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Thordic
08-31-2006, 09:59 AM
reps for help. :)

empresscat
08-31-2006, 10:04 AM
Well, communism has many different variations - marxist, trotskyism, stalinism, chinese, cuban... really quite different in some ways. And many anarchists consider it a form of communism.

So, give me an idea where you're coming from and what you're looking for and I might be able to expand a bit.

Thordic
08-31-2006, 10:09 AM
Well I was just reading a book my zinn, and so far it seems to me that they are exactly the same ideas. Only communism has a leader?

empresscat
08-31-2006, 10:23 AM
Well I was just reading a book my zinn, and so far it seems to me that they are exactly the same ideas. Only communism has a leader?

Communism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communism

Anarchism (individualist):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individualist_anarchism

and Anarcho-Communism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist_communism


Essentially, as Marx defined it - the governments we've seen are transitional states, "dictatorship by the proletariat", which would be followed by a period of anarchy, and eventually evolve into the communist ideal - which is very much the same as Anarchism.