Definition of anarchism
1 : a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association of individuals and groups
2 : the advocacy or practice of anarchistic principles
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As a young man, he’d been attracted to political anarchism, especially as embodied in the work of Gustav Landauer, a leading German-Jewish theorist of the movement.
In that sense, in terms of the classic philosophies, the one that is most relevant to our world is anarchism.
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ANARCHISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anarchism for English Language Learners
: a belief that government and laws are not necessary
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