2 edition of The conquest of bread found in the catalog.
The conquest of bread
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-45).
|Statement||Peter Kropotkin ; introduction by Charles Weigl|
|Series||Working classics series -- 4|
|LC Classifications||HX632 .K759 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||241 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||241|
|LC Control Number||2006924202|
But their heir comes into the world poorer than the lowest savage. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. The railways, which would be useless as so much old iron without the teeming population of Europe, its industry, its commerce, and its marts, belong to a few shareholders, ignorant perhaps of the whereabouts of the lines of rails which yield them revenues greater than those of medieval kings. II We, in civilized societies, are rich. Let us rest and consider how best to use our powers, how best to employ our leisure. It is high time for the worker to assert his right to the common inheritance, and to enter into possession of it.
The prodigies accomplished in industry are still more striking. The powers of darkness and injustice exert all their might lest a ray of sunshine enter his cheerless life. And we have lately witnessed twice the spectacle of a wonderful city springing up in a few months at Paris, without interrupting in the slightest degree the regular work of the French nation. Machinery, too, has become the exclusive property of the few, and even when a machine incontestably represents the improvements added to the original rough invention by three or four generations of workers, it none the less belongs to a few owners.
We must organize without delay The conquest of bread book way to feed the hungry, to satisfy all wants, to meet all needs, to produce not for the special benefit of this one or that one, but so as to ensure to society as a whole its life and further development. The book would later be collected and published as a book in France in and in England in He points to the huge levels of production that modern industrial society achieved in terms of food production, clothing production, and housing production, and he uses this as evidence of the feasibility of an anarcho-communist society. The people remain. Under our present system a full quarter of the producers in every nation are forced to be idle for three or four months in the year, and the labour of another quarter, if not of the half, has no better results than the amusement of the rich or the exploitation of the public.
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The working people cannot purchase with their wages the wealth which they have produced, and industry seeks foreign markets among the monied classes of other nations.
Notwithstanding the crises through which agriculture is frequently passing, notwithstanding State interference, the blood-tax conscriptionand speculative commerce and finance, the The conquest of bread book of The conquest of bread book in France has increased four-fold, and industrial production more than tenfold, in the course of the last eighty years.
It has been made habitable. Science and industry, knowledge and application, discovery and practical realization leading to new discoveries, cunning of brain and of hand, toil of mind and muscle — all work together. It is enough to remember the way in which the production of the most necessary things is limited.
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The result of this state of things is that all our production tends in a wrong direction. III It has come about, however, in the course of the ages traversed by the human race, that all that enables man to produce, and to increase his power of production, has been seized by the few.
Effete and powerless, attacked on all sides, the old rulers are soon swept away by the breath of insurrection. We can share resources. In France, where the population has grown more slowly, the increase in production is nevertheless very rapid.
By what right then can any one whatever appropriate the least morsel of this immense whole and say — This is mine, not yours? Each of the atoms composing what we call the Wealth of Nations owes its value to the fact that it is a part of the great whole.
And if the descendants of the very inventor who constructed the first machine for lace-making, a century ago, were to present themselves to-day in a lace factory at Bale or Nottingham, and demand their rights, they would be told: "Hands off!
Nothing must be wasted. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. The right to well-being is the Social Revolution, the right to work means nothing but the Treadmill of Commercialism. But this problem cannot be solved by means of legislation.
At the crossings of the highways great cities have sprung up, and within their borders all the treasures of industry, science, and art have been accumulated.
In some parts of the world, the working week is even longer, with some people working as many as hours per week. Why this painful drudgery for the masses?
Every acre has its story of enforced labour, of intolerable toil, of the people's sufferings. Affairs must be managed in such a way that from the first day of the revolution the worker shall know that a new era is opening before him; The conquest of bread book henceforward none need crouch under the bridges, while palaces are hard by, none need fast in the midst of plenty, none need perish with cold near shops full of furs; that all is for all, in practice as well as in theory, and that at last, for the first time in history, a revolution has been accomplished which considers the NEEDS of the people before schooling them in their DUTIES.
Wrangling, calling each other reactionaries, authoritarians, and rascals, incapable of coming to an understanding on any serious measure, dragged into discussions about trifles, producing nothing better than bombastic proclamations; all giving themselves an awful importance while the real strength of the movement is in the streets.
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