Feral Faun

The Anarchist Subculture

A Critique

It is easy to claim that there is no anarchist movement in North America. This claim frees one from having to examine the nature of that movement and what one's role is in it. But a network of publications, bookstores, anarchist households, squats and correspondence connecting those with antistatist perspectives most certainly does exist. It has crystallized into a subculture with its mores, rituals and symbols of 'rebellion.' But can a subculture create free individuals capable of making the lives they desire? The anarchist subculture certainly hasn't. I hope to explore why in this article.