Marxism vs Anarcho-communism

2:30pm Sunday 4 September

About this session

This session will tackle the long-running debate between Marxists and anarchists. Which approach can actually overthrow capitalism and create a classless society? While anarchism, and especially anarcho communism, has a radical gloss, and can understandably attract people who rightly reject the horrors of Stalinism, we will argue that it has no strategy to actually win the class struggle, and boils down to a more radical form of liberalism. A victorious workers’ revolution is the only way to actually smash the state and bring about a classless society, but in practice anarchists have always opposed this strategy.

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