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Also, the idea of a society populated by workerartists raises the question of the place of the artist proper, a question that may be addressed by a brief sketch of Proudhon's influence on Gustave Courbet. the painter must never let his own personality overshadow that of his characters" (Rubin, Realism, 97). "45 Nonetheless, the survival of the legend and Debord's use of it, where it seems to be cited as fact, shows how extensive the anticultural anarchist tradition is. Curiously, Bakunin's apocryphal call for sacrifice may have greater cultural implications than Kropotkin's historical call for service.
Page 22 description in the Second Discourse of a mythic society before the introduction of government. Justice, for Proudhon, is a principle of balance fundamental to the idea of the contract, for contracts must be kept if they are to be effective; that is, the parties to the contract must do what they have agreed to do to maintain the balance or justice of the agreement. 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.
It remains to be seen whether Kropotkin's faith in modernity and Page 41 his dislike of modernism pose a cultural problem; whether Emma Goldman's devotion to Ibsen and her promotion of anarchism are deeply related; whether the Ferrer Schools that sprang up in America and Europe in tribute to the assassinated anarchist Francisco Ferrer really espoused a cultural curriculum different from other leftist establishments; whether Benjamin Tucker's Unique Bookshop and Press in New York City was truly a cultural center or simply a propaganda factory, and so on.