Bakunin and the other collectivists agreed with the mutualists of their rejection of the state and of political methods, in their stress on federalism, and of their view that the employee ought to be rewarded in accordance with his labor. On the opposite hand, they differed in stressing the need for revolutionary means to convey concerning the downfall of the state and the establishment of a libertarian society. Most essential, they advocated the public possession and the exploitation through employees’ associations of the land and all services and means of production. While in mutualism the individual worker had been the basic unit, in collectivism it was the body of workers; Bakunin particularly rejected individualism of any type and maintained that anarchism was a social doctrine and must be based mostly on the acceptance of collective duties.
Anarchism has a democratic strand in its emphasis on human equality, and additionally it … Read More