Peter Kropotkin (Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin) was a Russian anarchist philosopher and writer who advocated anarcho-communism. Kropotkin was a proponent of a decentralised communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations of self-governing communities and worker-run enterprises. He wrote many books, pamphlets and articles, the most prominent being The Conquest of Bread and Fields, Factories and Workshops, but also Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, his principal scientific offering.
Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin was a Russian revolutionary anarchist, socialist, and founder of collectivist anarchism. He is considered among the most influential figures of anarchism and a major founder of the revolutionary socialist and social anarchist tradition. Bakunin's prestige as a revolutionary also made him one of the most famous ideologues in Europe, gaining substantial influence among radicals throughout Russia and Europe. Bakunin's collectivist anarchism advocates the abolition of both the state and private ownership of the means of production. Instead, it envisions the means of production being owned collectively and controlled and managed by the producers themselves.… Read more
Emma Goldman was an anarchist political activist, writer, and feminist icon. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. During her life, Goldman was lionized as a freethinking "rebel woman" by admirers. Her writing and lectures spanned a wide variety of issues, including prisons, atheism, freedom of speech, militarism, capitalism, marriage, free love, and feminism. Although she distanced herself from first-wave feminism and its efforts toward women's suffrage, she developed new ways of incorporating gender politics into anarchism. After decades of obscurity, Goldman gained iconic … Read more