Topic of the Week – Years ago, Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed (AJODA) used to have a column called “Embarrassments of the anarchist milieu” where they would choose a specific text or event and share the story, perhaps even write a little about why it’s a total embarrassment. The column provided many lighthearted laughs and a ripe source of drama in the days before the anarchist Internet really got a foothold on the topic. This week we’re chatting about your favorite embarrassments to the anarchist space and the larger ideas surrounding it all.
What are your favorite (least favorite) embarrassments to the anarchist movement? What do these embarrassments tell us about anarchism? How do anarchists effectively critique such things, if at all?