There is probably more rubbish talked about anarchism than any other political idea. Actually, it has nothing to do with a belief in chaos, death and destruction. Anarchists do not normally carry bombs, nor do they ascribe any virtue to beating up old ladies.
It is no accident that the sinister image of the mad anarchist is so accepted. The State, the press and all the assorted authoritarian types, use every means at their disposal to present anarchy as anunthinkable state of carnage and chaos. We can expect little else from power-mongers who would have no power to monger if wehad our way. They have to believe that authority and obedience are essential in order to justify their own crimes to themselves. The TV, press and films all preach obedience, and when anarchy ismentioned at all, it is presented as mindless destruction.
Anarchism and Capitalism, by Andrew Flood Also titled "Anarchism Hates Capitalism", an excellent summerization of the sad state of the U.S. libertarian movement's orientation in the early 1990s. Communist Anarchism by Alexander Berkman The Relevence of Anarchism by Nelson Moore Libertarianism: Bogus Anarchyby Peter Sabatini Sabatini clears up the confusion within the debate of libertarian socialist theory and non-capitalist Individualism vs. modern right-wing pro-capitalist perversions of libertarian & individualist theory and philosophy. Explains why Ayn Rand was no Max Stirner, and Murray Rothbard no Benjamin Tucker. The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman An invaluable document detailing the limits of consensus-based organizing and the elite & tyrannical structures which develop within informal, "structureless" groups.