Anarchist thinkers: Mikhail Bakunin (1814-76)

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  • closely associated with Marx until 1872, when they disagreed. Bakunin criticised Marx's insistence that, following revolution, a workers' state should be established
  • Bakunin argued that the continuance of a powerful state would wreck the goals of the revolution
  • along with Kropotkin, he became the leading exponent of anarcho-communism

His theories:

  • he had a belief that individuals are born neither good or bad
  • their characters are moulded by their experience of life, so a perfect society would produce perfect people
  • for him, a perfect…


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