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The Conquest of bread

The Conquest of bread by Peter Kropotkin
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In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the fallacies of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they create poverty and scarcity while promoting privilege. He goes on to propose a more decentralised economic system based on mutual aid and voluntary cooperation, asserting that the tendencies for this kind of organisation already exist, both in evolution and in human society.

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The Conquest of Bread


Author of "Fields, Factories, and Workshops" "The Memoirs of a Revolutionist," Etc.





THE MAN (1842 1921):

Prince Peter Alexeivitch Kropotkin , revolutionary and scientist, was descended from the old Russian nobility, but decided, at the age of thirty, to throw in his lot with the social rebels not only of his own country, but of the entire world. He became the intellectual leader of Anarchist Communism; took part in the labor movement; wrote many books and pamphlets; established Le Révolté in Geneva and Freedom in London; contributed to the Encyclopedia Britannica ; was twice imprisoned because of his radical activities; and twice visited America. After the Bolshevist revolution he returned to Russia, kept himself apart from Soviet activities, and died true to his ideals.


The Conquest of Bread is a revolutionary idyl, a beautiful outline sketch of a future society based on liberty, equality and fraternity... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 20, 2016
Subject: Reader
This book is an essential read for all those wishing for greater understanding of the beliefs of the much misunderstood anarcho-communists.
Reviewer: - June 26, 2013
Subject: Reader
This is a rating of the reader, not the content of the book. I can't understand practically anything he says in English.

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