The Change in My Thinking - Kōtoku Shūsui


E-booklet of the 1907 article by Kōtoku Shūsui that launched an anarchist tendency among members and allies of the first Japan Socialist Party, translated into English.

E-booklet description: The classic article by Kōtoku Shūsui that launched the anarchist movement in Japan. In The Change in My Thinking, Kōtoku, one of Japan's foremost socialists in the late Meiji period, laid out the reasons for his move toward anarchism, his insistence that "direct action" is the only way to truly realize a social revolution, and his plea for his socialist comrades to re-consider their strategy of prioritizing parliamentary power. This translation featues an introduction by Michael H. Brown, extensive annotations, and Kōtoku's own preface that accompanied the original essay.



1 month ago

Submitted by Steven. on April 23, 2024

This is fantastic! Could somebody also add the text version to this entry so it's easier to read online?