The Fortnightly Review Volume 74

The Fortnightly Review Volume 74

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...in your present position.... All the means of existence have been grabbed by the real thieves; the land thieves, otherwise called land-owners, have possession of all the soil of England... The houses we live in, and all other necessary things, belong to other grabbers or thieves, who, in the shape of rent and profit, take so much from the workers--the only people who produce anything, &c.... Continue, then, your course of resistance to this vile thing called property, and to everything which, in the shape of law and authority, dares to prevent you, or punish you for taking what is your own." Prince Kropotkin iB a Socialist and a Communist Anarchist. On Monday, January 24th, 1898, he delivered a lecture on Trade Unionism in the Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, James Macdonald, the Secretary of the London Trades Council, being in the chair. Surely it is a significant fact that the Secretary of the London Trades Council should preside at a revolutionary meeting of this description! It is an outward and visible sign of the alliance, offensive and defensive, which exists between Trade Unionism and Communism. The meeting was to all intents and purposes Anarchistic and Communistic. Intense hatred of the rich was breathed out in almost every sentence, and infected the very air; everything possible was said in order to inflame the envy of workmen towards capitalists. The extermination of propertyowners was advocated; working men were incited to riot; and the engineer strikers were taunted with their lack of spirit in so tamely submitting to their exclusion from the workshops. I/In fact every kind of immorality was promulgated.) James Macdonald took occasion during this meeting to announce that certain publications of Kropotkin were on...show more

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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 921g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890981
  • 9781236890986