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The Conquest of Bread (Kobo eBook)

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“The Conquest of Bread” is an 1892 work by Peter Kropotkin. Kropotkin outlines what he believes are the main problems with both feudalism and capitalism, and explains why they require and encourage poverty and scarcity through the description of a future society based on liberty, equality and fraternity. A must-read for those with an interest in anarchy, communism, or libertarianism. Contents include: “Our Riches”, “Well-Being for All”, “Anarchist Communism”, “Expropriation”, “Food”, “Dwellings”, “Clothing”, “Ways and Means”, “The Need for Luxury”, “Agreeable Work”, “Free Agreement”, “Objections”, “The Collectivist Wages System”, “Consumption and Production”, “The Division of Labour”, etc. Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842–1921) was a Russian writer, activist, revolutionary, economist, scientist, sociologist, essayist, historian, researcher, political scientist, geographer, geographer, biologist, philosopher and advocate of anarcho-communism. He was a prolific writer, producing a large number of pamphlets and articles, the most notable being “The Conquest of Bread and Fields, Factories and Workshops” and “Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution”. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an excerpt from “Comrade Kropotkin” by Victor Robinson.