Top 10 Anarchists
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Top 10 Anarchists in terms of influence on theory of Anarchism through history. See also http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu and http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/bright/bright.html and https://web.archive.org/web/20021212014934/http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/history.html
Top 10 Anarchists
1. Mikhail Bakunin
Bakunin was founder of the modern anarchist movement. He was a Russian collectivist anarchist, a prominent member of the First International (International Working Mens Association). His most famous book length work is God and the State.
2. Peter Kropotkin
Peter Kropotkin was a Russian Anarchist and Anarcho-Communist. His most prominent works are Mutual Aid, Fields, Factories and Workshops and The Conquest of Bread.
3. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was a French anarchist. He was the first person to declare himself an anarchist using that term and is widely regarded as the ideology’s most influential theorist. His most famous works are What is Property? and The Philosophy of Poverty (also known as System of Economic Contradictions).
4. Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman was a Russian-born American Anarchist. Her most famous work is Anarchism and Other Essays. She founded and edited a publication called Mother Earth which was influential on anarchist feminism. She also wrote about her experience in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
5. Rudolf Rocker
Rudolf Rocker was a German anarchist. His most famous works are Nationalism and Culture, Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice and Pioneers of American Freedom.
6. Gustav Landauer
Gustav Landauer was one of the leading theorists on Anarchism in Germany. Books in English include Revolution and Other Writings, and Anarchism in Germany and Other Essays.
7. Alexander Berkman
Alexander Berkman was a leading member of the Anarchist movement. He was a Russian-born American anarchist. His most famous works are Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, The Bolshevik Myth, Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism. He was involved in the publication Mother Earth and also his own titled The Blast.
8. Errico Malatesta
Errico Malatesta was an Italian anarchist. Malatesta wrote and edited a number of radical newspapers and was also a friend of Mikhail Bakunin. He participated in the First International (IWMA). His most famous work is a pamphlet titled Anarchy.
9. Johann Most
Johann Most was a German-American anarchist who is notable for his association with propaganda of the deed.
10. Elisée Reclus
Elisée Reclus was a French anarchist. His most famous work is An Anarchist on Anarchy.