Mikhail Bakunin

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Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin ( Михаил Александрович Бакунин), (30 May, 1814 – 13 June, 1876) was an collectivist anarchist writer and philosopher from Russia.

In "Anarchism", by Daniel Guerin (Monthly Review Press, 1970), page 4, Guerin states, "The relative unity of social anarchism arises from the fact that it was developed during a single period by two masters, one of whom was a disciple of the other: the Frenchman Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) and the Russian exile Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876). The latter defined anarchism as 'Proudhonism greatly developed and pushed to its furthest conclusion'. This type of anarchism called itself collectivist".


  • God and the State


"I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him."
"Liberty without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality."


  • Bakunin Page Daily Bleed's Anarchist Encyclopedia
  • Page (alternate link to the one in the above text) from the Daily Bleed's Anarchist Encyclopedia