Corruption of power
1793 English political philosopher William Godwin outlines an anarchist philosophy, arguing that government corrupts society.
1840 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon imagines a just form of society devoid of political authority.
1892 Peter Kropotkin proposes “anarchist communism,” arguing for a form of cooperative distribution as well as production.
1936 Spain’s anarchist union, the CNT, boasts more than 1 million members.
1999 Anarchist ideas reemerge around anticapitalist demonstrations in Seattle.
In Europe in the 19th century, modern nation-states emerged, democracy spread, and the relationship ...