Principal Tendencies and Theses of the "L’Unique" Center

By Émile Armand (1944)

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(1872 - 1962)

Émile Armand (pseudonym of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand; 26 March 1872 – 19 February 1962) was an influential French individualist anarchist at the beginning of the 20th century and also a dedicated free love/polyamory, intentional community, and pacifist/antimilitarist writer, propagandist and activist. He wrote for and edited the anarchist publications L’Ère nouvelle (1901–1911), L’Anarchie, L'EnDehors (1922–1939) and L’Unique (1945–1953). (From:

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Principal Tendencies and Theses of the "L’Unique" Center

Individual culture and education

Life as will and responsibility

Violence (the ideology of domination, imposition, exploitation, etc) as the origin of wars.

Reciprocity as the ethic of sociability

While waiting for a world where suffering will have been reduced to a tiny minimum, its elimination from relations conditioned by friendship and camaraderie.

Fidelity to the word given and to the clauses of pacts freely consented to, and this in all domains

Voluntary and contractual associationism, cooperatism, and mutualism in all branches of human activity.

Liberation from prejudices concerning race, external appearance, inequality of sexes and social conditions, etc.

Personal life as a work of art.

The noninterference in the sphere of activity of others determining the limits to the expansion of the personality.

Reasoned Eugenics and thought out naturism

Combat against prostitution in all its forms and against the idea of the woman considered solely as a “physiological necessity.”

Sensitivity, the spirit of understanding and reconciliation, the fight against the attitude of “too-bad-for-you” as facts of internal vitality.

Practice of “first clean up in front of your door” before getting involved in the affairs of others.

Interest in free circles, libertarian colonies, innovative schools.

Pluralism in friendship, exclusive of preferences and privileges.

In case of special attention in one particular direction, this latter will always be in favor of he who has suffered most because of the spreading or realization of one, another, or several of the above theses.

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