This ending designates the different powers that exercise authority and command in society, powers that are harmful from every point of view, incapable of insuring true order, whether it is a question of monarchy (monos, one alone), power left to the arbitrary will of one individual, or of oligarchy (oligos, few in number), the power of a clique (an olig-archy of businessmen, politicians, soldiers, etc…, enslaving the world to its whims, — one hundred tyrants instead of one), or of all the archies past, present and future. […]
L’étiquetté « anarchiste » est comme toutes les étiquettes bien imparfaite. Aucune étiquette ne peut vraiment s’appliquer à l’homme libre, qui est au dessus de tous les partis, qui reste lui même, pas même celle […]
The true revolutionaries have always been, in all times and all countries, those whose minds have been broad enough to grasp the most conflicting formulas, to extract from each of them the portion of truth that they contain and to attempt to reconcile them in a higher harmony. The “revolutionaries” are not always those whom we designate by that name: instead, these often deserve the epithet of “reactionaries,” as their acts entirely justify. […]
Entries from the Anarchist Encyclopedia Working Translation by Shawn P. Wilbur.
Entries from the Anarchist Encyclopedia ACTION n. f. « Au commencement était l’action » dit Gœthe. Ce qui distingue les vivants des morts. Ne pas agir, c’est ne pas vivre, c’est se suicider. Agir, c’est […]