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retiredaccount OP wrote

The Free Territory's Newspaper was written by Nabat, an anarchist confederation, which itself was headed by Voline; Voline being known for later on writing about Makhno being a bastard in many ways. Voline literally fuckin' hated Makhno, its a joke to call it a 'state paper'.


autonomous_hippopotamus wrote

yeah it's an interesting relationship between them, I tend to agree with Voline about Makhno, that he was a kind of petty warlord, amoral and authoritarian. But the fact that Voline, a harsh critic of Makno was so prominent proves that the Free Territory was not just some private fiefdom of a militia leader but a vibrant, pluralistic political project.