Burnett Bolloten "The Grand Camouflage: The Spanish Civil war and revolution". page 76

The fact that these forces were distasteful to some anarchist leaders only emphasizes the cleavage between doctrine and practice. If, theoretically, the CNT and FAI were opposed to the state dictatorship advocated by the Marxists, they nevertheless established in countless localities, with the aid of vigilance groups and revolutionary tribunals, a multiplicity of parochial dictatorships, which they exercised in naked form not only against priests and landowners, moneylenders and merchants, but in many cases against small tradesmen and farmers.

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