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[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 2. Anarchism]

Full Idea

Many anarchists have accepted the need for the authority of experts within society

Gist of Idea

It is hard for anarchists to deny that we need experts


Jonathan Wolff (An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Rev) [2006], 1 'Anarchism')

Book Reference

Wolff,Jonathan: 'An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Rev)' [OUP 2006], p.31

A Reaction

The status of experts may be the hottest topic in contemporary politics, given the contempt for experts shown by Trump, and by the Brexit campaign of 2016. It is a nice point that even anarchists can't duck the problem.