Elieving anarchism is synonymous with chaos and home made bombs I think the depth of a collection of essays like this would raise some eyebrows A man of passion for freedom and justicealthough sadly an anti semite too Good selection of bits a cross section of Bakunin s interests and moods This book shot through my mind like a ray of light It was a confirmation than a baptismBakunin was an Utopian a Romantic but he was also a true Visionary What would he think of Occupy the World today I m not sureBut I do now this there was a time for a Revolution and that time is gone Unless Decent book First of
Its Kind In English Follwing kind in english follwing State by Dover i will attempt to read this book sometime in the next ten years Through reading this i understand better Anarchism as a Socialist and Enlightenment project which i should really of tried to better comprehend years ago This is an edited compilation of Bakunin s thought and once finished i walked away with a great deal of respect for his writings and even a little for his agenda It s all about the Socialist revolution here though of course for Bakunin his socialism is Anarchism or what has latter become nown as Anarchist Syndicalism still the focus is on creating a new and better society so for me he is primarily a Socialist thinker But as such his virtues lie in his anti socialism in his attention to practical reality rather than idealism in his distrus. Published in 1973 material left unfinished or in his attention to practical reality rather than idealism in his distrus. Published in 1973 material left unfinished or at the time of Bakunin's dea.
Sam Dolgoff ☆ 9 reviewI must say Not for what he says
but what he t he tended towhat he doesn t He tended to his own ideas a lot which are of course the state must be destroyed not
Reformed Revolution Must Be Decentralized And Spontaneousrevolution must be decentralized and spontaneous the masses of people not handed down by a privileged elite but also simplistic and formulaic Overall Bakunin s writings are not very useful in contexts beyond the theoretical and philosophical and you can take them as guiding and grounding principles rather than any ind of program for revolutionary actionThen again there s some important stuff here especially about Bakunin s relationship with Marx and other socialists of his day the nature of the First International being especially interesting Recommended but not by much I read this years ago It s dense and a little boring at times but this is one of the most influential texts on contemporary anarchism Anyone unfamiliar with the ideology should probably avoid it but anyone who wants to further their understanding of the sharp development of anarchist philosophy during the Age of the Enlightenment may want to give it a read It unfortunately lost influence as fascism Adam Smith s idea of capitalism now abandoned and Marxism rose to prominence Shame really because if you spend any amount of time thinking about what democracy should be you ll eventually arrive at anarchismYou ll never find anything on this subject at school and will grow up M the works of the founder of anarchism It includes translations of published and un. .
This book really drew my interests as it contains Bakunin s National Catechism and Revolutionary Catechism which depicts their ideal model for a revolutionary socialist aka Anarchist society which is where my 1 complaint comes in For some reason many of the points of Revolutionary Catechism are cut off I had to do some digging to find out what the first one of the first chapter is it isI Object of the Society1 The object of this society is the world wide triumph of the Principle of Revolution as a result of the radical dissolution of all religious political economic and social organizations and institutions currently existing and the reconstitution of first European society and next the entire world on the bases of liberty reason justice
and labour2 Such a project will reuire a long term effort Thelabour2 Such a project will reuire a long term effort The will therefore be designed to continue for an indefinite period and will cease to exist only on the day when its principle triumphs throughout the whole worldsource Why is it cut off Who nowsBesides this this is a great anthology of his theoretical texts Including a surprising one directed to the feminism within his writings There s no escaping classical anarchism being boring and the fact that anything written before the 20th century is laaaaaaaaaaaaaaame Collection of *some of Bakunin s most important writings and essays Having not really read much Bakunin before * of Bakunin s most important writings and essays Having not really read much Bakunin before m a little disappointed. When originally published this was the first comprehensive collection in English fro. .