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One of the finest books I have read
on 17 August 2012
Many books written by Revolutionary Left philosophers tends to have the tone and message of "I rebel because I can" or "All are equal but some are more equal that others" which I sadly fine with Bakunin and Goldman.
Conquest of Bread is different. I provides not only a reason why people should take control of their life's and works but why it is better to work together, how it should be done, the benefits it provides all and is wrote with a level-headed and hopeful tone.
Food, housing, education, luxury,production, all of it is discussed in the clearest manner and argues the pragmatic as well as the moral need for collective society. It also looks at the failures of previous revolts and what can be learnt from them as well as warning us plebs from blindly flowing a middle-class revolutionary (Robespierre, Paris Commune leaders etc) when any revolution must be the peoples, lead by the people for the people, not some vanguard which sadly came to dominant most socialist revolts from the 1910's onwards.