Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement

This week, I started reading A Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement and it’s been pretty interesting so far. The author, James Horrox, refutes the idea that the kibbutz movement grew out of a need without the influence of any political ideology, pointing to clear primary sources that anarchism played a very leading role.

Horrox argues that the participants lived anarchism even when they didn’t specifically espouse it. It’s an interesting complex setting, of course, because it takes place in what is now Israel and Horrox explains the interlocking relationship between kibbutzim and Zionism, which are sometimes contradictory and other times complimentary.


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