- Constitution or Organic Basis of the Pantarchy
- Constitution or Organic Basis of the New Catholic Church
Which brings us back around to Proudhon, who is just full of surprises, if you're willing to wade in. We know that Proudhon admitted the inevitability of some sort of "state," or state-like "concentration," and that it was to counterbalance this that he proposed simple, individual property within anarchy. And we have some indications of what the word "state" meant to him, from The Theory of Property. But Proudhon had a habit of tucking important details in unlikely places, and I only just tracked down the pages from The Theory of Taxation where he engages in his most radical reconstruction of the notion of the "state." There, "the State" is closely identified with that "collective force" which was so important to Proudhon's initial critiques of property and governmentalism. And, there, it becomes clearer just what the "late" Proudhon is on about - and it is exciting, if hardly orthodox anarchism. I'll try to finish up some translations and see if I can get that excitement across. . .