Pyotr Kropotkin


Born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
December 09, 1842

Died
February 08, 1921

Genre

Influences


Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (Пётр Алексеевич Кропоткин, other spelling: Peter Kropotkin, Pëtr Alekseevič Kropotkin, Pëtr Kropotkin), who described him as "a man with a soul of that beautiful white Christ which seems coming out of Russia." He wrote many books, pamphlets and articles, the most prominent being The Conquest of Bread and Fields, Factories and Workshops, and his principal scientific offering, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution. He was also a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition. ...more

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The Conquest of Bread

4.12 avg rating — 5,050 ratings — published 1892 — 89 editions
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Mutual Aid

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Anarchism: A Collection of ...

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Memoirs of a Revolutionist

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La Morale anarchiste

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An Appeal to the Young

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Fields, Factories and Works...

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The State: Its Historic Role

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More books by Pyotr Kropotkin…
“Prisons are universities of crime, maintained by the state.”
Peter Kropotkin, Russian And French Prison

“It is only those who do nothing who makes no mistake.”
Peter Kropotkin, Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings

“The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate every one's part in the production of the world's wealth.
All things are for all. Here is an immense stock of tools and implements; here are all those iron slaves which we call machines, which saw and plane, spin and weave for us, unmaking and remaking, working up raw matter to produce the marvels of our time. But nobody has the right to seize a single one of these machines and say, "This is mine; if you want to use it you must pay me a tax on each of your products," any more than the feudal lord of medieval times had the right to say to the peasant, "This hill, this meadow belong to me, and you must pay me a tax on every sheaf of corn you reap, on every rick you build."
All is for all! If the man and the woman bear their fair share of work, they have a right to their fair share of all that is produced by all, and that share is enough to secure them well-being. No more of such vague formulas as "The Right to work," or "To each the whole result of his labour." What we proclaim is The Right to Well-Being: Well-Being for All!”
Pyotr Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread

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