Anselme Bellegarrigue

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Anselme Bellegarrigue (Born between 1820 and 1825) was an anarchist who took part in the 1848 French Revolution, and who founded the newspaper, L'Anarchie.


  • Indeed:
    Who says anarchy, says negation of government;
    Who says negation of government, says affirmation of the people;
    Who says affirmation of the people, says individual liberty;
    Who says individual liberty, says sovereignty of each;
    Who says sovereignty of each, says equality;
    Who says equality, says solidarity or fraternity;
    Who says fraternity, says social order;
    By contrast:
    Who says government, says negation of the people;
    Who says negation of the people, says affirmation of political authority;
    Who says affirmation of political authority, says individual dependency;
    Who says individual dependency, says class supremacy;
    Who says class supremacy, says inequality;
    Who says inequality, says antagonism;
    Who says antagonism, says civil war;
    From which it follows that who says government, says civil war.
    • Anarchist Manifesto, (1850), Trans. Paul Sharkey, Kate Sharpley Library, Berkeley CA, 2002


  • There are no tyrants, there are only slaves.

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