Critique of “Insurrectionism”

A kind of politics often called “insurrectionism” or “insurrectionary anarchism” has gained influence among some radicals in recent years.  A useful critique of a book from France that advocates these politics, The Coming Insurrection, has been written by Chris Spannos. His critique is online here and is well worth reading.  The recent actions of some self-styled insurrectionists in New York City give a sense of what this kind of politics can lead to, so this response is worth a look.