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Kropotkin Now!
Christopher Coquard, ed.

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Kropotkin Now! Life, Freedom & Ethics

Christopher Coquard, ed.



Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) was one of the great thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As a Russian anarchist, philosopher, economist, historian, geographer, and scientist, Kropotkin had a range of contributions that was as divergent as it was holistic. Kropotkin’s critical thought on issues such as mutual aid and anarchism have become tenets of multiple twenty-first-century social movements. As the foundations of neoliberalism shake and neo-fascist movements spawn around the world, the practice of mutual aid, the theories of anarchism and participatory democracy, and critique of social Darwinism have seldom been as important as they are today. Many activists and scholars are using Kropotkin’s ideas to challenge these authoritarian threats and to work toward an egalitarian future. Kropotkin Now! is the culmination of an international effort to investigate Kropotkin’s ideas and to imagine new alternatives on the centenary of his death. Contributors engage Kropotkin’s work in diverse contexts, including evolution and mutual aid, cyborgs and feminist technoscience, Kropotkin’s treatment of “the sex question,” urbanization, building dual power, and more.

Christopher Coquard is an educator and a self-taught scholar of Peter Kropotkin who lives and works in Quebec City.

Table of Contents:

    Dimitri Roussopoulos - Preface
    1. Erich Mühsam - To Peter Kropotkin
    2. M. Korn (Marie Goldsmith) - Kropotkin’s Communism
    3. M. Korn (Marie Goldsmith) - P. A. Kropotkin and the Russian Revolutionary Movement
    4. Vadim Damier & Dmitry Rublev - The Individualist Communism of P. A. Kropotkin
    5. Martin A. Miller - The Meaning of Ideology
    6. Sarah Richter - Of the Mothers
    7. Sophie Kropotkin - The Wife of Number 4,237
    8. Mitchell Cowen Verter - Kropotkin as Mother
    9. Giulio Spiazzi - KETHER - Peter Kropotkin and the Practice of "Mutual Aid" in an Educational Libertarian Community in Verona
    10. Hillary Lazar - Collective Care and Mutual Aid as Community Self-defense
    11. Bruno Miorali - Groups of Mutual Aid in Community Participation
    12. Selva Varengo - Kropotkin and Freedom: A Journal of Anarchist Socialism 
    13. Javier Sethness - Peter Kropotkin, Anarcho-Communist “Intelligent Hero”: An Historical Analysis
    14. Eric M. Johnson - Mutual Aid Theory as a Response to Socialist Darwinism
    15. Laura Schleifer - Conceptions of Animal Morality: A Factor in Political Ideologies, from Kropotkin’s Anarcho-Communism to (Neo)liberalism, Fascism and Beyond
    16. M. Joseph Aloi II - Mutual Aid in a Time of Disaster: Kropotkin and Climate Adaptation
    17. Nikolai Gerasimov - Peter Kropotkin’s Ethics Versus Philosophical Dualism: Between Spinoza’s Monism and Russian Nihilism
    18. Peter Goldman - Kropotkin and Bookchin: Distinctions and Similarities
    19. Tomas Pewton - Mutual Aid: An Alternative to Power
    20. Charles Marsh - Peter Kropotkin’s “Double Tendency” and the Paradigm Debate in Modern Public Relations
    21. Richard Morgan -The Bio-political Dimension of Kropotkin’s Anarchist Thought: Punishment, Crime, and the Criminal
    22. Franco Bunčuga - Kropotkin and the Roots of Modern Urbanism: Patrick Geddes in Edinburgh
    23. Jon Bekken - Economics, Community, and the Pursuit of Happiness
    24. Lee Alan Dugatkin - Kropotkin’s Heir: Warder Clyde Allee and Mutual Aid in Animals
    25. Natalia Portnova - Kropotkin the Geographer in Dmitrov

      Part of our Collected Works of Peter Kropotkin
      ISSN: 1188-5807

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