Launch of Kropotkin's Mutual Aid
84b Whitechapel High Street
To mark the launch of Freedom Press's new edition of Peter Kropotkin's classic Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution,
Iain McKay (An Anarchist FAQ) will be discussing its relationship with modern evolutionary theory and anarchism.
From Iain McKay's Mutual Aid: An Introduction and Evaluation:
"Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid is usually, and rightly, called his masterpiece. While the high quality of all his work makes it hard to say whether this classic can be considered his best, it is fair to say that it is probably his most famous and one of his most widely read. Suffice to say, that it is rarely out of print testifies to its importance as well as the quality and timelessness of its message.
"It is often called an anarchist classic. This is not entirely accurate. Yes, it is a classic and it was written by an anarchist, indeed the leading anarchist thinker of the time. However, it is not a book about anarchism or anarchist theory. It is, first and foremost, a work of popular science..."