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I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in anarchism.
Bakunin also reveals some novel ideas about religion, its origins and most importantly of all, how church and state support one another to have power over the masses.
I wouldn't say I'm an atheist, but Bakunin makes many excellent points about the damage that organized religion has done throughout history.
Diderot said that mankind will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Bakunin agreed, and that's all there is to this silly pamphlet.Published 12 days ago by Cassian Ardent
I know this was supposed to be just an extended footnote, but whatever the case may be, he happened to "go off on one" in a way that succinctly put his entire philosophy in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alan Wrightson
You cannot read this book and come away with nothing. Regardless of your personal position, you'll either have things made clearer and gain insight or you'll end up with more... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brian F.
bakunin writes in a somewhat rambling and often metaphorical manner that is thick and hard to understand completely. Read morePublished 10 months ago by zac
This book gives a Marxist/anarchist view of God and the state. Both are oppressive. I think that books as these come out of the European experience where the state and church... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joel Bjorling
This is a horrible edition awash with typos and missing words. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this one.Published 17 months ago by Barabum
This book is indeed a thinker's book because many statements written in the book are still true even for this moment. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Guang Wu
This book was required for an Honors capstone class in my final year of university. It started out as a required reading, but almost as soon as I started reading, it became reading... Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by Anon
It is often said that Michael (Mikhail) Bakunin was more a doer than a thinker, a professional revolutionary who never compiled his political views in a systematic manner. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Steven A. Peterson