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La Conuête du PainThe Conuest of Bread is Peter Kropotkin's most detailed description of the ideal society embodying anarchist communism and of the social revolution that was to achieve it Ma Uplifting light and truly enjoyable While I stand by an earlier assertion that best way to learn about anarchism nowadays is through radical permaculture ecologists and intersectional women of color feminists I was surprised to find The Conuest of Bread is really worth reading too In terms of your old white European male anarcho communists Kropotkin is the go to guy; I'd put him ahead of Emma Goldman for timid students of anarchist theory since he focuses on practicalities and vision of the future while she brings instead critiue of the present and passionate calls to arms Feel free to skim the pages of statistics and outdated examples Kropotkin uses to support his hypothesesAccording to Kropotkin the means to conuer bread is permaculture intensive small scale urban soil building ecologically efficient agriculture based on an scientific assessment of what are the needs of all and what are the means of satisfying them steps one and two an ecological design process He calls for doing the least amount of work necessary to meet material needs echoed in the present by both anarchists and permaculturalists with all participating in labor so that that everyone may have free time and energy to pursue passions like science art music writing etc etc etc the enjoyable productivity that Kropotkin reminds us so many people take up when they have time freed from draining work weeks The aim in his words is to Produce the greatest amount of goods necessary to the well being of all with the least possible waste of human energy Elegantly efficientThere are other lessons in here Kropotkin argues in favor of free association and diversity and decentralization of production and against coercion and centralized authority always with examples and evidence to support his claims but also always with a heartfelt uplifting of human creativity inclinations toward kindness and mutual support and general respect for the mass of people being competent and able Finally he argues for the need for luxury It is this acknowledgement of the importance of happiness that I think makes Kroptkin and anarchism so much embedded in reality than other social theories including capitalism's pursuit of competitive self interest We want bread but we want roses too Kropotkin says start there with our needs and desires and then figure out the best means of meeting themFor the A book club

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Book Ä La Conuête du Pain 304 pages ✓ Pyotr kropotkin ✓ [Read] ➲ La Conuête du Pain By Pyotr Kropotkin – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The Conuest of Bread is Peter Kropotkin's most detailed description of the ideal society embodying anarchist communism and of the social revolution that was to achiRshall Shatz's introduction to this edition traces Kropotkin's evolution as an anarchist from his origins in the Russian aristocracy to his disillusionment with the Russian I now know how to find bread

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Revolution The volume also includes a number of his shorter writings including a hitherto untranslated chapter from his classic La Conuête PDF or Memoirs of a Revolutionist Kropotkin is interesting and his ideas on a socialist form of anarchism are a road not taken I don't know if people can take that road but it is worthy of consideration States often even under socialism and social democracy often replicate many of the things people dislike about capitalism sometimes in a worse form However it is hard to imagine an alternative but maybe we should