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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
References in classic literature ?
Now all our great cities are hot-beds of Socialism and - and anarchism. The whole country seems banded together against the aristocracy and the landowners.
As far back as 1906 A.D., 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." The Wall Street Journal, a stock gamesters' publication, in commenting upon Lord Avebury's speech, said: "These words were spoken by an aristocrat and a member of the most conservative body in all Europe.
All this is used up; it is no longer instructive as an object lesson in revolutionary anarchism. Every newspaper has ready-made phrases to explain such manifestations away.
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.
The importance of these London years for international anarchism and syndicalism is another common, and important, theme.
Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution (reprint, 2010)
They therefore form a "coherent trilogy" for tracking the naturalists "evolving views" (21) on anarchism. The conceptual premises of Explosive Narratives are that "the discourse on terror functions symbolically within a given social structure" (11)--in this case, Third Republic France; that naturalism's inclinations are "entropie," a framework opened up by David Baguley's work on that particular "vision" of naturalism; and that anarchy, by definition an unwilling participant in realist representation, challenges naturalist aesthetics.
Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play
Agathocleous's concise introduction to The Secret Agent situates the novel in terms of its publication history, its relation to Conrad's interests and oeuvre, its critique of Victorian mores and genres, contemporary concerns about anarchism and violence, its connection to literary naturalism and the themes of degeneration and heat death, and its afterlife in contemporary culture.
In the 20th century's adolescence, the American brand of anarchism proselytized by immigrants from Europe like Emma Goldman took on a violent strain -- President William McKinley was assassinated, Wall Street was bombed, Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (allegedly) robbed a bank in Massachusetts and were eventually electrocuted in 1921, mail bombs wrapped in brown paper were sent politicians all over the country.