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January 24, 2007

Anarchism and WWI

Filed under: Notes — basileios @ 8:41 am
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‘”Well?” Yashmeen said, “why not let them have their war? Why would any self respecting Anarchist care about any of these governments, with their miserable incestuous stew of kings and Caesars?”‘

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This is, unfortunately, a rather ironic statement. World War I seems to be the catalyst that basically destroyed the Anarchist mode of thinking and turn the tide towards the competing ideas of Communism. Another play on history by Pynchon maybe?

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