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The Conquest of Bread by Pyotr Kropotkin
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Nov 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: labor, politics, non-fiction

An amazingly clear and down-to-earth text for one trying to pronounce an entirely alternative form of social organization. I had harbored somewhat negative connotations of Kropotkin prior to this (not really sure where they came from), and so found myself pleasantly surprised. In general, the book serves as a reminder of the principles that classical political economy is founded upon, and how different economic theory can look if we challenge those principles by focusing not only on the ways that humans compete against one another, but also upon how they cooperate with one another (and the evidence says we do the latter just as naturally as the former).
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