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Bakunin's whole life was defined by rebellion and by the search for absolute freedom. Born in 1814 to a distinguished and cultured land-owning family, he continually headed rebellions in his youth, first leading his brothers and sisters against their father, and later encouraging his sisters (to whom he was too deeply attached) to rebel against their husbands. His hatred of authority remained personal and immediate until he arrived in Germany in the early 1840's. There, under the influence of the Left Hegelians, he decided to spend the rest of his life fighting political and religious oppressors. To the extent that socialist anarchism had a system it was traceable to him. He formulated something like a doctrine of beliefs as an afterthought to his revolutionary activities. From : http://www.urich.edu/~history/comsoc/anarchy/bakunin.htm
Please submit sites relating to Bernstein and his works.
Contains websites related to Eduard Bernstein, German Marxist revisionist whose Evolutionary Socialism was a seminal work in the creation of modern social democracy.
Works by and about the US anarchist.
Leonard Trelawney Hobhouse, more commonly known as L.T. Hobhouse, was a British sociologist (1864 - 1929) known for his comparative studies of social development.
Russell Amos Kirk (1918-1994) melded the traditions of American classical liberalism and the European right to become the father of American conservatism.
Professor of philosophy at Queen's University, has worked on multiculturalism and minority cultures.
Joseph Marie, Comte de Maistre (b. 1753, d. 1821) led the philosophical reaction to the French Revolution, arguing strongly for absolute monarchy and social order checked by tradition, nobility, and social institutions. His most famous works, On the Papacy and On God and Society, were written in exile and argue for a central role of Christianity in civil society, and for Papal infallibility in temporal matters as well as the extramundane.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865): Proudhon was one of the few great revolutionary leaders of genuinely plebeian origion, his father having been a barrel-maker. Scholarship aid enabled him to pursue his studies. In 1840, in Paris, his pamphlet What Is Property? was published and created a sensation with the thesis that property is theft and an impossibility. His further publications gave him a wide reputation as a radical. Involved with radical politics and in his contact with the Marxists, he soon rejected their doctrine, seeking rather a middle way between socialist theories and classical economics. From: Prominent Anarchists and Left-Libertarians
Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), an American individualist anarchist and a legal theorist.
Any sites related to Leo Strauss or other Straussians are welcome in this category. Sites concerning other matters should be submitted in a proper category.
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was a German-American political philosopher whose writings focused on the relationship of philosophy to civil society. He theorized that Western civilization was founded upon two chief philosophical pillars: the Greco-Roman ("Athens") and the Judeo-Christian ("Jerusalem"), and that this premodern philosophy was preferable to Enlightenment ideals and concepts such as liberal progress, historical relativism, or social science.
Benjamin Tucker (1854 - 1939), a leading proponent of individualist anarchism in the United States in 19th century.
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