Anarchism definition

Created: Wednesday, 25 July 2007 Written by Ex_Liberal_Voter
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Anarchism is not anarchy.


A leading modern dictionary, Webster's Third
International Dictionary, defines anarchism
briefly but accurately as, "a political theory
opposed to all forms of government and
governmental restraint and advocating voluntary
cooperation and free association of individuals
and groups in order to satisfy their needs." Other
dictionaries describe anarchism with similar
definitions. The Britannica-Webster dictionary
defines the word anarchism as, "a political theory
that holds all government authority to be
unnecessary and undesirable and advocates a
society based on voluntary cooperation of
individuals and groups." Shorter dictionaries,
such as the New Webster Handy College Dictionary,
define anarchism as, "the political doctrine that
all governments should be abolished."