Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
As set forth by theologians, the idea of ‘God’ is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.
The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it.
While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect.
Above all, what socialist, without flushing with shame, maintains he is not a revolutionary? We say: none!.
If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it can be called into battle, so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.