Post-Left Anarchy: A Reader

This is a reader for all those who have thought, WTF is Post-Left Anarchy? It collects the classic essays and debates on anarchy as an anti-capitalist practice that is also a rejection of Leftism.

1) Anarchy after Leftism
2) Post-Left Anarchy: Leaving the Left Behind
3) Post-Left Anarchy?
4) Leftism 101
5) Anarchists, Don’t let the Left(overs) Ruin your Appetite
6) The Incredible Lameness of Left-Anarchism
7) Against Organizationalism: Anarchism as both
Theory and Critique of Organization
8) Anarchists in Wonderland: The Topsy-Turvy World
9) On the radical virtues of being left alone;
deconstructing Staudenmaier
10) From Politics to Life: Ridding anarchy of the leftist millstone
11) Against the Corpse Machine: Defining A Post-Leftist
Anarchist Critique of Violence

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Leftism, Rightism, both colonial, Eurocentric constructs!

I've read most of these titles over some years and am glad to see them here. What i miss in all of it is the promotion of consciousness beyond a Eurocentric, colonial stricture. Plus, it seems to me that anarchy is itself merely a metaphor for what pre-state-stuck peoples have long (as in thousands of years) enjoyed.

Myself, i think there are other ways to relate to the excellence of the ideals of anarchy, and the way i have so far articulated this alternative is in the term "bridge-archy"; basically, an approach where ALL IDEALS are encouraged to go through creative, public processings (i.e. via prime time tv anyone? As a sport event?!?), and explored to their diverse "ends"--via fantasy as well as realities, both claimed by idea claimants as well as by detractors.

Imagine game shows oriented to such solutions, instead of spectacular consumer events! Imagine everything we know turned into something truly inspiring! Do we even dare? Must we remain only in the cycle of critique against? Can i articulate myself adequately??

The idea i have for bridge-archy is that it is a method, a method of anarchy, but not chaos, except perhaps in the mutually-aided/controlled situation of radical's radical talk shows or spontaneous theatre presentations. Hmm...?