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Published by Harper and Row in New York [etc.], London .
Written in English


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Previous ed. 1970.

SeriesHarper essays in philosophy, Harper torchbooks -- 1541
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Open LibraryOL13873040M

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In his famous book, In defense of anarchism (), Robert Paul Wolff seeks to show that political authority contradicts individual autonomy. He begins by clarifying theAuthor: Emmanuel Ani. The book also includes several articles and letters written by Serge after he had left anarchism behind and joined the Russian Bolsheviks in Here Serge analyzed anarchism and the ways in which he hoped anarchism would leaven the harshness and dictatorial tendencies of . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wolff, Robert Paul. In defense of anarchism. New York: Harper & Row, [, ] printing (OCoLC)   In defense of anarchism by Robert Paul Wolff; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Anarchism, Anarchism and anarchists, Authority, Democracy, State, The, The State.