Anarchism



a doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty.
the methods or practices of , as the use of violence to undermine government.
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Contemporary Examples

But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism.
Objectivists Shrugged Noah Kristula-Green June 26, 2012

They also brought labor unions, anarchism, socialism, and, of course, absinthe.
The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires Jeff Campagna March 9, 2014

Capitalism is the one system that requires absolute objective law, yet they want to combine capitalism and anarchism.
Objectivists Shrugged Noah Kristula-Green June 26, 2012

Historical Examples

anarchism is no more thinkable or workable in religion than in politics.
The Church and Modern Life Washington Gladden

Or perhaps you are troubled about the charge that Socialism and anarchism are related.
The Common Sense of Socialism John Spargo

Godwin does not call his teaching about law, the State, and property “anarchism.”
Anarchism Paul Eltzbacher

The third clause was about the growth and spread of anarchism.
The Eternal City Hall Caine

The movement is divided into two main branches—socialism proper, or collectivism, as it is sometimes called, and anarchism.
Contemporary Socialism John Rae

The claims, programme, and aims of Socialism and anarchism are curiously alike.
British Socialism J. Ellis Barker

It is not my fault if anarchism and syndicalism have the same ends in view.
Syndicalism in France Louis Levine

noun
(political theory) a doctrine advocating the abolition of government
the principles or practice of anarchists
n.

1640s; see anarchy + -ism.
anarchism [(an-uhr-kiz-uhm)]

The belief that all existing governmental authority should be abolished and replaced by free cooperation among individuals.

Note: Anarchy is sometimes used to refer to any state of chaos or lawlessness.

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