Philosophical Anarchism: Its Rise, Decline, and Eclipse

  title={Philosophical Anarchism: Its Rise, Decline, and Eclipse},
  author={V. Yarros},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={470 - 483}
  • V. Yarros
  • Published 1936
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • Philosophical anarchism was an American phenomenon propounded by Benjamin R. Thucker of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who was influenced by Proudhon's What Is Property? He founded the journal Liberty in 1882 and continued to edit it for nearly thirty years. He was a pacifist and advocated an absence of all compulsion even in government. From American associates he came to advocate extreme individualism, holding that all coercion was immoral. The four major monopolies which he attacked were land… CONTINUE READING
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