Posted 8 years ago on June 6, 2012, 12:48 p.m. EST by TitusMoans
from Boulder City, NV
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Some posters on this forum quote a single sentence from a dictionary to define anarchism as little more than a free for all, in which the strongest eventually form the ruling mob.
To define modern anarchism and the different trends associated with it would take far too long for a single post. Even to dispel the simplistic notions drawn from dictionary definitions and introduce readers to the basics of anarchism would take pages. Instead I refer those, who cling to the anarchy-equals-mob-rule definition to http://libcom.org/ On that site they can learn a little about libertarian-communism aka anarcho-communism and anarcho-syndicalism. They can even freely peruse numerous articles and blogs on both schools including some writings of Rudolf Rocker and Noam Chomsky, just to drop a couple of names.
For further study, I recommend http://www.panarchy.org/index.html
On the last site search through authors for Piotr Kropotkin, whose definition of anarchism was used for the eleventh edition of the Encylopedia Brittanica . I also strongly recommend an article by Herbert Read, "The Paradox of Anarchism."
Just a few moments on either site should dispel many misconceptions about anarchism. It's a little too complex to define with a single sentence.