Kropotkin: The Permanence of Society After the Revolution

Continuing our multi-part series marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Peter Kropotkin, this October 1890 article considers how to avoid the curdling of a revolutionary mindset over the long haul of social change. The question frequently arises in discussions: “But if you got an anarchist state of society tomorrow, how would you maintain

Kropotkin: Act For Yourselves

Continuing our multi-part series marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Peter Kropotkin, this January 1887 article is one of his better-known essays, and indeed lends the title of Freedom’s book of selected articles. A question which we are often asked is: “How will you organise the future society on Anarchist principles?” If the

Kropotkin: Practical Questions

Next up in our multi-part series marking the upcoming 100th anniversary of the death of Peter Kropotkin, this article July 1887 article considers the ways in which limited socialist visions are doomed to failure. We said in our last issue that “Nationalisation of Land,” if it becomes the watchword of the next movement in this

Kropotkin: What Revolution Means

The first of a multi-part series marking the upcoming 100th anniversary of the death of famed anarchist philosopher Peter Kropotkin, this article was among his first for Freedom, written in November 1886. We said, in our preceding article,[1] that a great revolution is growing up in Europe. We approach a time when the slow evolution