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28 Anarchism, then, does not reject origins so much as it seeks to reconstruct them, provided the crucial point is upheld that the archon is everyman. But a truer picture of these two anarchists—and of anarchism itself—would allow us to see the tension between the romantic and the scientist, the idealist and the materialist. A few months later, in Zurich, Bakunin met the revolutionary, socialist Wilhelm Weltling, whose Guarantees of Harmony and Freedom (1842) pointed Bakunin toward anarchism, as this passage, which Bakunin quoted to a friend, suggests: "The perfect society had no government, but only an administration, no laws, but only obligations, no punishments, but only means of correction'' (Morris, Bakunin, 11).
This passage makes the point that the kind of anarchism Proudhon had in mind has much in common with socialism, albeit a socialism without the kind of topdown state apparatus advocated by Marx. Later, we shall have to consider the impact of such collectivism on culture. Sonn's point that anarchism "fused elements of a remembered past with a vision of utopian future" seems especially relevant to Proudhon. " 28 Anarchism, then, does not reject origins so much as it seeks to reconstruct them, provided the crucial point is upheld that the archon is everyman.
But what is culture? The culture that Arnold endorses in Culture and Anarchy has acquired an enormous totalizing power to examine radically dissimilar social alternatives by allowing consciousness to "play freely" over them and to look for ways of integrating their contradictory claims. Culture is also said to be apolitical as well as classless; in essence neither Liberal nor Conservative, culture may be of use to both.