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  • An extreme political philosophy that rejects any form of government, or authority, in society. Anarchism as a social movement flourished between 1860 and 1939; the movement is associated with the era's European working class movements, including Russian Revolution (1917–1918) and Spanish Civil War (1936–1939).

    There are many different types of anarchism, all sharing a belief in the dissolution of government but emphasizing different areas of interest and concern to its followers. Among them are anarcho-syndicalism, anarcho-primitivism, green anarchism, anarcha-feminism, anarcho-communism, anarcho-collecivism, anarcho-individualism, and anarcho-capitalism. Anarcho-syndicalism reflects the view that anarchy can only come about through organizational action and industrial unionization. Anarcho-primitivism proposes that all forms of civilization be destroyed, as it reflects domination in society, and that we should return to primal living. This is similar ...

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