The playful anarchist



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Martin, B. (2017). The playful anarchist. Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, (71/72), 41-44.

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I present a few possible principles for playful anarchism. Young children can have fun, especially together, with few or no props. Professional music-making is a different story. Because it is paid work, sometimes playing becomes a chore. [...]it is wise not to take play too seriously. For a playful anarchist, seeking to promote cooperative and participative play that enhances human capacities, it might be okay to behave less than ideally some of the time - to cheer for a favorite sporting team or to play the board game Monopoly or the video game Grand Theft Auto - and not feel guilty.

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