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Anarchy is defined here as rejection of the state.

There are some other widely distributed definitions, as the rejection of every form of hierarchy, rulership or power. Especially left-wing anarchists (anarcho-socialists, anarcho-communists) often require a rejection of capitalism and want to exclude anarcho-capitalists from anarchy.

The concept of anarchy proposed here clearly does not exclude anarcho-capitalists. On the other hand, it does not exclude anarcho-communists too (except those who name themself anarcho-communists but do not accept the Golden Rule).


Once we have defined anarchy as the rejection of the state, we need a definition of the state. We define the state as an organization which requires legal monopoly rights (for example of force, taxation) and therefore violates the Golden Rule. This definition has several advantages: