07 December 2011

'Anarchist theory—use it or lose it,' advises Anarcho

A helpful comparison for persons who already understand Marxist theory. By Anarcho, posted on the Anarchist Writers blog.

“Bakunin argued that a ‘popular revolution’ would ‘create its own organisation from the bottom upwards and from the circumference inwards... not from the top downwards and from the centre outwards, as in the way of authority.’ For Kropotkin, ‘new social forms can only be the collective work of the masses.’ ”

Against liberal reforms of the state:
“Nowhere has the system of ‘non-intervention of the State’ ever existed… The State has always interfered in the economic life in favour of the capitalist exploiter… And it could not be otherwise. To do so was one of the functions — the chief mission — of the State.”

“We want the mines, canals, railways handed over to democratically organised workers’ associations … We want these associations to be models for agriculture, industry and trade, the pioneering core of that vast federation of companies and societies woven into the common cloth of the democratic social Republic.”

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