Books: The Prince of Anarchists

MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTIONIST by Peter Kropotkin. 519 pages. Horizon Press. $10.

Anarchism, both as a doctrine and a political movement, has been pretty well defunct (except in Spain) for more than two generations. Yet today it is identifiable in the pattern of student unrest from Rome to Berkeley, and its black flag shows up persistently among the campus picket signs.

But all too often, the angry young men of the new anarchy do not know what they are talking about, argues Paul Goodman in the preface to this new edition of the classic...

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