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Anarchism
Key concepts
Human nature=
Antistatism Natural order Anticlericalism Economic freedom
Against state/authority Antreligious
What/Why Moral basis of anarchism believe humans have the not hostile just towards the hostile towards economic systems
(absolute freedom, political ability to create sate but to all forms of authority
equality, personal autonomy) nonauthoritarian forms of e.g. Church collectivist anarchists argue that state
social organisation based Explains why they have intervention is a prop of class
state concentrated as evil natural order prospered in counties with exploitation.
(absolute corruptibility of human strong religious traditions e.g.
nature) Italy, Spain, Latin America Individualist anarchist suggest that
not only regard state as intervention distorts the competitive
evil but also believe it to religion= source of authority market and creates economies
anarchist case against be unnecessary. dominated by both public and private
authority= authority is an William Godwin sought God= supreme being who monopolies.
offence against the principle of to demonstrate this by, in commands ultimate and
freedom and equality. effect, turning the most unquestionable authority hostile towards state socialism
celebrated justification for argue that it is a contradiction in
endorses the principles of the sate ­social contract suspected religious and terms, in that the state merely replaces
absolute freedom and unrestrained theoryon its head. political authority usually work the capitalist class as the main source
political equality. hand in hand of exploitation.

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As the bibles says
damages and corrupts those in The source of such strife `give unto Caesar that which is anarchocommunisum/anarchocapit
authority and those who are lies in human nature whichCaesar's. alism.
subject to it. according to Hobbes and
Locke is essentially earthly rulers have often
as humans are free and greedy, selfish and looked to religion to legitimize
autonomous, to be subject to potentially aggressive.…read more

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Individuals become subject to state naturally.
authority either by being born in a
particular country or through collectivist anarchist
contract. stressed the human
capacity for sociable and
the state can deprive individuals cooperative behaviour,
of their property, their liberty and while individual anarchist
ultimately, through capital highlight the the impotance
punishment, their lives. of enlightened human
reason.…read more

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Key Emma Goldman government William Godwin Proudhon and Bakunin ­ Bakunin: political power and wealth
thinkers was symbolized by the `club, the rejected Christianity as then this are inseperable
gun, the handcuff, or the prison'. would lead to freedom and one
being independent.
Randolph Bourne suggested
`war is the health of the state.…read more

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Bakunin: the abolition of the
Church and the State would
lead to true liberation of society.…read more

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