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The theory of anarchism is that people are best served if there is no government whatsoever. It is not inherently a violent philosophy, but the strain that captures the popular imagination views government as an evil that needs to be removed, and that violence towards this end is acceptable.

The Sacco and Vanzetti trial that led to their executions in Massachusetts displayed this kind of anarchist.

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