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An Appeal to the Young

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  111 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Εμείς όλοι που υποφέρουμε, αποτελούμε ένα τεράστιο πλήθος που κανείς δεν μπορεί να υπολογίσει. Είμαστε σαν ωκεανός που μπορεί τα πάντα να σκεπάσει. Η θέληση μας λείπει. Όταν θα αποκτήσουμε τη θέληση, μια στιγμή θα είναι αρκετή για να αποδοθεί δικαιοσύνη...

Pyotr Kropotkin (Απόσπασμα από το βιβλίο)
Published 1880
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Marts  (Thinker)
Introduction to Kropotkin's 1880 pamphlet, "It is to the young that I wish to address myself today. Let the old — I mean of course the old in heart and mind — lay the pamphlet down therefore without tiring their eyes in reading what will tell them nothing..."
This can be read online at the Anarchist Library:
May 10, 2014 Lucas rated it really liked it
Shelves: anarchism
Kropotkin never fails to inspire action with his prophetic style. Despite being written a century ago his words still ring true and should be read by anyone who considers themselves on the political left. This short pamphlet is a great place to start learning about anarchism as Kropotkin saw it.e
Devon Giguere
Jun 27, 2015 Devon Giguere rated it it was amazing
An Appeal to the Young is a very inspiring work that demonstrates the passionate writing that embodies Kropotkin's works. If you desire to gain an understanding of anarchism, then this may not be the best thing to read. I would recommend his Mutual Aid and The Conquest of Beard. However, this work is really inspiring and should be read by the youth. He talks about how we should do something of value by helping the revolution. I would recommend it to anyone that is a teenager or young adult. Espe ...more
Paul Bond
May 12, 2012 Paul Bond rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
How do you get people to dedicate their lives to Big Issues? By demonstrating that unless society is fixed, each person's day-to-day is doomed to failure. That's certainly Kropotkin's approach here. He asks the would-be doctor what drug can be prescribed for workers ground down by poverty; the scientist how his discoveries will ever be applied except in service of luxury; the lawyer how he can defend the poor, who really do (and should) break property laws (that are unjust). Instead, Kropotkin u ...more
Jul 07, 2015 Junkle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Αν και αναφερεταί πιο πολύ στην πρώιμη καπιταλιστική κοινωνία παραμένει, εξίσου, ένα επίκαιρο δοκίμιο προς κάθε νέο άνθρωπο!
Christopher Trader
Apr 09, 2016 Christopher Trader rated it it was amazing
A brilliant and stirring essay on the reality of experienced oppression.
Apr 04, 2010 Caligula rated it liked it
A short essay where Kropotkin tells the new generations (doctors, scientists, etc.) to put their talents at the service of the working class.

Well written and to the point, but also rather predictable. Don't expect big surprises.

A quote about how industrial advances affect labourers: "every new invention only makes his slavery heavier, his labor more degrading, the periods of slack work more frequent, the crisis sharper, and that the man who already has every conceivable pleasure for himself is t
Mar 27, 2014 nfty rated it liked it
Ok-ish Propoganda.
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Jan 18, 2016 Vi MacDonald rated it liked it
Jonathan Cromwell
This is Kropotkin's plead for the people to unite using Socialism as a wepon to fight the rich and powerful and cause insurrection within the Russia. While technically not politically an Anarchist piece, their is a lot of radical spirit here. (hence my shelving choice)
I felt this was a very well written pamphlet tho devoid of many facts or study's of any kind. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is my personal opinion of Socialism. Dominion is dominion! Even when it's social.
Zach Boyle
May 09, 2014 Zach Boyle rated it really liked it
I disagree with the author, but a little less dogmatic than Marx and others.
Dec 25, 2012 Joredos rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anarchy
Good appeal but continue to be invalid.Nowadays people are the same sheeps .Anarchy is applied only when there is smart people.The society is on standby for that...actually fro thousands of years.
Oct 17, 2013 Nishant rated it it was amazing
Read it and then tell me if you are not convinced with the ideas of this man. The greatest Anarchist literature I have read .
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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 ...more
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