Anarchism is a political theory based on the idea that all hierarchical relationships must be rigorously questioned and justified at all times.
Hierarchy is not all bad. If you know how to smash the state, for instance, and I don't, it would be fine for you to lead the way and show me how. If in the process of smashing the state, I was to prove a quick learner and become exceedingly proficient in state smashing - in fact even better than you are, then I would step to the fore and show you a thing or two. This is natural hierarchy and can be rather benign.
Say I were to become the best state smasher in the room but you refused to give way to my superior strategies, methods, praxis, etc. In this case it would be coup detat time.
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