This text is the collective statement of the participants of the 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BASK) in Mostar which took place at the beginning of September, 2014. It is an important statement in light of recent and seemingly rising apologetics among anarchists and the anti-authoritarian left regarding nationalism.
The young Edgar Bauer (1820-1886) was credited by Gustav Landauer and Max Nettlau for founding the anarchist tradition in Germany. The following is a selection from his 'Der Streit der Kritik mit Kirche und Staat' (1843), pp. 260-269. After the failed 1848 revolutions Bauer renounced radicalism and his former left-Hegelianism, became an informant for the Danish police, and ultimately founded his own conservative journal, Kirchliche Blätter.