“An Anarchist FAQ” is a FAQ written by an international work group of social anarchists connected through the internet. It documents anarchist theory and ideas. Anarchist FAQ (Jun 22, ); A Why is anarchism also called libertarian socialism? A Is it possible to be an anarchist without opposing hierarchy?. 29 Dec Welcome to our FAQ on anarchism. This FAQ was written by anarchists across the world in an attempt to present anarchist ideas and theory to.

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We have seen that anarchists abhor authoritarianism.

Anarchist FAQ

Anarchist viewpoints on ethics vary considerably, although all share a common belief in the need for an individual anarchidt develop within themselves their own sense of ethics. Thus, for anarchists, anarchism comes from the natural resistance of subordinated anarchist faq anarcjist to act as free individuals within a hierarchical anarchist faq. As mentioned in above A. Only in freedom can man [sic! However, it is evident that under capitalism voluntarism is not enough in itself to maximise liberty.

According to archaeologists anarchist faq anthropologists, this kind of society anarchist faq only existed for about 5, years, having appeared with the first primitive states based on conquest and slavery, in which the labour of slaves created a surplus which supported a ruling class.

In the words of Alexander Berkman:.

Then again, that would give them too much credit. Such an environment must be decentralised and based on the direct management of work by those who do it. We should point out anarchist faq that anarchist faq anarchist society does not imply some sort of idyllic state of harmony within which everyone agrees.


By so doing we ensure that the FAQ remains a free product, available for use by all. History, Theory anarchist faq Practicepp. In other words, anarchy needs anarchists in order anarchist faq be created and survive. Why do anarchists emphasise liberty? Indeed, the struggle lasts forever!

Direct action against the authority in the shop, direct action against the authority of the law, direct action against the invasive, meddlesome authority of our moral anarchist faq, is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism. Thus anarchist faq consistent anarchist must oppose hierarchy in all its forms, including the capitalist firm.

We think that we have produced a useful on-line resource for anarchists and other anti-capitalists to use. The key difference between a statist or hierarchical system and an anarchist community is who wields power. Liberty, by its very nature, cannot be given.

Only by doing this can we create anarchist faq society fit for human beings to live in. More importantly, such organisations destroy individual initiative and crush independent action and critical thinking.

Unless a process of self-emancipation occurs, a free society is impossible.

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Therefore, anarchist organisation is based on direct democracy or self-management and federalism or confederation. In this way, the organisation remains in the hands of the union of individuals who created anarchist faq.


It would therefore be more nearly correct to say that anarcbist aims at the development of social habits and the weakening of the narrowly personal habits. Anarchist faq, anarchists also reject capitalism for being authoritarian as well as exploitative. And, just to state the obvious, anarchy does not mean chaos nor do anarchists seek to create chaos or disorder. A lot like the brain of an anarchist.

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The FAQ also explains disputes within anarchist thoughtsuch as where and why social anarchists and individualist anarchists disagree. Therefore, anarchism bases itself upon the power of ideas and the ability of people to act and transform their anarchist faq based on what they consider to be right. It is an excuse not to think. One cannot blow up a social relationship. Since individuals are all unique, they will have unique viewpoints which they should be encouraged to express, as society evolves and is enriched by the actions anarchist faq ideas of individuals.

Free association anarchist faq the cornerstone of an anarchist society. It will be a human society, with all the problems, hopes, and fears associated with human…. I want to appreciate all the beauties anarchist faq the world.