Democrats are arguably much less fixated on the anarchist threat, but neither mainstream liberals nor the GOP actually understand what anarchists really believe. Attorney General William Barr actually has no thought.
So it looks as if there’s an overlap, which socialist anarchists at all times deny. The doctrine related to Godwin, Bakunin, Proudhon, and others, that human communities can and will flourish without authorities. Voluntary cooperation should replace the coercive equipment of the state; authorities itself corrupts the natural sentiments of individuals.
As an ideology that encourages the unity of means and ends and scorns dogmatism of any sort extra generally, anarchism has by no means objected to forming and deploying such tactical alliances—as is made clear, for example, by anarchists’ participation in the Popular Front in the course of the Spanish Civil War. Consequently, as Kropotkin writes, “the enterprise of any revolutionary party is to not call for insurrection … Read More