Pyotr Kropotkin: Never Old Hat

Unlike today’s anarcho-primitivists, Kropotkin understood that the “conquest of bread” was a necessary first step towards socialism. He then argued that the expansion of leisure was a secondary foundation for socialism. Furthermore, Kropotkin’s description of worker self-management is present in worker-coops today. What the article neglected to mention is Kropotkin’s claim for cooperation more than competition as being the basis of evolution. This view  is present in the latest cutting-edge research on group selection by David Sloan Wilson.

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