Mahatma Gandhi Was a Self-described Anarchist

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Gandhi self-described as a philosophical anarchist, a school of anarchist thought which says the State has no moral legitimacy, but rejects the use of violence to eliminate it. He believed that citizens had no obligation to obey the State. His ultimate vision of India had no government as we’d understand the term. He once said “the ideally nonviolent state would be an ordered anarchy.” Gandhi believed that a society was possible where nothing was done without consent, down to the individual and said it could be achieved through nonviolent conflict mediation, systematically divesting power from the existing layers of hierarchy until all power was invested in individuals who would embody the ethic of non-violence.
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