How Anarchism Made a Comeback

You’ve heard right-wingers call Occupy Wall Street a band of Marxists and anarchists. He’s no Rush Limbaugh, but historian Michael Kazin at The New Republic says the anarchism label sort of fits. “They are the cyber-clever progeny of Henry David Thoreau and Emma Goldman.” It’s an updated, nonviolent anarchism expressed in the movement’s statement of principle and its steadfast opposition to hierarchical organization. "There is something both bracing and even rational about the anarchist revival … Anti-authoritarianism can be a useful corrective to authorities who have lost the confidence of the citizenry.”