Anarchism/Anti-State

George Woodcock: The Ghost Writer of Anarchism

By Süreyyya Evren

In ordinary language, a ghostwriter stands behind or writes on behalf of a named author. In dubbing George Woodcock the ghostwriter of anarchism we instead want to suggest that Woodcock identified anarchism’s ‘essence’ or, as Stirner has it, ‘the spirit that walks in everything.”  Aft er considering the evolution of Anarchism in the context of Woodcock’s political activism we discuss Woodcock’s contribution to the construction of the anarchist canon and his treatment of anarchism’s ‘essence’.

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