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The spectrum of American Political thought is not wholly original nor is it very diverse American political thought occupies an area dedicated to centralist broad-based political unity on the political spectrum Therefore this paper is divided into two main sections The first section will cover the ideologies that are discussed in Nancy Loves book Understanding Dogmas and Dreams and those ideologies we discussed in class The second section is a survey of the most important political shifts in politics since the colonial period As comprehensive detail was not the goal of this paper detail is apparent perhaps only in the ideology section and in the specific time periods addressed Ideologies To begin communal anarchism rests on the belief that humans can live together cooperatively in a non-authoritarian society As of criticism at existing society communal anarchism denies that the state rests on any moral or natural law Instead anarchists like Emma Goldman say that the state uses coercion to sustain its laws and therefore is opposed to nature Communal anarchists further state that taxation and conscription violate citizens rights to property and liberty They believe the state is the problem with society not the solution in communal anarchism Society views communal anarchism as utopian and impossible because of humans corruptibility Oppositely communal anarchists see the state as the source of corruption because it invests power to rule Communal anarchists insist that So long as political power exists there will be ruler and ruled masters and slaves exploiters and exploited The modern example of communal anarchism is the hippie communes of the 1960s where everyone worked for each other and there were no classes The members formed a consensus by making decisions with the input from every member of the group Most political theorists doubt the possibility of a communal anarchist society maintaining itself Because it is difficult to sustain such a concept of human nature Thad Tecza as the
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