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The Great Anarchists

The Great Anarchists

Ideas and Teachings of Seven Major Thinkers

Benjamin Tucker (Contributor); William Godwin (Contributor); Max Stirner (Contributor); Mikhail Bakunin (Contributor); Leo Tolstoy (Contributor); Pierre Joseph Proudhon (Contributor); Peter Kropotkin (Contributor); Paul Eltzbacher (Editor)

  • Publisher: Dover
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 320
  • Released: Dec 17, 2004
  • ISBN-13: 9780486436326


This classic comparative study examines the thoughts of seven major writers on the subject of anarchy, using their own words to define the concept of anarchism, with subsidiary investigations of their ideology on the subjects of law, the State, and property. Three-quarters of this book consists of classified quotations from the seven writers—Godwin, Proudhon, Stirner, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Tucker, and Tolstoy; the author's incisive commentary on each forms the balance of the text. An excellent introduction to anarchist theory and a convenient reference, this volume features a chronological presentation that clearly illustrates the theory's historical development. Translation by Steven T. Byington. With an appendix and index.

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