Hahaha too bad I don't own a business to hire you on that enthusiasm lol. I would agree with you, but the main differences between left and right (economy mostly) were not very integrated into the test. I did like the insightful read though and I sure would like for free markets to work but they just don't. People need to be the ones controlling the market and in free-markets it's always the business owners controlling it.
Good short criticism of the right wing on market forces.
Just before someone chimes in with the bit about consumer sovereignty I'll say its a myth.
Bakunin was more of an anti-clerical than anti-statist figure, the state didnt really exist in the modern sense, if you want to read a good collection of his writings check out anything edited by GP Maximoff. Maximoff is good himself but he was only really a pamphleteer besides one book which as an attack on the bolsheviks as the new bonapartists "The Guillotine at work".
I know Bakunin focused a lot on the idea of God as the basis for the oppressive state, which is the theme for his most famous book, of which I've only glanced through.
I can understand Marx's enthusiasm and frustration with Proudhon though, he was a pacey writer, a lot of his books were real page turners but at the same time, while enjoyable, they dont really form a coherent, consistent whole. I'm not sure Marx does either but he tried harder.
Proudhon certainly was not a coherent writer, but then again I think systematic thinking such as Marx's is highly overrated anyways. A writer can still dwell insightfully on many issues without developing some complex intellectual system.
Uh, yeah. I asked a guy who has forgotten more about European political philosophy than you or I have probably ever learned about a Russian writer I was just reading about recently. What a craven name-drop.
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