Similarities and Differences Between
the Two Concepts of Community


  1. Both the Cooperative Commonwealth Community concept and Chris Hedges' concept of community recognize that trying to reform the totally failed capitalist system is a waste of time.

  2. Whereas Hedges sees the model for survival communities in the Medieval Roman Catholic monasteries, we take as our model the communities of the Pythagoreans and the Platonists in Classical Greece.
  1. Both concepts advocate general non-violent means of responding to capitalist anarchy, but agree that there are times "when human beings are forced to respond to mounting repression with violence."

  2. Concepts of community enclaves: