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Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
Mutual Aid is a masterpiece of political, sociological, historical, and anthropological work and even zoology. It challenges many common misconceptions about human nature and evolution that are held by the majority of people, previously including myself.The main idea it challenges is that of "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST" in nature and as a part of human nature and its role in evolution. Peter Kropotkin points out that the struggle for survival is against harsh conditions rather than between inividuals and that the best way for a species to survive is by " Mutual aid and support" rather than "Individualistic struggle" and points to many examples in nature such as… Read more