Peter Kropotkin

Memoirs of a revolutionist - Peter Kropotkin

A member of the Russian aristocracy and the best known of the revolutionaries before Lenin, Kropotkin originally serialized the story of his life and work for The Atlantic Monthly magazine, from September 1898 through September 1899, and when published in book form, it became his best known work.

From his privileged childhood to his role in upending the social order during the turmoil of the late-19th-century Europe, this is an extraordinary firsthand account of a fabled time and place, told by a writer of exquisite insight and talent.

Mutual aid and the foraging mode of thought: Re-reading Kropotkin on the Khoisan - Alan Barnard

This paper utilizes Kropotkin's notion of ‘mutual aid’ and examines specifically Kropotkin's ideas on ‘mutual aid among savages’ and his comments on Khoisan Bushman social organization in light of later ethnographic findings.

Peter Kropotkin's work offers an insight into the workings of pre-state as well as state societies. This paper utilizes Kropotkin's notion of ‘mutual aid’ and argues for a consideration of mode of thought (rather than mode of production), both in the analysis of certain kinds of stateless societies and in the analysis of differences between societies of differing levels of complexity.

Demanding the impossible?: Human nature and politics in nineteenth-century social anarchism

David Morland's text examining the relationship between anarchism's notion of human nature and its vision of a future stateless society by way of three 19th-century social anarchists: Proudhon, Bakunin and Kropotkin.

It demonstrates that social anarchism operates a conception of human nature that assumes the existence of both egoism and sociability, and therefore provides a realistic assessment of human nature.

Some reminiscences of Kropotkin - Alexander Berkman

Some personal notes by Russian-American anarchist Alexander Berkman on the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin.

It was about 1890, when the anarchist movement was still in its infancy in America. We were just a handful then, young men and women fired by the enthusiams of a sublime ideal, and passionately spreading the new faith among the population of the New York Ghetto. We held our gatherings in an obscure hall in Orchard Street, but we regarded our efforts as highly successful.

Video footage of Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral

A photograph from Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral, 13th February 1921.

Video footage of Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral which took place from 10th to 13th February, 1921. It was documented by 'Section of social chronicles of all-Russian cinema and photo publishing'.

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин; 9th December, 1842 – 8th February, 1921).

Revolutionary pamphlets - Peter Kropotkin

A selection of PDF pamphlets by Russian anarchist former Prince, Peter Kropotkin.

Kropotkin grew up in the midst of the struggle between the peasants and workers and the government. He was born a prince of the old nobility of Moscow, was trained as a page in the Emperor's court, and at twenty became an officer in the army. The discovery that he was engaged in revolutionary activities in St.

Spanish political prisoners - Syndicalist Workers Federation

Miguel Garcia, Barcelona, August 1979.

A pamphlet published by the Syndicalist Workers' Federation on the imprisonment of Spanish anarchists by the Franco regime (1970).

Mutual aid: a factor of evolution - Peter Kropotkin - audiobook

Mutual aid - a factor of evolution

Mutual aid: a factor of evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

It was first published by William Heinemann in London in October 1902. The individual chapters had originally been published in 1890-96 as a series of essays in the British monthly literary magazine, Nineteenth Century.

The conquest of bread - Peter Kropotkin - audiobook

Peter Kropotkin

In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the fallacies of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they create poverty and scarcity while promoting privilege. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

Kropotkin goes on to propose a more decentralised economic system based on mutual aid and voluntary cooperation, asserting that the tendencies for this kind of organisation already exist, both in evolution and in human society.

Wars and Capitalism

Russian anarchist, Peter Kropotkin writes of the part capitalism and industry plays in starting wars between two governments.