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Anarchy symbol“People can accept that anarchy may not mean just chaos or confusion, and that anarchists want not disorder but order without government, but they are sure that anarchy means order which arises spontaneously and that anarchists do not want organization. This is the reverse of the truth. Anarchists actually want much more organization, though organization without authority. The prejudice about anarchism derives from a prejudice about organization; people cannot se that organization does not depend on authority, that it actually works best without authority. A moment’s thought will show that when compulsion is replaced by consent there will have to be more discussion and planning, not less.”

–Nicolas Walter, About Anarchism

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

Front cover of "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations