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The Conquest Of Bread

By: Peter Kropotkin
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Russian anarcho-communist author Peter Kropotkin published The Conquest of Bread, also known as The Bread Book, in 1892.
Kropotkin contends that since all intellectual and useful property was produced via social labor, it should be considered common property. Since every person depends on the intellectual and physical labor of those who came before them as well as those who created the environment around them, every individual product is fundamentally the work of everyone.
Kropotkin creates an illustration of what he imagines an anarcho-communist society may be. He cites the enormous levels of productivity attained by current industrial civilization as proof that such a society is feasible. He contends that sufficient amounts of the necessities are generated to meet everyone's wants; if only they were correctly distributed, no one would have any unfulfilled demands.
According to Kropotkin, if given the opportunity to labor independently and the assurance of material security, people will work freely in cooperative factories that produce clothing or in communal gardens. He warns against the concentration of industry by the state, advises against more authoritarian socialism, and asserts that any revolution must ensure that workers and revolutionaries have access to food and freedom.

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Peter Kropotkin

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, a Russian anarchist, socialist, revolutionary, historian, physicist, philosopher, and activist who promoted anarcho-communism, lived from 9 December 1842 to 8 February 1921. He was born in Moscow to an illustrious line of Russian princes. His father, Major General Prince Alexei Petrovich Kropotkin, was from the Rurik dynasty's Smolensk branch. Kropotkin, who came from a wealthy land-owning family, went to a military academy and then served as an officer in Siberia, where he took part in several geological investigations. For his activities, he was sent to prison in 1874, but he was able to escape two years later. The following 41 years were spent in exile for him in Switzerland, France, and England. He lectured and wrote a lot about geography and anarchism when he was exiled. After the 1917 Russian Revolution, Kropotkin went back to Russia, but the Bolshevik government let him down. After residing in Moscow for a year, Kropotkin relocated to the town of Dmitrov in May 1918, where he passed away on February 8, 1921, from pneumonia at the age of 78. He was laid to rest in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 221 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357481702
  • ISBN-13: 9789357481700
  • Item Weight: 265.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics ,Fiction / Literary