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The World's First Anarchist Manifesto

The World's First Anarchist Manifesto

Anselme Bellegarrigue (Author), Sharif Gemie (Introduction)

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  • Publisher: Kate Sharpley Library
  • Format: Pamphlet
  • Binding: pam
  • Pages: 35
  • Released: Mar 3, 2002
  • ISBN-13: 9781873605820

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The first Anarchist manifesto, written in 1850, declares "Anarchy is order, whereas government is civil war" and argues — with language as sharp even now as any against the delusion that voting does any good for anyone but politicians and puts the case that the established power structure is a gigantic crime against humanity.
"Every individual who, in the current state of affairs, drops a paper into the ballot box to choose a legislative authority or a executive authority is — perhaps not wittingly but at least out of ignorance, maybe not directly, but at least indirectly — a bad citizen. I repeat what I have been saying and take back not a single syllable of it." An introduction by Sharif Gemie places Bellegarrigue in his social and political context of the struggles for emancipation following on from the French revolution.

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