Anarchism is the philosophy of a stateless society without a political order. Nevertheless, it seems to be associated with elements of the far Left, not the far Right which has historically been associated with a strong authoritarian state often termed "Fascist". Here's Mussolini's popular description of a fascist state: http://www.coursework.info/AS_and_A_Level/History/Modern_European_History__1789-1945/Everything_for_the_state__nothing_outsid_L19844.html [Broken] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_left On the other hand, the traditional Left generally favors a strong state heavily involved in most aspects of national life as opposed to the laissez faire capitalism with very limited government generally favored by the traditional Right. It's my understanding that Raul Castro quoted Mussolini (perhaps unknowingly) in the 1960's regarding the above, although he may have used the term "revolution" instead of "state". I've not been able to find a confirmation of this on the net. Perhaps someone else can confirm it. In any case, such a statement would seem be well within the known views of the far Left. How can anarchists and those of the far Left favoring an all powerful state live under the same banner? Does it make any sense at all? Someone please relieve me of my deep confusion.