By Peter Gelderloos
This pamphlet is an excerpt from Peter Gelderloos’ excellent book Anarchy Works.It explores ways in which police and policing enforce the worst aspects of capitalist society on the most vulnerable. He also goes into ways in which anti-social behavior has been and could be resolved in an anarchist societies.
“The notion of justice and the social relations it implies are inherently authoritarian. In practice, justice systems always give unfair advantages to the powerful and inflict terrible wrongs on the powerless. At the same time, they corrupt us ethically and cause our powers of initiative and sense of responsibility to atrophy. Like a drug, they make us dependent while mimicking the fulfillment of a natural human need, in this case the need to resolve conflicts.”