The Conquest of Bread (Working Classics #4) (Paperback)

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This book is a fundamental work of Kropotkin, one of the founding fathers of anarchism as it is understood nowadays by the majority of activists. It shows that naarchism does not equal chaos, but is a comfortable way for a society to exist.

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The fourth in AK Press' Working Classics series, The Conquest of Bread is Peter Kropotkin's most extensive study of human needs and his outline of the most rational and equi-table means of satisfying them. A combination of detailed historical analysis and far-reaching utopian vision, this is a step-by-step guide to social revolution: the concrete means of achieving it, and the world that humanity's "constructive genius" is capable of creating. Includes a new introduction that historically situates and discusses the contemporary relevance of Kropotkin's ideas.

About the Author

Peter Kropotkin (1842 -1921) was a Russian prince who became one of anarchism's most famous thinkers. His classic works include, Fields, Factories and Workshops; Memoirs of a Revolutionist; and Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781904859109
ISBN-10: 1904859100
Publisher: AK Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007
Pages: 241
Language: English
Series: Working Classics