The Resource The conquest of bread, Peter Kropotkin

The conquest of bread, Peter Kropotkin

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The conquest of bread
Title
The conquest of bread
Statement of responsibility
Peter Kropotkin
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Language
eng
Summary
Born a Russian prince, Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) rejected his title and wealth to spend his life in pursuit of social justice and equality. His last major work, The Conquest of Bread, surveys economic methods for the satisfaction of human needs. The 1892 treatise also outlines the revolutionary path to his vision of utopia: an anarchist communist society. Kropotkin criticizes the effects of feudalism and capitalism, noting that both systems exacerbate poverty and promote privilege, even in times of abundance. Citing the human propensity toward voluntary cooperation, he proposes the establishment of free, self-sufficient anarchic communes and outlines practical considerations of production and distribution. The author supports his theories with examples from the French rebellions of 1789, 1848, and 1871, and his reasoning anticipates aspects of twentieth-century revolutions in Russia, Germany, and Spain. At a time when many thinkers employed the new Darwinian concept of "survival of the fittest" to justify their capitalist and imperialist goals, Kropotkin pointed out the historic patterns of humanity's best success under cooperative circumstances. A century later, his economic analysis remains fresh and relevant
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1842-1921
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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich
Dewey number
335/.83
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Communism
  • Anarchism
Target audience
adult
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The conquest of bread, Peter Kropotkin
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11606769
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780486311180
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT11606769
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11606769
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The conquest of bread, Peter Kropotkin
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11606769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486311180
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11606769
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11606769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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