Peter Kropotkin (essay date 1899)
SOURCE: "St. Petersburg—First Journey to Western Europe," in Memoirs of a Revolutionist, 1899. Reprint by Black Rose Books, 1989, pp. 209-319.
[Peter Kropotkin, a Russian of noble descent who lived most of his adult life in London, was the primary anarchist theorist of the late-nineteenth century. His writings include Mutual Aid, a seminal text of anarcho-communism, and the autobiographical Memoirs of a Revolutionist. In the following excerpt from his memoirs, originally published in 1899, Kropotkin recalls the mark Bakunin had made on a group of Swiss radicals.]
Bakúnin was at that time at Locarno. I did not see him, and now regret it very much,...
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