Mikhail Bakunin

Divide and conquer or divide and subdivide? How not to refight the First International – Mark Leier

A pamphlet by labour historian Mark Leier (author of Bakunin: The Creative Passion) which looks at the similarities and differences of the two leading figures of the First International, Mikhail Bakunin and Karl Marx. Leier suggests that the differences are often exaggerated by anarchists and Marxists alike, and that revolutionaries today can learn a great deal from both figures' strengths and weaknesses.

The Capitalist System - Mikhail Bakunin

This pamphlet is an excerpt from “The Knouto-Germanic Empire and the Social Revolution” and included in “The Complete Works of Michael Bakunin” under the title “Fragment.” Parts of the text were originally translated into English by G.P. Maximoff for his anthology of Bakunin’s writings, with missing paragraphs translated by Jeff Stein from the Spanish edition, Diego Abad de Santillan, trans. (Buenos Aires 1926) vol. III, pp. 181–196.

Bakunin – Miguel Amorós

Miguel Amorós on Bakunin and his legacy.

Dormant Seeds of 1848- John Hewetson

John Hewetson's analysis of the important lessons of the uprisings that threatened the rulers of Europe in 1848.

From A Hundred Years of Revolution: 1848 And After, edited by George Woodcock (Porcupine Press, London, 1948)

1848 The Year of Revolutions- George Woodcock

George Woodcock charts the events of the revolutionary wave that swept Europe in 1848. Assessing their political characters, their accomplishments and defeats.

Michael Bakunin - E. H. Carr

Though hostile, E. H. Carr's text on Bakunin (1937, republished with minor revisions in 1975) remains the standard biography of the man in the English language.

Statism and anarchy - Mikhail Bakunin

Containing his most fully-developed critique of Marx and his methods, Statism and Anarchy was Bakunin's only book-length publication in his lifetime.

Reflections on prophecy: a critical appreciation of Michael Bakunin's thought - Marc B. Young

A novel and somewhat unorthodox analysis of Bakunin's ideas, emphasizing his shared philosophical ground with Spinoza, his often misunderstood attitude to violence and religion, and his generous vision for humanity.

Karl Marx: the story of his life - Franz Mehring

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
'Karl Marx: The Story of His Life' (German: 'Karl Marx. Geschichte seines Lebens'), first published in German in 1918, is considered a classic amongst biographies of Marx. Written by Franz Mehring (1846-1919).

A Dialouge on Anarchy: An Imaginary Conversation Between Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin

MAURICE CRANSTON, born 1920, lectures on political science at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Freedom: a new social analysis; Human Rights Today; a biography of John Locke and a recent study of Sartre.