To add an exclamation point to Jon’s post below:
- a person who advocates or believes in anarchy or anarchism.
- a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed.
- a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
Far be it for me to suggest that the teabaggers’ violent, anti-federalist rhetoric is in any way anarchistic, but it seems downright silly to attempt to lump anarchists in with us liberals and progressives who admittedly seek an expanded role for government in the economic sphere.
Anarchism is not an ism of the modern left. If anything, it is libertarianism taken to its logical extreme.