Auteur: Morris, Brian
Titel: The Anarchist Geographer
Sub titel: An introduction to the life of Peter Kropotkin
Prince Peter (Pyotr Alexeivich) Kropotkin was born into the wealthy Russian aristocracy in 1842, but chose to identify himself with the suffering of the workers and peasants. He became a convinced anarchist, opposed to the power of the state, after witnessing the brutality of the Tsarist regime. Imprisoned twice, he spent most of his life in exile. In his writings and speeches, he strove to bring about revolution by the Russian people themselves, hoping that local peasant communes would govern themselves in Russia. The arrival of Bolshevism dashed these hopes, but Kropotkinís ideas were influential, inside and outside Russia. A geographer by profession, Kropotkin was also a forerunner of todayís ecologists with his love and understanding of nature. He was one of the first to challenge Darwinís theory of the survival of the fittest in evolution, suggesting instead in his influential `Mutual Aid' (London, 1902) that human beings and other creatures also co-operate to survive.
2007, 120 pag., Euro 16,5
Genge Press, Minehead, Sommerset, ISBN 9780954904333
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