Marx changed his views on authority after the Parisian Commune.
Originally posted by The Anarchist Tension
@Oct 27 2005, 03:39 PM
It wasn't strictly anarchist but it wasn't strictly Marxist either. It certainly was more libertarian than the Leninist defintion of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
If Karl Marx's defintion of the dictatorship of the proletariat was indeed "the organisation of political authority of one class above another" then I agree, that is what the Paris Commune was. But Marx talked about centralised political authority which is inherently hierarchical and state like, in which case it wasn't.
Also, I don't still understand your enthusiasm to prove what ideology commanded whom. All of you selishly try to prove what dogma were the revolutionaries carrying in Paris. Anarchism is not about an ideology. Sure, there is some theory developed through the years that tries to make anarchism work efficiently. At the end though, anarchism is the managing of the people by themselves. The only requisite of anarchism is that the proletariat exerts direct democracy in order to manage themselves.
That is all.
As Debord said:
Revolutionary ideology is the enemy of revolutionary theory.
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