Pacifism, Nonviolence, and the Reinvention of Anarchist Tactics in the Twentieth Century

  title={Pacifism, Nonviolence, and the Reinvention of Anarchist Tactics in the Twentieth Century},
  author={Benjamin J. Pauli},
  journal={Journal for the Study of Radicalism},
  pages={61 - 94}
  • Benjamin J. Pauli
  • Published 29 January 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal for the Study of Radicalism
T he years during and after World War II saw a remarkable evolution in anarchist views on violence. While earlier generations of anarchists had assumed that violence would, in one way or another, factor into the revolutionary struggle, those who identified as anarchists in the first two decades after the war in Britain and the United States were far more likely to adopt nonviolence as an almost default position. Anarchists were among those who pioneered the use of nonviolent resistance in the… 

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