What, exactly, do anarchists want?
It’s easier to say what they don’t want. Unlike other political movements that define themselves by what they support—like republicanism, fascism, or monarchism—anarchism is defined by what it rejects. Namely, any authority that’s imposed from above. Instead of a formal state with police and laws, anarchists envision a society in which small groups govern themselves by consensus. The functions that we now associate with the government, like mail, defense, and education, would be handled on a cooperative basis. The anarchist paradise would look very much like a set of independently run communes.
From What do anarchists want from us? – By Brian Palmer – Slate Magazine
Small independently running communes. How is that different from a collection of villages in the 3rd world?