Anarchism And Anarcho-capitalism
This article discusses similarities and differences between social anarchism (also known as left-anarchism) and anarcho-capitalism (also known as right-anarchism), and the history of debates regarding the two philosophies. Social anarchism is the traditional form of anarchism, while individualist forms of anarchism, and anarcho-capitalism in particular, are relatively new forms of anarchism. Anarcho-capitalists believe anarcho-capitalism to be a form of individualist anarchism, although many individualist anarchists, particularly early individualist anarchists, oppose capitalism. Social anarchists tend to believe anarcho-capitalism is not a form of anarchism due to their understanding of capitalism as inherently authoritarian, while anarcho-capitalists tend to believe social anarchism is a form of anarchism.
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“Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through mans subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man.”
—Emma Goldman (18691940)