New York Review of Books: How My Father’s Ideas Helped the Kurds Create a New Democracy

Debbie Bookchin’s comprehensive overview of the ideas of her father, Murray Bookchin, the way these ideas were seized upon and extended by Abdullah Ocalan, and the resulting efforts to build a nonhierarchical ecological democracy in Rojava. In addition to political philosophy, this piece discusses the way ideas of municipal democracy have become integrated with feminism in the practice of the Kurdish liberation movement, and lays out the political conundrum inherent in the US and EU efforts to keep the radical Kurds as (subordinate) allies and at the same time allow Turkey to try to destroy them.

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