The Anarchist Encyclopedia — C

THE ANARCHIST ENCYCLOPEDIA:

Preface

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

CABAL (FR/EN)

CABAL n. We designate by the name of cabal a plot, an intrigue led by the partisans of a doctrine, of a coterie. Ex.: When a politician becomes to powerful, their colleagues, envious of their good fortune, do not fail to mount a cabal against them, pour le faire tomber. Les cabales sont très fréquentes dans le monde politique. The word cabal is also used very specifically to designate an association formed in order to bring failure to a dramatic author. Ex.: A veritable cabal was organized against Henry Bataille, when he staged l’Animateur, a piece in which the authority glorified Jaurès and stigmatized Léon Daudet. We must be careful not to let ourselves be influenced by the cabals, which can sometimes attack an upstanding man whom some find a nuisance, precisely because of his integrity. In its literal sense, the word cabal has yet another sense that it is befitting not to ignore. Coming from the Hebrew Kabbalah (tradition), it is, among the Jews, a mysterious interpretation of the Bible, transmitted by a continuous chain of initiates. (It then takes a capital letter.) Elaborated in the two centuries that preceded Christianity, expounded in books such as the Sefer Yetzirah and the Zohar, the Kabbalah is literal and accacérique [?]; it attributes a symbolic meaning to the letters of the alphabet and to the chiffres, and interprets their combinations. The Kabbalah has exerted a great influence not only on Judaism, but on the human mind in general. It has counted among its adepts: Philon, Avicenna, Raymond Lulle, Pic de la Mirandole, Paracelsus, Reuchlin, etc… In the end it has lapsed into theurgy and magic.


CABOTINAGE (FR/EN)

HAM-ACTING n. Act of the ham or poser, the person who puts on a noisy act in order to assert themselves or reach their goals. The politicians are past masters in the art of hamming it up. We must never forget that all posing reveals some lack of sincerity. We must never give credence to the posers.


CACHET (FR/EN)


CACOPHONIE (FR/EN)

CACOPHONY n. (du grec kakos, mauvais et phônê, voix). A meeting of words or syllables that hurts the ear is called a cacophony. Classic example: Ciel, si ceci se sait, etc… The best writers have sometimes fallen into cacophony, like Voltaire writing:

Non, il n’est rien que Nanine n’honore

By extension we call cacophony a disagreeable mix of discordant sounds. Ex.: The Chamber of Deputies is in general the realm of cacophony. Cacophony always produces a bad impression. So we must be careful, in discussions, debates and meetings, not to speak all at once, unless we wish to practice obstruction against a speaker.


CADASTRE

CADRAN

CADRE

CADUCITE

CAFARDISE

CAGOTISME

CAHIER

CAIMAN

CALAMITE

CALOMNIE

CALOTIN

CALVAIRE

CALVINISME

CAMARADE

CAMARADERIE

CAMARILLA

CAMBRIOLAGE

CAMÉLÉON

CANAILLE

CANDEUR

CANDIDAT

CAPITAL

LE CAPITAL

CAPITALISATION

CAPITALISME

CAPITALISTE

CAPITULATION

CAPTATION

CAPTIEUX

CARACTÈRE

CARDINAL

CARÊME

CARENCE

CARICATURE

CARMAGNOLE

CARNAGE

CARNIVORE

CARTEL n. m.

CASERNE

CASSATION (COUR DE)

CASTE

CASTRATION

CASUISTIQUE

CATACLYSME

CATÉCHISME

CATÉGORIE

CATHOLICISME

CAUSALITÉ

CAUSE

CAUSER

CAUSER

CAUSERIE

CAUSTICITÉ

CAUTELEUX

CÉLÉBRITÉ

CÉLIBAT

CÉLIBAT

CELLULE

CENSURE

CENTRALISME

CERVEAU

CHAMBRE (LA)

CHANGE

CHANSON

CHANTAGE

CHARITE

CHARLATANISME

CHARNIER

CHARPENTIER

CHARRON

CHARTE

CHASTETE

CHASTETE

CHASTETE

CHATELET (LE)

CHAUVINISME

CHERE (La vie)

CHIMIE

CHOMAGE

CHRISTIANISME

CITOYEN

CIVILISATION

CIVISME

CLAN

CLARTE

CLASSES (Lutte des)

CLASSIFICATION

CLERGÉ

CLÉRICALISME

CLIQUE

CLOITRE

CLUB

COALITION

CODE

COÉDUCATION

COERCITION

COHABITATION

COHÉRENCE

COHORTE

COLLABORATION

COLLABORATIONNISME

COLLECTIF (Le)

COLLECTIVISME

COLLISION

COLLUSION

COLONIE — COLONISATION

COMBATIVITÉ

COMBINAISON

COMÉDIEN

COMITÉ

COMMANDEMENT

COMMÉMORATION

COMMERCE

COMMISSAIRE

COMMUNE

LA COMMUNE

LA COMMUNE (Histoire de)

COMMUNISME (LE)

OMMUNISTE (LE PARTI)

PARTI COMMUNISTE (BOLCHEVISATION DU)

COMPAGNON

COMPARAISON

COMPARSE

COMPATIR

COMPERE

COMPETENCE

COMPETITION

COMPILATION

COMPLAISANCE

COMPLEXITE

COMPLICITE

COMPLOT

COMPREHENSION

COMPRESSION

COMPROMISSION

CONCEPT

CONCESSION

CONCEVOIR

CONCILE

CONCILIATION

CONCLAVE

CONCLUSION

CONCRET

CONCURRENCE

CONCURRENCE

CONCUSSION

CONDAMNATION

CONDUITE (ligne de)

CONFEDERATION GENERALE DU TRAVAIL (C.G.T.)

CONSTITUTION DE LA C. G. T.

ACTION INTERNATIONALE DE LA C. G. T.

CONFÉRENCE

CONFESSION

CONFESSIONNAL (Le)

CONFIANCE

CONFLIT

CONFRONTATION

CONGRÈS

CONGRÈS

CONJECTURE

CONJONCTURE

CONNIVENCE

CONQUÊTE

CONSCIENCE

CONSCIENCE

CONSCIENCE (Objection de)

CONSCRIPTION

CONSEIL

CONSERVATISME

CONSPIRATION

CONSTITUTION (LA)

CONTINGENCE

CONTRAINTE

CONTRASTE

CONTRAT ANARCHISTE (LE)

CONTRE-RÉVOLUTION

CONTREBANDE

CONTREMAITRE

CONTROLE OUVRIER (LE)

Organisation pratique et immédiate du contrôle ouvrier

CONTROVERSE

CONVENTION

CONVICTION

CONVOITISE

COOPERATION

COOPÉRATISME

COOPÉRATIVES (SOCIÉTÉS) DE CONSOMMATION

COQUIN

CORAN n. m.

CORPORATION

CORPORATISME

CORRECTION (MAISONS DE)

CORRUPTION

COSMOS

COTERIE

COURAGE

COURTISAN

CRÂNERIE

CRAPAUDINE

CRAPULE

CRÉATION

CRÉATION (sociale, des masses).

CRÉATION — CRÉATIONNISME

CRÉATION (ex-nihilo)

CRÉDULITÉ

CRITIQUE

CROISADE

CROYANCE

CRUAUTÉ

CULTES

CUPIDITE

CURIOSITE

CYNISME

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