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La Conuête du Pain review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Í [Reading] ➺ La Conuête du Pain Author Pyotr Kropotkin – The Conuest of Bread is Peter Kropotkin's most detailed description of the ideal society embodying anarchist communism and of the social revolution that was to achieve it Marshall ShatThe Conuest of Bread is Peter Kropotkin's most detailed description of the ideal society embodying anarchist communism and of the social revolution that was to achieve it Ma. Introduction Notes by David PriestlandFurther Reading The Conuest of Bread Notes

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Rshall Shatz's introduction to this edition traces Kropotkin's evolution as an anarchist from his origins in the Russian aristocracy to his disillusionment with the Russian. This book was thoroughly disappointing especially after reading Memoirs of a Revolutionist which was an incredible book This book however was pretty much a 279 page rant about what a perfect society would look like and what was wrong with the industrialized world at that time rather than how these things could realistically be achieved One reason for this is as Kropotkin points out was that these anarchist ideals could be achieved rather easily once some great revolution had occurred Humanity only need to catch a glimpse of some efficient anarchist organization and they would fall in line It's strange then that Kropotkin gives example after example of where anarchist principles already exist in organizations of that period be it the Red Cross various communes the British Life Boat Association Russian peasant communes the Royal Society of Zoology etc I wonder if these organizations were so well founded and it would only take humanity glimpsing them during a period of revolution why then did the French not turn to anarchism in 1793 1848 or 1871 For that matter with the Soviets of the Russian Revolution that decided things in consensus and ran their factories and farms efficiently without outside intervention particularly of the State such as the Kronstadt sailors why was anarchism so easily defeated by state sponsord Communism The answer lies in the fact that people are fully engrossed in the systems that they are a part of Just because the oppressors and their tools are shattered does not mean that people stop thinking in certain manners and change towards whichever way the wind blows Humanity is cultured and steeped in systems of capitalism and state run systems to the point where are very cities are designed upon the premise of the good of the state as Kropotkin points out Why then would he expect people to readily abandon that system when they have had little education to the contrary and even if they do try to change the status uo they will be unfamiliar with the systems of anarchism until they are fully educated in them This can be seen in the case of Occupy Wall Street And in Occupy Wall Street one can see why his simplistic prognosis for revolution being a sudden and necessary cure all failed While organizers of the movement in various cities did attempt to make some form of change they were often stymied by a lack of knowledge of their own consensus system General Assembly and that made it all too easy for those with enough will to wreck havoc on the organizational structure especially when no one involved even seemed to be aware that the movement was fundamentally anarchist at least outside of New York So when I read Kropotkin's ideas about a spontaneous committee arising to address the cities need for food and supply I do have to laugh In reality this would become so complicated even if it did happen there would surely be so much infighting among organizations and power players that nothing of value would have gotten done Kropotkin himself must have seen this system fall apart during his last days in the Russian Revolution I wish this book would have been better but as it stands it is a lot of pie in the sky BS

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La Conuête du PainRevolution The volume also includes a number of his shorter writings including a hitherto untranslated chapter from his classic La Conuête Kindle Memoirs of a Revolutioni. I like this dissertation uite a bit Startling to me Kropotkin sometimes called 'the Father of Anarchism' I was expecting an incoherent hate filled screed Well there is an occasional exclamation mark when he hones one of his arguments to a particularly fine point But otherwise this is a well tempered and calmly considered treatise on the great good commonsense found in socialism Kropotkin says pretty much the same things I say in advance of socialism when challenged by libertarians and other 'self made' men I'm pleased to learn I've unconsciously been echoing some of his best points At the heart of Kropotkin is merely this an eagerness for fairness It's simple elouent and compelling If in the circumstance that some or many men are starving to death for the lack of bread what businessman has any 'right' to grow rich from this Who imagines they have the foremost privilege to maintain their wealthy lifestyle when others are in dire extremity Just as a metaphor mind you what financial baron can say they 'own' all the bakeries and all the ovens No one has the right to force other men to starve But Kropotkin doesn't advocate coercion or force This writer reminds us that socialism differs from an authoritative communist State seizing all our goods for the public weal For fully half the book Kropotkin reminds us of nothing else save mere facts Remember communal living was the way of all of man's most far flung societies up until the late 170os; harmoniously run communities were the way of the world for much longer extant than the towering egocentric money making systems that yoke our necks today Comparatively speaking the Industrial Revolution the rise of 'great fortunes' have only recently replaced the natural order Moreover communal living still demonstrates a thriving success anywhere it is left alone by capitalists to operate on its own and without hindrance So there's nothing to fear in socialist communities the core impetus is making sure we ALL have food and shelter You would call this 'anarchy' Kropotkin a frenzied jabbering bomb hurler I'm sure every mendacious wealth hoarding backstabbing throat cutting speculator out there would love to hear this confirmed; but the truth is Kropotkin is deadly to their slimy aims without ever once raising his voice He speaks of revolution yes but the real revolution is the one we need to take place in our hearts not outside in our streets And he has it to offer Just stop the selfishness and the luxuries Your neighbor is not your enemy We sink or we swim together We get nowhere by preying on each other That's all he's asserting