Synopses & Reviews
Jean Grave (1854-1939) was a leading French anarchist whose theoretical works and activity place him alongside such luminaries as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin. Drawing on various archival and library sources, Louis Patsouras traces the controversies and convictions that shaped the life and career of this extraordinary radical thinker, set within the fascinating socioeconomic context of Grave's time.
"A classic piece of historical writing, easy to read and excellently researched."—William Fishman, University of London, UK
"A conscientious study of the history of French anarchism in general, and of Jean Grave, in particular."—Le Mouvement Social
Louis Patsouras is Professor of History at Kent State University, and author of Simone Weil and the Socialist Tradition, The Crucible of Socialism, and Debating Marx.
Pays tribute to an anarchist tradition that continued in Simone Weil, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.