Who leads an anarchy? LO29173

From: Roy Benford (roy@benford.demon.co.uk)
Date: 09/13/02

Replying to LO29166 --

In LO29158, Rick Parkany wrote:

>Here is the dictionary.com etymological notes:
> http://www.dictionary.com
>[New Latin anarchia, from Greek anarkhi, from anarkhos,
>without a ruler: an-, without; see a-1 + arkhos, ruler; see -arch.]

In LO29158, At de Lange wrote:

> Since English is not my mother tongue, i had to make sure once again in
> the dictionaries what it means. It comes down to disorderly, lawless
> behaviour in a society. Anarchism, on the under hand, is the viewpoint or
> belief that all governments/authorities are wrong and unnecessary.

This second definition of Anarchy would seem to be from the ruler's
viewpoint justifying the existence of the ruler (or ruling class) by
discrediting an approach that has no need for rulers (or a ruling class).

Roy Benford
Fulmer, UK


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