Essay on The Is The Foundation Of Anarchism

1828 Words Jul 27th, 2015 8 Pages
Living in complete freedom is the philosophy that is the foundation of anarchism. The rediscovering of the anarchist philosophy inundated the minds of British youth in the 1970s who felt that the British government was suppressing thier freedom with frivolous laws. There are several schools of anarchism such as anarchist-communism, collectivist anarchism, social anarchism, individualist anarchism, and mutualism, which all influenced the explosion of the punk rock movement. Nevertheless, it is the idea of living in complete freedom from the government, which is the underpinning that connects each school of anarchism. Emma Goldman the author of Anarchism and Other Essays describes “ANARCHISM:-- [sic]The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary” (Goldman 56). According to this quote, citizens —who believe in the philosophy of anarchy—blame the government for violence and excessive laws that are dismantling the nation. Because of this violence, all complications that a nation or group of people is experiencing, will be solved with the abolishment of the government.
The roots of which influenced a new wave of anarchism in Britain during the mid-1970s, starts as early as the 1960s. Post-war Britain, particularly in the 1960s and early 1970s experienced a disastrous surge of economic, industrial, and environmental problems,…

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