The General Idea of Proudhon’s Revolution

The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century is one of the classics of anarchist literature.[1] Written in the aftermath of the 1848 French Revolution, it sets forth a libertarian alternative to the Jacobinism which at that time still dominated the republican and revolutionary movements in France. It contains a critique of existing society and its institutions, a vision of a free society based on equality and justice, and a detailed strategy for revolutionary change. Despite its ambivalent p

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You are already an anarchist

Joey Salads1 month agoCan AnCaps stop calling themselves anarchists please? The only thing they have in common with anarchism is the opposition to the state, besides that they clearly have no understanding of anarchist theory, thought, or tradition. Could any AnCap name and describe the ideologies of Proudhon? Of Stirner? Of Bakunin and Kropotkin? Of Goldman and Malatesta? Or what of the anarchist/libsoc societies that either have or currently exist. Could any AnCap tell me about Makhnovia? About Revo

Question

Do you seriously believe that an entity which has sole jurisdiction over itself, which is exclusively authorized to punish or hold itself accountable, will be optimally incentivized toward responsible behavior? That there is any reason to expect such an entity to be more reliably responsible than “anyone else”?