The relation between anarchism and Friedrich Nietzsche has been ambiguous. Even though Nietzsche criticized anarchismIn Beyond Good and Evil (6.2:126) he refers to "anarchist dogs" his thought proved influential for many thinkers within what can be characterized as the anarchist movement. As such "There were many things that drew anarchists to Nietzsche: his hatred of the state; his disgust for the mindless social behavior of 'herds'; his anti-Christianity; his distrust of the effect of both the market and the State on cultural production; his desire for an 'übermensch' — that is, for a new human who was to be neither master nor slave." Spencer Sunshine, "Nietzsche and the Anarchists"