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The Conquest of Bread (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)

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Born a Russian prince, Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) rejected his title and wealth to spend his life in pursuit of social justice and equality. His last major work, The Conquest of Bread, surveys economic methods for the satisfaction of human needs. The 1892 treatise also outlines the revolutionary path to his vision of utopia: an anarchist communist society.

Kropotkin criticizes the effects of feudalism and capitalism, noting that both systems exacerbate poverty and promote privilege, even in times of abundance. Citing the human propensity toward voluntary cooperation, he proposes the establishment of free, self-sufficient anarchic communesand outlines practical considerations of production and distribution. The author supports his theories with examples from the French rebellions of 1789, 1848, and 1871, and his reasoning anticipates aspects of twentieth-century revolutions in Russia, Germany, and Spain. At a time when many thinkers employed the new Darwinian concept of "survival of the fittest" to justify their capitalist and imperialist goals, Kropotkin pointed out the historic patterns of humanity's best success under cooperative circumstances. A century later, his economic analysis remains fresh and relevant.

Synopsis:

Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this work promotes an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. A century after its initial publication, it remains fresh and relevant.

Synopsis:

Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this 1892 treatise examines human needs and the economic means to satisfy them. Kropotkin rejects capitalism in favor of anarchist market economy, consisting of free, self-sufficient communes. He draws upon historic examples to illustrate his fresh, ever-relevant economic analysis.

Synopsis:

Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this is a study of human needs and the economic means to satisfy them. Kropotkin regarded capitalism's concentration of wealth as the root of poverty, proposing instead an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. His economic analysis remains fresh and relevant.

About the Author

Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) rejected his aristocratic birthright and the inequalities of Russian society to pursue a philosophy of nonviolent anarchism based on mutual aid.

Table of Contents

I Our Riches
II Well-Being for All
III Anarchist Communism
IV Expropriation
V Food
VI Dwelling
VII Clothing
VIII Ways and Means
IX The Need for Luxury
X Agreeable Work
XI Free Agreement
XII Oblections
XIII The Collectivist Wages System
XIV Consumption and Production
XV The Division of Lsabour
XVI The Decentralization of Industry
XVII Agriculture
Notes
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486478500
Author:
Kropotkin, Peter
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich
Subject:
Anarchism
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
philosophical anarchism
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in

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Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this work promotes an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. A century after its initial publication, it remains fresh and relevant.
"Synopsis" by ,
Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this 1892 treatise examines human needs and the economic means to satisfy them. Kropotkin rejects capitalism in favor of anarchist market economy, consisting of free, self-sufficient communes. He draws upon historic examples to illustrate his fresh, ever-relevant economic analysis.
"Synopsis" by , Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this is a study of human needs and the economic means to satisfy them. Kropotkin regarded capitalism's concentration of wealth as the root of poverty, proposing instead an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. His economic analysis remains fresh and relevant.
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