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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 10. 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/816.

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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. (1890?). The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 10. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/823/show/816

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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 (10 J do much better than is now done for us ? The great centres would initiate progress and set the example, and you may be sure that the progress realised would be incomparably superior to what we now attain through our ministeries.—Is the State even necessary for the defence of a territory ? If armed brigands attack a people, is not that same people, armed with good weapons, the surest rampart to oppose to the foreign aggressor ? Standing armies are always beaten by invaders, and history teaches that the latter are to be repulsed by a popular rising alone. —While Government is an excellent machine to protect monopoly, has it ever been able to protect us against ill- disposed persons ? Does it not, by creating misery, increase the number of crimes instead of diminishing them ? In establishing prisons into which multitudes of men, women, and children are thrown for a time in order to come forth infinitely worse than when they went in, does not the State maintain nurseries of vice at the expense of the tax-payers ? In obliging us to commit to others the care of our affairs, does it not create the most terrible vice of societies—indifference to public matters ? On the other hand, if we analyse all the great advances made in this century—our international traffic, our industrial discoveries, our means of communication—do we find that we owe them to the State or to private enterprise ? Look at the network of railways which cover Europe. At Madrid, for example, you take a ticket for St. Petersburg direct. You travel along railroads which have been constructed by millions of workers, set in motion by dozens of companies; your carriage is attached in turn to Spanish, French, Bavarian, and Russian locomotives: you travel without losing twenty minutes anywhere, and the two hundred francs which you paid in Madrid will be divided to a nicety among the companies which have combined to forward you. to your destination. This line from Madrid to St. Petersburg has been constructed in small isolated branches which have been gradually connected, and direct trains are the result of an. understanding which has been arrived at between twenty different companies. Of course there has been considerable friction at the outset, and at times some companies, influenced by an unenlightened egotism have been unwilling to come to terms with the others; but, I ask, was it better to put up with this occasional friction, or to wait, until some Bismarck, Napoleon, or Zengis Khan should have conquered Europe, traced the lines with a pair of compassc:, and regulated the despatch of the trains? If the