This is a manifesto for a wilder democracy. This is an ethic for free, courageous and anarchic democrats. Courage is necessary because fear is the death of democracy. Fear -fear for personal security, fear of change and loss- leads to fascism and authoritarianism. Anarchy protects us. Anarchy is not a license, anarchy is the shadow and salvation of democracy, the discipline of the free. Wild democracy is nurtured in anarchic spaces. The Western canon taught that true democracy is dangerous, and that the people are a problem to be managed. This book argues that people have not only the right but the ability to rule themselves. The law should not rule them, they should rule the law.
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