Bakuninism


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Bakuninism

a 19th-century theory of revolution in opposition to that of Karl Marx, advocating atheism, destruction of central government, and extreme individualism. Also called autonomism.
See also: Communism
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So Berthier is right that we have much to gain from 'Bakuninism'--active participation as anarchists in popular movements to encourage anarchist tactics and organisational principles to win reforms and build up a mass movement which goes beyond that.
As the anarchist publicist Anatolii Gorelik later recalled, it was anarchist sentiment among the masses in 1917 that had compelled Lenin and the Bolsheviks "to throw the greater part of their Marxist, even Leninist, baggage overboard and to begin to speak of 'Bakuninism,' of federalism, of the negation of state power ...
One explanation for Woodcock's turn against forms of anarchism he identified with Bakuninism might be the disappointment that followed the crushing of the Spanish Revolution.
For example there was a rich revolutionary tradition within the French labour movement, which exhibited a variety of ideological trends of a revolutionary kind apart from syndicalism, namely Proudhonism, Bakuninism, Blanquisim, Marxism, and Allemanism.