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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 3. 1890?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 16, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/823/show/809.

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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. (1890?). The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 3. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/823/show/809

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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921, The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 3, 1890?, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 16, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/823/show/809.

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Title The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Glasse, Henry, translator
Publisher W. Reeves
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1890?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Anarchism
  • Anarchists
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 16 pages; 18. cm.
Original Item Location HX915.K6713 1890
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304532~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
Note Translation of L'Anarchie dans l'évolution socialiste.
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Transcript 1 ' I (3) economic order the Revolution proclaimed freedom of business transactions; it said—"Sell and buy freely. Sell, all of you, your products, if you can produce, and if you do not possess **he implements necessary for that purpose but have only your arms to sell, sell them, sell your labour to the highest bidder, the State will not interfere! Compete among yourselves, contractors! No favour shall be shown, the law of natura! selection will take upon itself the function of killing off those who do not keep pace with the progress of industry, and will reward those who take the lead. The above is at least the theory of the Revolution of 1789, and if the State intervenes in the struggle to favour some to the detriment of others, as we have lately seen when the monopolies of mining and railway companies have been under discussion, such action is regarded by the liberal school as a lamentable deviation from the grand principles of the Revolution. What has been the result? You know only too well, both women and men, idle opulence for a few and uncertainty for the morrow and misery for the greater number; crisis and wars for the conquest of markets, and a lavish expenditure of public money to find openings for industrial speculators. All this is because in proclaiming liberty of contract an essential point was neglected by our fathers. Not but what some of them caught sight of it, the best of them earnestly desired but did not dare to realise it. While liberty of transactions, that is to say a conflict between the members of society, was proclaimed, the contending parties were not equally matched, and the powerful, armed for the contest by the means inherited from their fathers, have gained the upper hand over the weak. Under such conditions the millions of poor ranged against a few rich could not do otherwise than give in. Comrades ! you have often asked yourselves—" Whence comes the wealth of the rich? Is it from their labour? M It would be a mockery to say that it was so. Let us suppose that M. Rothschild has worked all his life: well, you also, every one of you working men have :also laboured : then why should the fortune of M. Rothschild be measured by hundreds of millions while your possessions are so small ? The reason is simple : you have exerted yourselves to produce by your own labour,while M.Rothschild has devoted himself to accumulating the product of the labour of others—the whole matter lies in ihac.