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The Conquest of Bread
The Conquest of Bread | Peter Kropotkin
Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this work promotes an anarchist market economy a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. A century after its initial publication, it remains fresh and relevant.
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Librarian199509
The Conquest of Bread | Peter Kropotkin
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Just finished the essay on luxury. I've always viewed working for a public library as a socialist/anarchist/left-of-left thing in today's society but good to know Kropotkin would agree that doing so as a trade off for easy access to books is also one 😂

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An absolute must read for anyone interested in Leftist political theory (I know how dry that sounds)
https://thebreadbook.org offers the book for free (public domain) and a much better synopsis that I could write.

If the idea of food, shelter, and meaningful work for everyone is appealing to you, then maybe give it a look.

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Librarian199509
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It seems to us there is only one answer to this question: We must recognize, and loudly proclaim, that every one, whatever his grade in the old society, whether strong or weak, capable of incapable, has, before everything, THE RIGHT TO LIVE, and that society is bound to share amongst all, without exception, the means of existence at its disposal. We must acknowledge this, and proclaim it aloud, and act up to it.

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ChairGorilla1959
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The Conquest of Bread is a necessity for anyone exploring Anarchist Communism or Leftist politics in general. Kropotkin's prose is continually inspiring and powerful throughout. One of the main aspects of the work I find most interesting is his immense detailing of collected data about European economy; its ability to easily create abundances to meet human needs. How amazing it would be to compare data from today's global economy: 126 years later!

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ChairGorilla1959
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"Literature, science, and art must be cultivated by free men. Only on this condition will they succeed in emancipating themselves from the yoke of the State, of Capital, and of bourgeois mediocrity which stifles them."- Pyotr Kropotkin (The Conquest of Bread)

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Quasifesto
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1. Chores, reading, nothing special.
2. 6‘ 1”
3. Moved back to Houston just over a year ago.
4. Conquest of Bread, Candide, Getting Up for the People, Work, and several others.
5. My face with a cameo from Lucius.
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