Anarchism has a history. It has changed over time, and has been different in different places. There is a ‘mainstream’ of the movement, a socialism that is decentralist and believes in the self-organization of the people as workers and as citizens. Yet there has always been a small minority of self-described ‘anarchists’, governed by emotions rather than ideals, who look for ‘shortcuts’ to avoid the long patient work of organization.
Throughout history anarchists have (…)