Fields, Factories and Workshops Tomorrow

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  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Fields, Factories and Workshops Tomorrow
  • Pyotr Kropotkin
  • English
  • 08 May 2017
  • 9781144034977

10 thoughts on “Fields, Factories and Workshops Tomorrow

  1. says:

    Notes on the edition available online at It is extraordinary how prescient Kropotkin is on modern post industrial issues Perhaps I am reading into his work too much, but it seems that he has was 100 years ahead of the general population both in diagnosing the failures and the possible fixes for our current economic and societal discontents.Chapter 2 predicts the flight of manufacturing to where workers are least expensive Industries of all kinds decentralise and are scattered all over the globe and everywhere a variety, an integrated variety, of trades grows, instead of specialisation The Chinese slumber still but I am firmly persuaded from what I saw of China that the moment they will begin to manufacture with the aid of European machinery and the first steps have already been made they will do it with success, and necessarily on a far greater scale, than even the Japanese Later chapters discuss a sort of prototype permaculture and urban market gardening, and even discuss innoculating the soil with beneficial bacteria and microrhize.He then goes on in the line recently expounded in Matthew Crawford s Shop Class as Soulcraft and the Maker movement None but he who knows the machine not in its drawings and models only, but in its breathing and throbbings who unconsciously thinks of it while standing by...

  2. says:

    Have a prized copy of this from 1913

  3. says:

    Peter Kropotkin was of royal blood in 19th century Russia Oddly enough, despite that, he was, ideologically, an anarchist He wrote scientific works, such as Mutual Aid He also wrote works trying to demonstrate how anarchism could work in practice This is one such work As an example, he shows how agricult...

  4. says:

    Lots of rather outdated figures throughout though especially chapter 2 , but chapters 4 and 5 finish the book well.

  5. says:

    What is the purpose of economy In short, this is the fundamental question posed by the grandfather of anarcho communism, Russian prince and occasional Santa Claus impersonator, Pyotr Kropotkin The answer, in Kropotkin and many others socialists view, is the satisfaction of human needs, to secure a comfortable and secure life for all in accordance with the principle of from each according to his ability, to each according to his need Written at the start of the 20th century, at the peak of industrialization of the Western world, of expansion of capitalism and its profit motive to all reaches of the globe, of a world divided and subdivided in economic functions of producers and consumers divided even in the daily labors of most people , of gross inequalities in terms of distribution of wealth and, despite the wealth accumulated by European states, a world still rife with poverty, suffering and destitution A far cry from the common sense conclusion reached by Kropotkin and others This book sets out to offer alternatives and fresh perspectives on approaches to agriculture, industry, science and education to reshape the economy into a an extension of social life, rather than a superimposed system under which resources trickle down a social pyramid.A common theme in the book is the denunciation of a division of production and labor, weather i...

  6. says:

    Britain had its Angry Brigade and its Class War Federation, but for the most part English anarchism seems to be of the moderate, pragmatic variety, symbolized by people like Colin Ward Could Kropotkin s long stay in England and later books like this one be partly responsible Seems possible Kropotkin s calm, quiet, almost boring optimism shines on every page The central underlying idea seems to be that a radically better future is practically visible already and right around the corner And what prevents us from turning our backs to this present and from marching towards that future, or at least, making the first steps towards the future, is not the failure of science, but first of all our crass cupidity the cupidity of the man who killed the hen that was laying golden eggs and then our laziness of mind that mental cowardice so carefully nurtured in the past, he remarks in the Conclusion If only that were all that prevented us Such an attitude can be hard to swallow for anarchists today But there s a lot to be gleaned from this book despite its simple faith.The first priority of the revolution will be feeding itself Kropotkin gives a lot of fo...

  7. says:

    Not a very good book, not particularly fascinating, I think it was written far too optimistically for such a book on capitalism, if you are discussing capitalism, then you should be sort of nihilistic with your approach towards capitalism, his optimism is very tedious, the way that it was written is not in the way that you would expect coming from a philosophy politics related book, I got to about pge 184 and said I can t read any of this book, this is far too boring luckily I was just about finished with the book, only one chapter to go with this book and I would be finished, the only good thing about this book is that compared to The Conquest of Bread, there isn t 17 chapters, there s only 5 chapters, this book drags on for ages, the chapters are fairly long, and you keep wondering to yourself when will the book be finished...

  8. says:

    This is another classic by Kropotkin and outlines in detail certain aspects of anarchist communism such as the decentralization of industries and decreasing the work day to a 3 or 4 hour period of physical labor doing the work that is necessary for the collective and opening up time for intellectual labor The book is still as relevant today as it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with one exception the second chapter of the book dealing with agriculture is outdated and at the time was amount of time needed to spend on agriculture and distribution of produce in the UK Well, needless to say, times have changed in the past 100 years, so that is why the ideas simply will not work in western industrialist nations of the 21st ...

  9. says:

    Fields, Factories and Workshops Tomorrow by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin, KnIAZ, 1975

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