Noam Chomsky and Bob Black offer contrasting forms of anarchism with very different attitudes to democracy. Black’s version may be more coherent as anarchism, but Chomsky’s might have a better chance of altering the trajectory of human social evolution.
A long excerpt from chapter two of Mikhail Bakunin’s ‘God and the State. I like the way Bakunin draws out the authoritarian parallels between experts and clergy.
Open Science advocates want to accelerate scientific discovery, but should we instead emphasise opening up decision-making around the direction of scientific discovery?