Statism

(2023)

 


The roots and features of a dying ideology


 

Contents

 

PRESENTATION
The supposed problems
The real problems
From problems to solutions

1. GLOBALISM / ANTIGLOBALISM
Globalization: a new fad
The decline of globalism
The end of globalism: the long escape from freedom and dignity
The resumption of globalism: the slow recovery of freedom and dignity
Anti-globalization: a new fad
Anti-globalization: attitudes and arguments
Anti-globalization: villains and slogans
The myths of the movement
The mystifications of the movement
The omissions of the movement
The good points of the movement
The bad remedies of the movement
The presumed lineages of the movement
The real lineages of the movement
Feelings, Figures, Facts of the movement
Beyond globalism and antiglobalism
References

2. CAPITALISM / ANTICAPITALISM
From capital-capitalist to capitalism
Capitalism: features
Anti-capitalism as post-capitalism
Anti-capitalism as neo-mercantilism
The transformation of capitalism
The decline of capitalism
The overcoming of capitalism
Beyond capitalism and anti-capitalism
References

3. LIBERALISM / ANTILIBERALISM
The antecedents of the idea
The formulation of the idea
The actuation of the idea
The practical limitations of the idea
The missed development of the idea
The actual diversion of the idea
The regrettable deviation of the idea
The total breakdown of the idea
The attempted rescue of the idea
Beyond liberalism and antiliberalism
References

4. SOCIALISM / ANTISOCIALISM
Presentation
The theoretical and practical foundations
The theoretical and practical illusions
The theoretical and practical revisions
The French Pillars
The German Experience
The Russian Example
The Italian Recipe
The English Path
The American Exception
Some considerations on the socialist and antisocialist experiences
Socialism and antisocialism during the war years
Socialism and antisocialism after the war years
Socialism and antisocialism towards the end of the 20th and at the dawn of the 21st century
Beyond socialism and antisocialism
References

5. ANARCHISM / ANTIANARCHISM
The origin of the idea
The core of the vision
The manipulation of the term
The hammering of the protagonists
The trashing of the conception
The exhaustion of the message
The erasure from history
The impossible task of anarchism
The necessary renewal of anarchism
The everlasting value of anarchism
The various positions of anarchism
Beyond anarchism and antianarchism
References

6. TERRORISM / ANTITERRORISM
The ruler and the ruled
The resolute ruler: the need for a villain
The reluctant ruled: the alien as villain
The function of the villain
The fight against the villain
Villains: the old targets
Villains: the new targets
Intolerance (terrifying intolerance)
Violence (terrifying violence)
The function of terrorism
The state agenda
The state methods
From terrorized to terrorizers
The war to promote war
The peace to promote peace
Postscript (February 2023)
References

7. CHURCHISM / STATISM
Presentation
The beginnings of Churchism
The rise of Churchism
The predominance of Churchism
The beginnings of Statism
The rise of Statism
The predominance of Statism
The pillars and poisons of Churchism
The pillars and poisons of Statism
Beyond Churchism and Statism
References

SUMMING UP
Introduction
Misleading polarities
Oppressive alternatives
Statism
Past disasters and present perils
The backward road: super statism
The way ahead: beyond statism & super statism
The open societies/communities
The networked societies/communities
The world societies/communities
Conclusion
References

 


 

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