from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kropotkin, Prince Pyotr Alekseyevich 1842-1921. Russian anarchist and political philosopher who maintained that cooperation, not competition, was the means to bettering the human condition. He greatly influenced anarchist movements throughout the world.

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  • n. Russian anarchist (1842-1921)


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  • I am afraid that Mr. Kropotkin is seriously misinformed.

    Matthew Yglesias » ADL Hits Petraeus

  • I'll agree as far as ANARCHAOS is an involving read...which betrays either a willful libel of what anarchism and human society generally are about, or at least Westlake playing fast and loose, mixing as he does what he chooses to misrepresent of anarchist philosophers such as Kropotkin aka "the Prince of Peace" and a major pacifist influence on Gandhi and MLK, conflating them with nihilists, and then having the supposed adherents to this mishmash behave in ways that the most beserk Ayn Randians would not.

    Don Westlake #2

  • The loud, boisterous talking, the daily repetition of the same hackneyed remarks, the anarchistic swashbuckling of the painter whom his comrades had dubbed Kropotkin — all of these were familiar stories to him.

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • We need to look at alternatives such as Kropotkin's vision in The Conquest of Bread or even Proudhon's mutualism although that shares many of the problems of wages

    Greenpeace UK - Comments

  • It is noteworthy that some of the most prominent Russian exiles ” such as Kropotkin ” take the view that the Tzar himself is not allowed to know what occurs, and is very largely the victim of the bureaucracy that surrounds him.

    An Autobiography

  • Kropotkin, my last post above your directly answered Carbone.

    Matthew Yglesias » “Taking Money From One Place and Giving it To Another Place”

  • In stark contrast, I believe that our ability to cooperate goes hand in hand with succeeding in the struggle to survive, as surmised more than a century ago by Peter Kropotkin 1842–1921, the Russian prince and anarchist communist who believed that a society freed from the shackles of government would thrive on communal enterprise.


  • In Mutual Aid 1902, Kropotkin wrote: Besides the law of Mutual Struggle there is in Nature the law of Mutual Aid, which, for the success of the struggle for life, and especially for the progressive evolution of the species, is far more important than the law of mutual contest.


  • Re Kropotkin at 19: “Prepare for an angry, expletive-filled, and meandering Don Williams post in 3 … 2 … ..”

    Matthew Yglesias » The Yoo and Bybee Rulings

  • Re Kropotkin at 33: The Eagle Forum and their cohorts have churches to rely on to get out the vote, meet with politicians, write letters, etc.

    Matthew Yglesias » Clinging to Religion


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