Anarchists, I discovered, did not believe in anarchy as it is usually defined — disorder, disorganization, chaos, confusion, and everyone doing as they like. On the contrary, they believed that society should be organized in a thousand different ways, that people had to cooperate in work and in play, to create a good society. But anarchists insisted, any organization must avoid hierarchy and command from the top; it must be democratic, consensual, reaching decisions through constant discussion and argument.

He continued, ‘What attracted me to anarchism was its rejection of any bullying authority — the authority of the state, of the church, or the employer. Anarchism believes that if we can create an egalitarian society without extremes of poverty and wealth, and join hands across all national boundaries, we will not need police forces, prisons, armies, or war, because the underlying causes of these will be gone.’

Professor Howard Zinn
1,211 notes
· #howard zinn
#anarchism
#politics
#anarchy
  1. amee-in-wonderland reblogged this from lunaseas
  2. r-0-n-i-n reblogged this from cosmic-sentience
  3. cosmic-sentience reblogged this from lunaseas
  4. dave-manda-sb reblogged this from lunaseas
  5. ostrichmode reblogged this from lunaseas
  6. 7aynoon reblogged this from disinformer
  7. summerstylestuff reblogged this from oswaldofguadalupe
  8. disinformer reblogged this from oswaldofguadalupe
  9. oswaldofguadalupe reblogged this from lunaseas
  10. philthepill reblogged this from lunaseas
  11. radoration reblogged this from hyenaspit
  12. hyenaspit reblogged this from lunaseas
  13. nonfictionplacebos reblogged this from lunaseas
  14. antonialo reblogged this from silas216
  15. introvertedart reblogged this from silas216
  16. silas216 reblogged this from lunaseas
  17. thesunawaitsus reblogged this from enterthemeta
  18. enterthemeta reblogged this from lunaseas
  19. fiercediety15 reblogged this from lunaseas
  20. tellmeaboutlife reblogged this from lunaseas
  21. too-punk-for-you reblogged this from lunaseas
  22. heyitsmegang reblogged this from everyonetells
  23. everyonetells reblogged this from heysammy
  24. niceguysteph reblogged this from xderekxguidry