The opposite of an anarchist. Shevek refers to many Urrasti as “archists,” who attempt to stamp out revolution and contrarian thought.
Archist Term Timeline in The Dispossessed
The timeline below shows where the term Archist appears in The Dispossessed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Anarresti society is designed to stifle the individual mind. Bedap sees the PDC as an archist bureaucracy, which has contributed to the spiritual suffering of many Anarresti. After sitting in silence... (full context)
...as being against Odonian ideals and says that they are behaving “in the way that archist critics always predicted people would behave in a society without laws: with total irresponsibility towards... (full context)