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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 16. 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/822.

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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. (1890?). The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution - Image 16. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/823/show/822

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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 ( IS ; We do not advocate Communism and Anarchy because we imagine men to be better than they really are ; if we had angels among us we might be tempted to entrust to them the task of organising us, though doubtless even they would show the cloven foot very soon. But it is just because we take men as they are that we say: "Do not entrust them with the governing of you. This or that despicable minister might have been an excellent man if power had not been given to him. The only way of arriving at harmony of interests is by a society without exploiters and without rulers." It is precisely because men are not angels that we say, " Let us arrange matters so that each man may see his interest bound up with the interests of others, then you will no longer have to fear hi^ evil passions." Anarchist Communism being the inevitable result of existing tendencies, it is towards this ideal that we must direct our steps, instead of saying, " Yes, Anarchy is an excellent ideal," and then turning our backs upon it. Should the approaching revolution not succeed in realising the whole of this ideal, still all that shall have been effected in the direction of it will remain; but all that shall have been done in a contrary direction will be doomed to disappear. It is a general rule that a popular revolution may be vanquished, but that, nevertheless, it furnishes a motto for the evolution of the succeeding century. France expired under the heel of the allies in 1815, and yet the action of France had rendered serfdom impossible of continuance, all over Europe, and representative government inevitable; universal suffrage was drowned in blood, and yet universal suffrage is the watchword of the century. In 1871 the Commune expired under volleys of grapeshot, and yet the watchword in France to-day is "the Free Commune." And if Anarchist Communism is vanquished in the coming revolution, after having asserted i*self in the light of day, not only will it leave behind it the abolition of private property, not only will the working man have learned his true place in society, not only will the landed and mercantile aristocracy have received a mortal blow, but Communist Anarchism will be the goal of the Evolution of the twentieth century. Anarchist Communism sums up all that is most beautiful and most durable in the progress of humanity ; the sentiment of justice, the sentiment of liberty, and solidarity or community of interest. It guarantees the free evolution, both of the individual and of society. Therefore, it will triumph. The New Temple Pre88t Norbvry Cretcent, S.W. 16.