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    G2geek, AoT, Sylv

    My understanding of the difference is basically that libertarianism is anti-government and pro-capitalism while anarchism is anti-government and anti-capitalism. Is this essentially correct?

    "I wish I could tell you, in the midst of all of this, that President Obama was waging the kind of fight against these draconian Republican proposals that the American people would like to see. He is not." -- Senator Bernie Sanders

    by Sagebrush Bob on Fri May 04, 2012 at 01:52:29 AM PDT

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      Deep Texan

      the difference between left wing anti-authoritarianism and right wing anti-authoritarianism.

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      joe wobblie, Sagebrush Bob

      Anarchism also calls for an organized socialist economic and social system (adhering to Anarchist principles of horizontalism, decentralization, federation, etc).  Anarchism is not just like taking the current system and removing some things and adding some other things.  It's an entirely different system, and is as totalitarian (in the sense of accounting for everything) as the capitalist/statist system.

      Furthermore we (well, I'm not sure how many @s share this opinion, since there's unfortunately little @ist analysis of libertarianism) think that an attempt at stateless capitalism is impossible, either because property title can only be recorded and protected by a State (overlapping jurisdictions would lead to conflict and a single victor), or because warlordism would lead to the re-establishment of States.

      Anarchists propose to eliminate the risk of the latter by being organized.

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