Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings

Anarchism A Collection of Revolutionary Writings Important writings by the leading theorist of anarchism including the brief but moving Spirit of Revolt Law and Authority an argument for social control through custom and education and other docu

  • Title: Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings
  • Author: Pyotr Kropotkin
  • ISBN: 9780486419558
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings

    Important writings by the leading theorist of anarchism, including the brief but moving Spirit of Revolt, Law and Authority, an argument for social control through custom and education, and other documents An invaluable addition to the libraries of instructors, students, and anyone interested in history, government, and anarchist thought.

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    1. James

      Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) was a member of the Russian aristocracy who became one of the leading theorists of anarchism. He spent most of his adult life in exile, mainly in England. This book is an anthology of his writings on anarchism. His view of anarchism is essentially idealistic , viewing it as a "natural phenomenon" (p 236). He was revolutionary, but opposed the excesses of the Russian Revolution, looking to a future where individuals could work in voluntary groups to accomplish their en [...]

    2. Ali

      "Şimdi en önemlisi, hedeflerimiz için kısa ve kesin bir ifade bulmak ve hangi yöne doğru ilerleyeceğimizi belirtmektir: Geleceği inşa ettiğimiz kadar, geçmişi yıkmak!"

    3. Morgan

      This was a rather interesting book to read. It lays out the principals and inspirations of anarchist thought fairly clearly. While Kropotkin doesn't write in an overly ornate or elaborate fashion, he also avoids oversimplifying his style to the point of simply being boring or insulting either. It's clear the author was passionate in his beliefs, and he does a very good job of laying out his plan for what an anarchist society should look like in clear and concrete terms, rather than simply leavin [...]

    4. Benjamin

      There is a bit about prisons in here that is great, and also one on ethics that is wonderful. I guess Kropotkin got pissed off cuz a bunch of anarchos were just 'borrowing' books from the anarchist book store and not bringing 'em back it's anarchy, dude! and he had to school 'em, so that's why his essay on ethics. ever since i read that, i've been noticing that some of the people most opposed to even talking about anarchism are the ones most likely to be breaking the rules in the system they sup [...]

    5. Ioli Psycchobuddha

      Amazing, even those most critical of anarchism will be swayed by Kropotkin's direct and arousing call to action . While reading this book, don't be surprised if you sit back for a few minutes wondering how smart a person can be. I recommend it to anyone beginning to get into political philosophy, regardless of their political inclinations. Using the science of evolution and morals, Kropotkin leads us towards a society which might not be as unatainable as previously thought

    6. Steven P.R.

      This is a solid book that lays down the fundamentals of Anarchist thought. Anarchism, in our own day, is stigmatized, and alludes to violence and chaos, but this is not what Kropotkin is defining. In his collection of essays, he is referring to a communal way of life where people govern and regulate their own actions, where they do not need the state/government to mediate their affairs. This book is ambitious and makes the case for a society without coercion, where people could look after themse [...]

    7. Neil

      I found this book not interesting. It was not the good experience for me.Or may be I don't believe in anarchism philosophy. Some times I feel that anarchism is a part of my thinking but after reading this book I certainly don't think so. The writer has passion in his writing and the hate for science and its misuse as well as growing inequalities on economic as well as social parameters are the best of his work. I will probably read this book again to understand in proper manner in the context of [...]

    8. Pritom Ghum

      এনলাইটমেন্ট এর ক্লাসিকাল উদারনীতি ধারা মানুষ সম্পর্কে যে গুরুত্বপূর্ন দুটি প্রত্যয় ঘোষণা করে, “মানুষ মাত্রই স্বাধীনতাকামী’ এবং “ মানুষ মাত্রই যৌক্তিক” তার সম্ভবত সর্বোচ্চ জ্ঞানতাত্ত্ব [...]

    9. Christopher Brennan

      Of course not everything in a book first published in 1927 will retain its currency but this holds up well. I'm not convinced that Kropotkin's anarchist communism (note lower case) is any more likely to work than any other version of communism. With 7.1 billion people the ship has sailed on stateless societies. Overall his concepts about what constitute freedom are solid and there is value in his exploration of anarchism from both a philosophical and a practical standpoint.

    10. Theshigen Navalingam

      Kropotkin takes the approach of a scientist in explaining anarchism. He uses examples from natural science to prove his point of view. The whole minor rant about individualism and the contradictory emphasis in it later on is a minor dent in this otherwise very solid book on one of the least understood political ideologies.

    11. Jared Harkness

      I mean some of it is pretty outdated. The areas where he uses science to ground his theories is admirable, but rely on evolutionary group selection, which I'm pretty sure is dismissed by most evolutionary biologists these days. Still, he's a great writer, and its well worth a read.

    12. Nico Battersby

      Interesting read, particularly the piece on the emergence of revolution. But I found Kropotkin too idealist - his ideas are not a true reflection of reality. This, however, is why we read; to broaden our minds

    13. Kafkasfriend

      An autobiography much more about his early life than his political life, covering the high speed adventurous youth of his mapping of Siberia, meeting with exiles and some hints at the abuses of the Tzar, so often ignored by the West.

    14. Mark Noce

      Don't be fooled by the title. You don't need to agree with everything in here to find it interesting and elements of it worthwhile.

    15. Pauline

      I was never a big philosophy buff, but I discovered Kropotkin in my AP European History reader. It's still a great read and one of the few philosophers I find to be an enjoyable read.

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