Marxism, freedom and the state - Mikhail Bakunin

Bakunin: I told you so

Part of the series https://libcom.org/library/works-mikhail-bakunin-reading-guide

This collection of extracts from the works of Mikhail Bakunin are taken from his writings touching on his controversy with Marx over the nature of the state and its role in the liberation of the international working class.

Submitted by libcom on April 4, 2005

Written between 1867 and 1872, many of Bakunin's predictions about the outcome of following the authoritarian communist road have been proven valid by the actions of Leninist tyrants across the world.

Marxism, Freedom and the State
Translated and Edited with a Foreword and Biographical Sketch by K. J. Kenafick

Scanned in and put in HTML format by Greg Alt 1996
HTML re-formatting Dana Ward 1999

TO THE MEMORY OF
J. W. (Chummy) FLEMING
WHO, FOR NEARLY SIXTY YEARS
UPHELD THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
AT THE YARA BANK OPEN AIR FORUM
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
-- K. J. Kenafick

Comments

Steven.

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on September 4, 2012

Bump, as I have added an awesome image to these texts

Arbeiten

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Arbeiten on September 4, 2012

yeah love this image, and the text actually.

medwards

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by medwards on September 5, 2012

Lordy y'all have stirred up the apologists on facebook something fierce with this one.

syndicalist

9 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on January 7, 2015

Always liked this booklet

syndicalist

9 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on January 7, 2015

I never quite understood what Bakunin meant by " materialism" and "determinism" as being separate and distinct from the (small m) marxian view of same

augustynww

9 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by augustynww on January 7, 2015

syndicalist

I never quite understood what Bakunin meant by " materialism" and "determinism" as being separate and distinct from the (small m) marxian view of same

Bakunin's materialism is naturalist (like in natural sciences), marxian historical materialism is anthropocentrist. Bakunin's determinism is also naturalist, broader and social, marxian determinism is economical one.