47 Quotes By Mikhail Bakunin, The Founder Of Collective Anarchism
Mikhail Bakunin was a Russian anarchist and revolutionary, who lived in the 19th century, is often regarded as one of the most important radical ideologues of his time. Bakunin is credited for being one of the most important figures in the history of social anarchism. He has been the founder of collective anarchism, and became an extremely popular figure among the European radicals. Bakunin’s work as a radical took him to Germany as well as France, where he got in touch with Karl Marx. Bakunin has also been a huge influence on latter day anarchists and Noam Chomsky counts him as one of his influencers. As is the case with any revolutionary, he was an excellent writer and speaker, who could put his point across effectively. Bakunin spoke on a variety of subjects during his lifetime and some of his most important thoughts include his opposition to theologies’, criticism of Marxist theories, federalism, materialism, liberty, free thought and collectivist anarchism. He put down his thoughts and views in books and some of the noted ones include ‘Statism and Anarchy’ and ‘God and the State’ among others. Bakunin was a giant among thinkers; here is a collection of some of his quotes from his books, writings, sppeches, works and life.