A red circle-A, the anarchist symbol. The best known present day symbol for anarchy. It is a monogram that consists of the capital letter "A" surrounded by the capital letter "O". The "A" derived from the word anarchy, and the "O is derived from order. Together they stand for "Anarchy is the mother of Order," the first part of a Proudhon quotation.Anarchy means no rules (no ruler).