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By Peter Kropotkin

ISBN-10: 0486478505

ISBN-13: 9780486478500

Born a Russian prince, Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) rejected his identify and wealth to spend his existence in pursuit of social justice and equality. His final significant paintings, The Conquest of Bread, surveys financial tools for the pride of human wishes. The 1892 treatise additionally outlines the innovative route to his imaginative and prescient of utopia: an anarchist communist society.

Kropotkin criticizes the results of feudalism and capitalism, noting that either platforms exacerbate poverty and advertise privilege, even in occasions of abundance. bringing up the human propensity towards voluntary cooperation, he proposes the institution of unfastened, self-sufficient anarchic communes and descriptions functional issues of creation and distribution. the writer helps his theories with examples from the French rebellions of 1789, 1848, and 1871, and his reasoning anticipates facets of twentieth-century revolutions in Russia, Germany, and Spain. At a time whilst many thinkers hired the hot Darwinian suggestion of “survival of the fittest” to justify their capitalist and imperialist targets, Kropotkin mentioned the old styles of humanity's top luck lower than cooperative situations. A century later, his monetary research is still clean and relevant.

Reprint of the Chapman & corridor, London, 1906 variation.

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