Everything you ever wanted to know about anarchism but were afraid to ask

Anarchism is one of those words we use without really thinking about it’s real meaning. Usually it is used as shorthand for disorder, no order or chaos. But there is a long history behind this political philosophy, and it was a significant driver of radical political activity in the western world during the 19th and 20th centuries. I came across a good overview of anarchism recently.

As introduced on the site: “Everything you ever wanted to know about anarchism but were afraid to ask. This classic statement of anarchism was written by a diverse group of anarchists in Cardiff around 1980 and it remains a testimony to the timeless relevance of anarchist ideas. It has been widely reproduced on the Web but usually in a version full of typographic errors. As one of the collective authors I am pleased to bring it back home to Wales. It is reproduced here exactly as it was written. Anarchists have no need to edit their history! Terry Phillips

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Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.