On Anarchism

by Noam Chomsky

  • Every form of authority and domination and hierarchy, every authoritarian structure, has to prove that it’s justified – it has no prior justification
  • I don’t feel that in order to work hard for social change you need to be able to spell out a plan for a future society in any kind of detail. What I feel should drive a person to work for change are certain principles you’d like to see achieved

Men who love their labor for its own sake, improve it by their own plastic genius and inventive skill, and thereby cultivate their intellect, ennoble their character, and exalt and refine their pleasures

– Alexander von Humboldt