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Mikhail Bakunin
(1814-1876) born on
May 30
Russian anarchist. He was a founder of Nihilism and wrote "God and the Sate," 1872-74.
If there be a human being who is freer than I, then I shall necessarily become his slave. If I am freer than any other, then he will become my slave. Therefore equality is an absolutely necessary condition of freedom.

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the bootmaker.
Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: "A Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy," 1871.
A: "God and the State," (1871; repr. in Bakunin on Anarchism, ed. by Sam Dolgoff, 1980).
N: God and the State (1871; repr. in Bakunin on Anarchism, ed. by Sam Dolgoff, 1980).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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