anarchism


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an·ar·chism

 (ăn′ər-kĭz′əm)
n.
1. The theory or doctrine that all forms of government are oppressive and undesirable and should be abolished.
2. Active resistance and terrorism against the state, as used by some anarchists.
3. Rejection of all forms of coercive control and authority: "He was inclined to anarchism; he hated system and organization and uniformity" (Bertrand Russell).

an′ar·chist (-kĭst) n.
an′ar·chis′tic (-kĭs′tĭk) adj.

anarchism

(ˈænəˌkɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political theory a doctrine advocating the abolition of government
2. the principles or practice of anarchists

an•ar•chism

(ˈæn ərˌkɪz əm)

n.
1. a doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty.
2. the methods or practices of anarchists.
[1635–45]

anarchism

1. a political theory advocating the elimination of governments and governmental restraint and the substitution of voluntary cooperation among individuals.
2. the methods and practices of anarchists. Cf. Nihilism.anarchist, n.anarchic, adj.
See also: Government

anarchism

The political theory that all governments oppress the people and should be abolished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anarchism - a political theory favoring the abolition of governmentsanarchism - a political theory favoring the abolition of governments
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Translations
فَوْضَوِيه
anarchismus
anarkisme
anarchizmus
stjórnleysi
anarchizmus
anarşizm

anarchism

[ˈænəkɪzəm] Nanarquismo m

anarchism

[ˈænərkɪzəm] nanarchisme m

anarchism

nAnarchismus m

anarchism

[ˈænəˌkɪzm] n (Pol) → anarchismo

anarchy

(ˈӕnəki) noun
1. the absence or failure of government. Total anarchy followed the defeat of the government.
2. disorder and confusion.
ˈanarchist noun
1. a person who believes that governments are unnecessary or undesirable.
2. a person who tries to overturn the government by violence.
ˈanarchism noun
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Now all our great cities are hot-beds of Socialism and - and anarchism.
Lord Avebury, an Englishman, uttered the following in the House of Lords: "The unrest in Europe, the spread of socialism, and the ominous rise of Anarchism, are warnings to the governments and the ruling classes that the condition of the working classes in Europe is becoming intolerable, and that if a revolution is to be avoided some steps must be taken to increase wages, reduce the hours of labor, and lower the prices of the necessaries of life.
All this is used up; it is no longer instructive as an object lesson in revolutionary anarchism.
For the first time he heard of socialism, anarchism, and single tax, and learned that there were warring social philosophies.
Of intellectual and moral things, on the other hand, there was no limit, and one could have more without another's having less; hence "Communism in material production, anarchism in intellectual," was the formula of modern proletarian thought.
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Methodologically, Febles pursues meticulous readings of the novels as they are interwoven with dialogue and indirect discourse that embed Zola's changing views on anarchism; there is also a hint of genetic criticism where Febles introduces to good effect elements from Zola's correspondence, preparatory notes and draffs in order to further disclose the novelists changing views on anarchism as he composed these novels.
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