Bakunin: The Creative Passion-A Biography

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Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
The spellbinding story of both the man and the theory, Bakunin chronicles one of the most notorious radicals in history: Mikhail Bakunin, the founder of anarchism, here revealed as a practical moral philosophy rooted in a critique of wealth and power.
Mark Leier corrects many of the popular misconceptions about Bakunin and his ideas, offering a fresh interpretation of his life and thoughts. Bakunin is an insightful read for all those who wish to better understand the fundamental basis of modern radical movements.
 

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A tremendously engaging biography of the great Anarchist , theorist, and revolutionary. Bakunin was no slouch as a theorist, but Karl Marx was... well, Karl Marx, so it's fair to say that Bakunin was ... Read full review

BAKUNIN: The Creative Passion

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Leier (director, Center for Labour Studies/Simon Frasier Univ.) traces the experiences, politics and ideas that influenced Mikhail Bakunin, the founder of modern anarchism. This intellectual portrait ... Read full review

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MARK LEIER received his PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992. Currently he is the chair of Simon Fraser University's History Department, and lives in North Vancouver. He has written three books on Canadian labor history and is the director of SFU’s Centre for Labour Studies.

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