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) 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 Oscar Wilde, 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 Evolutio
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The Conquest of Bread

4.15 avg rating — 2,411 ratings — published 1892 — 113 editions
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Mutual Aid

4.21 avg rating — 1,493 ratings — published 1891 — 108 editions
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Anarchism: A Collection of ...

4.20 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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Memoirs Of A Revolutionist

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4.20 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 1899 — 40 editions
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La Morale anarchiste

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3.98 avg rating — 371 ratings — published 1889 — 10 editions
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An Appeal to the Young

4.10 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1880 — 13 editions
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Fields, Factories and Works...

4.04 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1899 — 32 editions
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Revolutionary Pamphlets

4.17 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
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The State: Its Historic Role

3.96 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1897 — 14 editions
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Anarşi Felsefesi - İdeali

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3.76 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1985 — 15 editions
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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

“Sometimes he would advise me to read poetry, and would send me in his letters quantities of verses and whole poems, which he wrote from memory. 'Read poetry,' he wrote: 'poetry makes men better.' How often, in my later life, I realized the truth of this remark of his! Read poetry: it makes men better.”
Peter Kropotkin, Memoirs Of A Revolutionist

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