David Graeber, the London-based anthropologist and avowed anarchist, discusses the roots of anarchism in America, giving context to Occupy Wall Street.

“The easiest way to explain anarchism is to say that it is a political movement that aims to bring about a genuinely free society – that is, one where humans only enter those kinds of relations with one another that would not have to be enforced by the constant threat of violence. […] Anarchism envisions a society based on equality and solidarity, which could exist solely on the free consent of participants.”