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Philo and Sophia

Anarchy In The UK - and elsewhere.

by Ian R Thorpe
20 August 2011

(An analysis of ANARCHISM: a much misunderstood political philosophy)

An outbreak of rioting, violence and looting in Britain's inner city communities in August 2011 was described by the media as anarchy. But to dismiss what was simple criminality as anarchy disrespects a well thought our political philosophy. In the real world anarchism would be unworkable as a system of government but the ideas it offers us are a powerful antidote to the control freakery of the political and corporate establishment.

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Anarchism: What it really means by Emma Goldman
Anarchism - George Woodcock (from the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1967)

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