Who Are the Anarchists?

anarchyI suppose the term “anarchists” seems quaint and representative of a 19th Century problem now far out-shadowed by today’s “terrorism.” But if you go back a read some of the literature dealing with anarchism, it sounds very much like what we imagine terrorism is today (at least what the right-wingnuts consistently describe to assure a continued level of fear in this country).

Let’s see what C. K. Chesterton has to say in his excellent (and often unintentionally humorous) treatment of anarchy titled The Man Who Was Thursday.

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