E. Armand: Exosthène

Bibliography: E. Armand, “Exosthène,” L’en dehors 8 no. 158-159 (mi-Mai 1929): 8. E. Armand, “Le voyage—I,” L’en dehors 10 no. 210-211 (15 Juillet 1931): 8. E. Armand, “Le voyage—II,” L’en dehors 10 no. 212-213 (15 […]

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E. Armand to Max Nettlau, July 20, 1935

Dear camarade,

I received La anarquía á través de los tiempos from Tierra y Libertad. I am sorry to find there such a short mention of l’en dehors and the individualist movement in France, a mention that responds neither to the exact character of my efforts nor to the difficulties I have faced since 1901. You have been more impartial in your works in German. […]

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Benjamin R. Tucker, “Anarchism: Communist or Individualist?” (FR/EN)

Our era demands imperatively an economic solution. No movement of social transformation will gain immense proportions if it does not first satisfy that demand. That is why the “immense movement, truly anarchist in sentiment” that Max Nettlau proclaims as “absolutely indispensable well before the question of economic remedies arises” appears to me absolutely impossible. […]

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Ernest Lesigne, “Socialist Letters” (1887)

I have already told you, my dear friend, that the socialization of the means of production is a dogma; that a dogma is proclaimed, taught, imposed; that it has its faithful, its apostles its sectarians, its priests, its martyrs, and its visionaries; but that it is not opened, justified, demonstrated.

The dogma is by nature mysterious and obscure, and you ask me to throw some light upon it, on the ground that I have taken as my motto, “Whatsoever is not clear is not true.” […]

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Principal Tendencies of “l’Unique” (1956)

The sovereignty of the individual as fundamental principle every demand of the social order. – Denial of the utility of the intervention of the State or of the interference of any governmental institution in the relations or agreements between reasonable individuals. – Development of the critical spirit and of initiative in individual education. – Life as will and responsibility. – Violence (dominism, imposition, exploitation, etc.), brutality, use of physical force or of arms, etc. as source of the evils that overwhelm the individual. – Reciprocity as ethic of sociability. […]