An Anarchist FAQ

Version 15.3 (26-Nov-2019)

This is an anarchist FAQ. Its aim is to present what anarchism really stands for and indicate why you should become an anarchist.

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An Anarchist FAQ: After 21 years

An Anarchist FAQ has been published in two volumes!

Volume 1

Volume 2

An Anarchist FAQ: After 10 years

Introduction to Volume 2



Introduction to Volume 1


Section A: What is Anarchism?

Section G: Is individualist anarchism capitalistic?

Section B: Why do anarchists oppose the current system?

Section H: Why do anarchists oppose state socialism?

Section C: What are the myths of capitalist economics?

Section I: What would an anarchist society look like?

Section D: How do statism and capitalism affect society?

Section J: What do anarchists do?

Section E: What do anarchists think causes ecological problems?


Section F: Is "anarcho"-capitalism a type of anarchism?


Appendix: The Symbols of Anarchy


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