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1927. The collected writings of Peter Kropotkin. Kropotkin grew up in the midst of the struggle between the peasants and workers and the government. He was born a prince of the old nobility of Moscow, was trained as a page in the Emperor's court, and at twenty became an officer in the army. The discovery that he was engaged in revolutionary activities in St. Petersburg whi ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1968)
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Peter Kropotkin was a from a noble Rusian family. He was a naturalist and a political activist--and one of the leading Russian anarchist thinkers and actors. This book is a compilation of his "revolutionary pamphlets." These run the gamut from his Encyclopedia Britannica article on anarchism (not sure I'd call that revolutionaey, appearing in such a staid publication!) to essays on anarchist morality. There are essays on prisons, law and authority, the Russian Revolution and consequent Soviet go ...more
So far This seminal Anarchist is expanding my view of how socialism could have engaged so many in revolutionary action and still is a powerful force that is attractive for many. His hard line Anarchism is pretty idealistic and I love that it is so far just that An Ideal, but one to engage with.
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (Пётр Алексеевич Кропоткин) was a geographer, a zoologist, and one of Russia's foremost anarchists. One of the first advocates of anarchist communism, Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government. Because of his title of prince, he was known by some as "the Anarchist Prince". Some contemporaries saw him as leading a near perfect life, including O ...moreMore about Pyotr Kropotkin...