PLEKHANOV, Gheorgi. Anarchism and Socialism

BibliographyPLÉKHANOV, Gheorgi (1856-1918)

New Times Socialist Publishing Co., Minneapolis 1895. Preface by Eleanor Marx Aveling.

The Bible of all the Marxist cliches concerning anarchism: confusion of anarchism with Herbert Spencer, "scientific socialism" as opposed to "utopian" and "childish" socialism, reduction of anarchism to terrorism, quotations out of their context, and so on. Marxism, a philosophy of history, seems curiously inapt to understand the historical evolution of anarchism.

It is understandable therefore that the book is regularly reprinted, even though this conventional Marxist propaganda can only convince people who have never read any anarchist thinker.