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On Anarchism

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s/t: Selected works by the activist-founder of world anarchism
Paperback, 453 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Black Rose Books (first published 1972)
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Rupert Dreyfus
Jul 12, 2015 Rupert Dreyfus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: politics, filosofia
I read this years ago. It's dense and a little boring at times, but this is one of the most influential texts on contemporary anarchism. Anyone unfamiliar with the ideology should probably avoid it, but anyone who wants to further their understanding of the sharp development of anarchist philosophy during the Age of the Enlightenment may want to give it a read. It unfortunately lost influence as fascism, Adam Smith's idea of capitalism (now abandoned) and Marxism rose to prominence. Shame really ...more
Jun 03, 2015 Mr_wormwood rated it liked it
Through reading this i understand better Anarchism as a Socialist and Enlightenment project, which i should really of tried to better comprehend years ago. This is an edited compilation of Bakunin's thought, and once finished, i walked away with a great deal of respect for his writings and even a little for his agenda. It's all about the Socialist revolution here, though of course for Bakunin his socialism is Anarchism, or what has latter become known as Anarchist Syndicalism, still the focus is ...more
Oct 16, 2007 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Collection of some of Bakunin's most important writings and essays. Having not really read much Bakunin before, I'm a little disappointed, I must say. Not for what he says, but what he doesn't.

He tended to repeat his own ideas a lot, which are of course valid (the state must be destroyed, not reformed; revolution must be decentralized and spontaneous by the masses of people, not handed down by a privileged elite), but also simplistic and formulaic. Overall, Bakunin's writings are not very usefu
Mel Bossa
Nov 10, 2011 Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 0005-philosophy
This book shot through my mind like a ray of light. It was a confirmation more than a baptism...Bakunin was an Utopian, a Romantic, but he was also a true Visionary. What would he think of Occupy the World today? I'm not sure...But I do know this: there was a time for a Revolution and that time is gone. Unless...
Ruhat alp
Aug 30, 2012 Ruhat alp rated it really liked it
“Tüm yaşamın keşfolunmaz ve edebiyen yaratıcı kaynağı olduğu için yıkan ve imha eden edebi ruha güvenin. Yıkma yaratma tutkusudur.”

aldanmış,yarınsız,yabancı,sürüden,herkes gibi olmaktansa illegal ve put yıkıcı olmak en iyisi.
yüzyıla ölü doğmuş...
Jan 17, 2008 Mitch rated it really liked it
Decent book. First of its kind in english, follwing "God & State" by Dover.
Michael Trup
Mar 18, 2013 Michael Trup rated it really liked it
A man of passion for freedom and justice...although sadly an anti-semite too.
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Aug 18, 2007 Martha added it
i will attempt to read this book sometime in the next ten years.
Jan 03, 2008 Careuhhline rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone drowning in a pit of boredom
Recommended to Careuhhline by: kris x
There's no escaping classical anarchism being boring and the fact that anything written before the 20th century is laaaaaaaaaaaaaaame
Jesse Cohn
Sep 08, 2007 Jesse Cohn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anarchism
Good selection of bits -- a cross section of Bakunin's interests and moods.
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Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Бакунин; 30 May 1814 – 1 July 1876) was a well-known Russian revolutionary and philosopher, theorist of collectivist anarchism. He has also often been called the father of anarchist theory in general. ...more
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