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Anarchism and Other Essays: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For

Anarchism and Other Essays: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays (Third revised edition, New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1917) Ever reviled, accursed, ne'er understood, Thou art the grisly terror of our age. "Wreck of all order," cry the multitude, "Art thou, and war and murder's endless rage." O, let them cry. To them that ne'er have striven The truth that lies behind a word to find, To them the word's right meaning was not given. They shall continue blind among the blind. THE history of human growth and development is at the same time the history of the terrible struggle of every new idea heralding the approach of a brighter dawn. Anarchism could not hope to escape the fate of all other ideas of innovation. To deal even remotely with all that is being said and done against Anarchism would necessitate the writing of a whole volume. The strange phenomenon of the opposition to Anarchism is that it brings to light the relation between so-called intelligence and ignorance.

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Anarchist Theory FAQ What is anarchism? What beliefs do anarchists share? Anarchism is defined by The American Heritage College Dictionary as "The theory or doctrine that all forms of government are unnecessary, oppressive, and undesirable and should be abolished." Anarchism is a negative; it holds that one thing, namely government, is bad and should be abolished. Aside from this defining tenet, it would be difficult to list any belief that all anarchists hold. As might be expected, different groups of anarchists are constantly trying to define anarchists with different views out of existence, just as many Christians say that their sect is the only "true" Christianity and many socialists say that their socialism is the only "true" socialism. Why should one consider anarchism in the first place? Unlike many observers of history, anarchists see a common thread behind most of mankind's problems: the state. Don't anarchists favor chaos? By definition, anarchists oppose merely government, not order or society.

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Arguments For And Against by Albert Meltzer Table of Contents Introduction Inalienable Tenets of Anarchism The Class Struggle Organisation and Anarchism The Role of an Anarchist in an Authoritarian Society Bringing About the New Society The Marxist Criticism of Anarchism The Social-Democratic Critique of Anarchism The Liberal-Democratic Objection to Anarchism The Fascist Objection to Anarchism The Average Person's Objection to Anarchism Introduction The Historical Background to Anarchism It is not without interest that what might be called the anarchist approach goes back into antiquity; nor that there is an anarchism of sorts in the peasant movements that struggled against State oppression over the centuries. In particular, we may cite three philosophical precursors of Anarchism, Godwin, Proudhon, and perhaps Hegel. Godwin is the father of the Stateless Society movement, which diverged into three lines. The third school of descent from Godwin is simple liberalism, or conservative individualism. The Class Struggle

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Socialist Party of Canada - What Socialism Means Socialism Has Never Been Tried When It Is Tried It Must Be Established Globally World Socialism Can Only Be Brought About Democratically We begin with these three points because they are vital to any kind of an understanding of what we mean by socialism. We reject the idea that socialism has been tried in countries sometimes referred to as socialist. We reject the idea of socialism in one country. We reject the idea that people can be led into socialism. So what does Socialism mean then? That's a straight question, so here's a straight answer. Socialism means a global system of social organization based on: Common Ownership: All the productive wealth of the world will belong to all the people of the world. Democratic Control By All: Who will run socialist society? Production For Use: Instead of producing goods and services for sale and profit, the sole reason for production will be to satisfy needs and desires. It's a great idea, but . . . . . . Next: Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know This classic statement of anarchism was written by a diverse group of anarchists in Cardiff around 1980 and it is an interesting historical record of the optimism of mainstream anarchist thought at that time. There is probably more rubbish talked about anarchism than any other political idea. Actually, it has nothing to do with a belief in chaos, death and destruction. It is no accident that the sinister image of the mad anarchist is so accepted. The alleged necessity of authority is so firmly planted in the average mind that anarchy, which means simply 'no government' is almost unthinkable to most people. Yet there are a limitless range of possible societies without the State. Various sorts of anarchists have differing ideas on exactly how society ought to be organised. Another common misunderstanding from those who know slightly more about it, is that anarchism is a nice daydream, a beautiful but impractical idea. Even the 'good' things that the State does are actually harmful.

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