Why I’m an anarchist

 Sophie Scott-Brown discusses anarchy, democracy and freedom.

Is there any room for leadership in anarchy?

Sophie Scott-Brown is an intellectual historian based at the University of East Anglia with research interests in modern European political thought and the history of education. She is the author of The Histories of Raphael Samuel: A Portrait of a People’s Historian and Colin Ward and the Art of Everyday Anarchy.

00:00 Introduction
00:20 How do you define leadership in your work?
03:45 Could direct democracy ever work on the national level?
10:33 How can we respect democracy in the face of its misuse by certain groups?
15:54 What led you to study anarchism?
20:02 Which historical anarchist thinker would you most like to talk to?



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