Horizontalism vs verticalism

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Political organisation.

On the left, how do you go about organising. Very broadly speaking - horizontalism being a more distributed anarchist approach, verticalism being a more communist approach with a strong organising party.

Inventing the Future talks about this a lot. Kevin Carson gives a lengthy critique of some of their critique of horizontalism or 'folk politics'.

In order to make a revolution, large-scale, coordinated movements are necessary, and their formation is in no way counter to Anarchism. What Anarchists are opposed to is hierarchical, power-tripping leadership which suppresses the creative urge of the bulk of those involved, and forces an agenda down their throats.

Anarchist vs. Marxist-Leninist Thought on the Organization of Society

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