center for stateless society

The Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) is an anarchist think-tank and media center. Its mission is to explain and defend the idea of vibrant social cooperation without aggression, oppression, or centralized authority.

In particular, it seeks to enlarge public understanding and transform public perceptions of anarchism, while reshaping academic and movement debate, through the production and distribution of market anarchist media content, both scholarly and popular, the organization of events, and the development of networks and communities, and to serve, along with the Alliance of the Libertarian Left and the Molinari Institute, as an institutional home for left market anarchists.

intro’d to c4ss via kevin carson – [who writes for them]

adding page day i wanted to put this somewhere:

C4SS (@c4ssdotorg) tweeted at 0:39 PM on Wed, Sep 16, 2020:
The relationship between anarchy and democracy is storied yet contentious. 

This new C4SS Collection brings together 10 anarchist writers to discuss whether anarchists should support or oppose democracy: (

met several yrs back.. 1st time published in book form..

resonating because just had just read david graeber‘s fragments of an anarchist anthropology and just added david on consensus and f & b & dm same law et al

found a link to a post of the symposium essays: – june C4SS Mutual Exchange Symposium: Anarchy and Democracy – by Cory Massimino | @CoryMassimino jun 2017

which had link to kevin’s.. taking notes here: kevin on democracy – titled – On Democracy as a Necessary Anarchist Value – []


did find one a post from suggested pre readings.. by a group of anarchists: against democracy.. and 2 by david for it

and then a post by moxie marlinspike and windy hart (moxie on democracy): An Anarchist Critique of Democracy (2005) -[]

am seeing both as defining democracy diff (perhaps why one is for one against).. but moxie’s does seem to see the poison/cancer w/in many of the pieces of .. the essence of .. ‘democracy‘..

f & b & dm same law et al


mutual exchange symposium



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The Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) is an anarchist think-tank and media center, dedicated to building public awareness of left-wing market anarchism.