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 Anarchism: What it Really Stands For.
Anarchism urges man to think, to investigate, to analyze every proposition; but that the brain capacity of the average reader be not taxed too much, I also shall begin with a definition, and then elaborate on the latter.
Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void since they can be fulfilled only through man's subordination.
Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.
flag.blackened.net /daver/anarchism/emma/emma1.html   (4627 words)

 Wikinfo | Anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of the state.
Anarchism has a broader series of definitions of the state, ranging from the bourgeois state formation of army, bureaucracy, and representative parliament, to an idea of the state as a monopoly of violence.
Anarchism had a large influence on French Symbolism of the late 19th century, such as that of Mallarme, who was quoting as saying "La vraie bombe c'est le livre" (the true bomb is the book) and infiltrated the cafes and cabarets of turn of the century Paris (see the Drunken Boat #2).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Anarchism   (9660 words)

 An introduction to the history and ideas of anarchism
Anarchism arose out of the 1st international as a movement that said socialism cannot be created for people it must be created by them.
One consequence of the historical weakness of anarchism in the English speaking world and of the collapse of this weak influence in the post WWI period is that on re-emergance the label was used by all sorts of people well outside the anarchist tradition.
Anarchism is a developing set of ideas not one carved in stone by a line of dead figure heads.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/talks/anarchism2.html   (4146 words)

 Individualist Anarchism vs. Libertarianism and Anarchocommunism
Communist anarchism contains the notion of economic coercion; that is, even if a worker consents to a certain wage, consents to have a portion of his labor stolen by the capitalist, the consent doesn't count because it was obtained through duress.
Anarchism, in general, has received bad PR with regard to violence and the bomb-throwing demented anarchist is as much a cultural caricature as the dumb blonde.
Because anarchism is more than just commitment to non-aggression; it is the principled rejection of the State and, for almost the first time in libertarian history, it is necessary to explain why libertarians should reject the State rather than swell its ranks.
www.dis.org /daver/anarchism/mcelroy1.html   (4893 words)

 sociology - Anarchism
Anarchism is a term which encompasses a variety of political philosophies, social movements, and political ideologies that advocate the abolition of all forms of imposed or involuntary authority including social hierarchy and coercive power.
Individual freedom and opposition to the state are the unvarying principles of anarchism; less agreed upon are such matters as the role of violence in changing society, the preferred type of economic system, hierarchy and social status, the interpretation of egalitarian ideals, and the degree of organization, manner of incentive and the division of labour.
Insurrectionary anarchism is not an ideological solution to all social problems, a commodity on the capitalist market of ideologies and opinions, but an on-going praxis aimed at putting an end to the domination of the state and the continuance of capitalism, which requires analysis and discussion to advance.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Anarchism   (7178 words)

Anarchism is the political belief that society should have no government, laws, police, or other authority, but should be a free association of all its members.
Socialism is the preparation for that higher Anarchism; painfully, laboriously we mean to destroy false ideas of property and self, eliminate unjust laws and poisonous and hateful suggestions and prejudices, create a system of social right-dealing and a tradition of right-feeling and action.
The danger of anarchism, one might argue, is that it has become such a revolutionary weapon that it may never know what to do with the golden age when it has it, and may exhaust itself in a perpetual series of counter-revolutions.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAanarchist.htm   (2704 words)

 Dimensions of Chinese Anarchism: An Interview with Arif Dirlik
I came to study Chinese anarchism by tracing the origins of this notion of social revolution, and I believe that Chinese anarchism was a radical, new idea.
Feminism and anarchism have had a difficult and complicated relationship in Europe and America, yet feminism was apparently integral to Chinese anarchism and not even a contentious issue within the anarchist movement.
Also, to the extent that anarchism is laden with such valuable insights, obviously it is important to revive it and bring it to the forefront of discussions.
anarchism.ws /china/dirlinkinterview.html   (2922 words)

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For anarchism favoring capitalist economic relations see [[anarcho-capitalism]].'''''Anarchism''' is a generic term describing various [[political philosophypolitical philosophies]] and [[social movement]]s that advocate the elimination of all forms of [[social hierarchy]].
Anarchism began to resurface in the 1880's and 1890's, and was a particular influence upon the ''Bourses de Travails'' of autonomous workers groups and trade unions.
Anarchism has never since come so close to realising the dream of libertarian communism as in that ''short summer of anarchy''.==Contemporary anarchism=====Punk rock===A surge of popular interest in anarchism occurred during the [[1960s]] and [[1970s]].
www.cs.uni.edu /~okane/source/ISR/sss   (12857 words)

 Jesus Radicals
To be sure, the system does not abolish the traditional class struggle, but manages to contain it, using its immense technological resources to assimilate the most strategic sections of the working class.
The point is the traditional class struggle ceases to have revolutionary implications; it reveals itself as the physiology of the prevailing society, not as the labor pains of birth.
The process of decomposition embraces not only the traditional class structure but also the patriarchal family, authoritarian modes of upbringing, the influence of religion, the institutions of the state, and the mores built around toil, renunciation, guilt and repressed sexuality.
anarchism.jesusradicals.com /library/bookchin/listenmarxist.html   (4024 words)

 What is anarchism?
Anarchism is a political theory which aims to create anarchy, "the absence of a master, of a sovereign." [P-J Proudhon, What is Property, p.
As such anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control - be that control by the state or a capitalist - as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary.
However, "anarchism" and "anarchy" are undoubtedly the most misrepresented ideas in political theory.
www.meta-religion.com /Extremism/Anarchy/what_is_anarchism.htm   (468 words)

 Notes on Anarchism
Rudolf Rocker describes modern anarchism as "the confluence of the two great currents which during and since the French revolution have found such characteristic expression in the intellectual life of Europe: Socialism and Liberalism." The classical liberal ideals, he argues, were wrecked on the realities of capitalist economic forms.
Anarchism is necessarily anticapitalist in that it "opposes the exploitation of man by man." But anarchism also opposes "the dominion of man over man." It insists that "socialism will be free or it will not be at all.
From this point of view, anarchism may be regarded as the libertarian wing of socialism.
www.zmag.org /chomsky/other/notes-on-anarchism.html   (4275 words)

 identity theory | "anarchism: what it really stands for" - from anarchism and other essays by emma goldman
Therefore Anarchism represents to the unthinking what the proverbial bad man does to the child, — a fl monster bent on swallowing everything; in short, destruction and violence.
ANARCHISM: — The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary.
The individual is the heart of society, conserving the essence of social life; society is the lungs which are distributing the element to keep the life essence — that is, the individual — pure and strong.
www.identitytheory.com /etexts/goldmananarchism2.html   (4719 words)

 Anarchism in the English tradition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It varies from the gradualist support for the English republic of Charles Bradlaugh to the revolutionary republicanism of Algernon Charles Swinburne, to the anarcho-socialism of William Morris and Oscar Wilde to the full anarchism of Peter Kropotkin and his symparthizers, such as Edith Nesbit Bland.
English colonies in the Central and Southern areas of English settlement were founded to produce profit for their owners and the English monarchy.
Australian anarchism has a much greater association with the development of the Australian labour movement through individuals such as Chummy Fleming, particularly in the early militant days of labourism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anarchism_in_the_English_tradition   (1474 words)

The motive of the English masters is to increase their private fortunes out of proletariat labor.
By 1986 the NF claimed to have finally purged its ranks of Tories and reactionaries and, much to the chagrin of the traditional Left, was soon forging alliances with Black separatist organizations like Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and commending the third way stance of Khomeini’s Iran.
Indeed, whilst the works of Belloc and Chesterton were used to provide the NF with a unique economic platform, the organization was also advocating Popular Rule, an interesting socio-political theory in which the structure of British society would become so decentralized that it would come to resemble that of Colonel Qathafi’s Libya.
www.anarchism.net /anarchisms_nationalanarchism.htm   (2413 words)

 Anarchism - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Proponents of anarchism argue that relations based upon voluntary cooperation and mutual aid will lead to a society characterized by the ability of each actor to have a say in outcomes proportionate to the degree they are affected by them, a society consisting of free individuals.
The terms "anarchy" and "anarchism" are derived from the Greek αναρχία ("without archons (rulers)").
Gerrard Winstanley of the Diggers, who published a pamphlet calling for communal ownership and social and economic organization in small agrarian communities in the 17th century, is considered another of the forerunners of modern anarchism.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=12   (7442 words)

 Anarchism in America (1983)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This documentary focuses on the state of anarchism in America during the early 1980s, with brief looks at the history of anarchist movements.
The narration and several of the interviewees imply that anarchism is deeply rooted in American character and tradition, more so than other countries.
Given the hostile split in anarchism between "right" (free-market) and "left" (socialist) anarchists, each claiming that the other faction doesn't deserve to be called "anarchist," it is gratifying to see this documentary treating both philosophies as equally valid, and indeed not so far off from each other.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0186820   (457 words)

 Anarchism and Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They are also central to anarchism, in both its political and cultural manifestations.
This paper will explore the anarchist practice of defamiliarization, a technique that seeks to make the familiar unfamiliar, to subvert ordinary perception, and disrupt the banality of everyday life.
There is a general misconception that the American anarchist tradition is primarily individualist in nature.
www.uiowa.edu /~mmla/abstracts2004/anarchism.htm   (269 words)

 Luminist Archives: Emma Goldman: Anarchism - What It Really Stands For   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
THOMAS JE From Anarchism and Other Essays, Second Revised Edition,
As to methods: Anarchism is not, as some may suppose, a theory of the future to be realized through divine inspiration.
A pamphlet copy of this essay is available from the Luminist Bookstore.
www.luminist.org /archives/emma_anarchism.htm   (4738 words)

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