Anarchists are higher dreamers than doers. But the problem is especially acute for anarchists, since anarchism is commonly an all-or-none proposition: if the state is justified then gradualism and reformism make sense; but when no state may be justified, then what is usually referred to as reformist anarchism” is a non-starter (see L. Davis 2012).
Other anarchists might argue that the disadvantages of state organizations—the creation of hierarchies, monopolies, inequalities, and the like—simply outweigh the advantages of state structures; and that rational brokers would select to stay in anarchy fairly than permit the state to evolve.
Some anarchists engage in broad generalizations, aiming for a complete critique of political power. The history of anarchism is replete with efforts to construct anarchist communes which are unbiased and separated from the remainder of state centered political life.
Thus radical moral anarchism may be contrasted with what we might name bourgeois anarchism (with … Read More