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Kinshavo moderator wrote

0 mentions of "democracy" in this article

We don't allow antidemocratic propaganda here comrade


JoeK OP wrote

Just because he didn't call it democracy doesn't mean it wasn't democracy. Democracy wasn't common at the time.


kokoaitu wrote

He was living in London at the time, which had a representative democracy at the time, I think he understood the concept of democracy.


Kinshavo wrote

That's the whole point, you are trying to retrofit Democracy into Anarchism.

Even the words are rivals,

'demos' meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and 'kratos' meaning power or rule.

anarchos ("having no ruler"), with a- + archos ("ruler") literally meaning "without ruler".

Anarchy don't oppose people chosing how they will manage stuff collectively, but don't pretend that Democracy is synonym with Anarchism


ziq wrote

Plus kratos literally means state in modern Greek.