By Daniel Guérin, Mary Klopper, Noam Chomsky
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On the other hand, if the social revolution takes place in any one country, any foreign country which has made a revolution on the same principles should be received into a revolutionary federation regardless of existing state frontiers. True internationalism rests on self-determination, which implies the right of secession. ” Anarchists, however, did not regard this principle as leading to secession or isolation. ” Later, Lenin, and the early congresses of the Third International, adopted this concept from Bakunin, and the Bolsheviks made it the foundation of their policy on nationalities and of their anti-colonialist strategy - until they eventually belied it to turn to authoritarian centralisation and disguised imperialism.
No centralised, bureaucratic, and hence military State, albeit called a republic, could enter seriously and sincerely into an international federation. ” The United States of Europe, first, and later, of the world, can only be set up after the overthrow of the old order which rests from top to bottom on violence and the principle of authority. On the other hand, if the social revolution takes place in any one country, any foreign country which has made a revolution on the same principles should be received into a revolutionary federation regardless of existing state frontiers.
But this power was still haloed with the prestige of the first victorious proletarian revolution; it was loathed by world counter-revolution; and that was one of the reasons - the most honourable - why Serge and many other revolutionaries saw fit to put a padlock on their tongues. In the summer of 1921 the anarchist Gaston Leval came to Moscow in the Spanish delegation to the Third Congress of the Communist International. ” In Living My Life, the great American anarchist Emma Goldman was no kinder to Victor Serge, whom she had seen in action in Moscow.
Anarchism, From Theory to Practice by Daniel Guérin, Mary Klopper, Noam Chomsky