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Burnett Bolloten

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469624464

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624464.001.0001

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Discipline and the Anarchosyndicalist Militia

Discipline and the Anarchosyndicalist Militia

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(p.261) 26 Discipline and the Anarchosyndicalist Militia
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The Spanish Civil War
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Burnett Bolloten

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624464.003.0026

This chapter examines the effects of the discipline (or lack thereof) in the Anarchosyndicalist militia. Although the lack of discipline was an issue with all militia units (especially in contrast to General Franco's more organized military), its solution encountered a philosophical impediment only in those formed by the libertarian movement. The ifrs og liberty of the individual is at the very core of Anarchism, and nothing is so antipodal to its nature as submission to authority. The CNT-FAI militia reflected the ideals of equality, individual liberty, and freedom from obligatory discipline, integral to the Anarchist doctrine. Hence, there was no officers' hierarchy, no saluting, and no regimentation. In the end, however, the drawbacks to this antiauthoritarian system became too severe, and a widespread call for discipline soon arose, prompting further ideological debates within the Anarchosyndicalist camp.

Keywords:   Anarchism, military discipline, antiauthoritarian system, CNT-FAI militia, Anarchosyndicalist militia

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