Bob Black, “Anarchy after Leftism” (1997). It has received wide discussion in the anarchist press, including several symposia in Anarchy: A Journal of Desire. This essay is a historical and, in part, autobiographical discussion of post-left anarchism.