Anarchism has a long political tradition yet is still dismissed as simply an endorsement of chaos and lawlessness. Punk has also been dismissed as meaningless and nihilistic. But what does Anarchism really mean and is it compatible with punk?
What does one of the defining songs of the punk era have to do with Thomas Paine and the French Revolution? Read this instalment of Punk Rock Philosophy to find out!
Straight Edge was a radical movement within hardcore punk that advocated for sobriety and clean living. But how many philosophers would have supported the likes of Ian Mackaye if they had been around in the 1980s?
What influence does our physical landscape have on us? According to psychogeography enthusiasts- plenty. And how do our favourite punk bands describe the cities they live in?
What does the concept of selling out mean? And why does anyone care if punk bands achieve mainstream success?
Riot grrrl was a staunch feminist subgenre of punk. But what feminist thinkers were some of the riot grrrl ideas based on?