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Appendix: The Paris Commune

Appendix: The Paris Commune

Translator: Mitch Abidor (Declaration to the French People and International Worker’s Association: Federal Council of Parisian Sections) and Paul Sharkey (On the Organisation of the Commune, Paris Today Is Free. . . and On the Production of Goods During the Commune).

Appendix: The Paris Commune

International Worker’s Association: Federal Council of Parisian Sections

Letter to Karl Marx

Letter to Karl Marx

Translator: Barry Marshall

Lyons, 17th May 1846

My Dear Monsieur Marx,

I will gladly agree to be one of the recipients of your correspondence, the aim and organisation of which seems very useful to me.

Resistance to the Revolution

Resistance to the Revolution: Louis Blanc and Pierre Leroux

La Voix du Peuple

3rd December, 1849

Translation by Benjamin R. Tucker

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In Connection with Louis Blanc

In Connection with Louis Blanc:

The Present Use and Future Possibility of the State

La Voix du Peuple

28th December 1849

Translator: Paul Sharkey

Chapter V: Psychological Exposition of the Idea of Justice

Chapter V:Psychological Exposition of the Idea of Justice

Property is impossible; equality does not exist. We hate the former, and yet wish to possess it; the latter rules all our thoughts, yet we know not how to reach it. Who will explain this profound antagonism between our conscience and our will? Who will point out the causes of this pernicious error, which has become the most sacred principle of justice and society?

I am bold enough to undertake the task, and I hope to succeed.

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Chapter IV: That property is impossible

Chapter IV: That property is impossible.

The last resort of proprietors, — the overwhelming argument whose invincible potency reassures them, — is that, in their opinion, equality of conditions is impossible. “Equality of conditions is a chimera,” they cry with a knowing air; “distribute wealth equally to-day — to-morrow this equality will have vanished.”

Chapter III: Labour As The Efficient Cause Of The Domain Of Property

Chapter III: Labour As The Efficient Cause Of The Domain Of Property

Nearly all the modern writers on jurisprudence, taking their cue from the economists, have abandoned the theory of first occupancy as a too dangerous one, and have adopted that which regards property as born of labour. In this they are deluded; they reason in a circle. To labour it is necessary to occupy, says M. Cousin.

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Chapter II: Property Considered as a Natural Right

Chapter II: Property Considered as a Natural Right

Occupation and civil law as efficient bases of property.

Definitions

Chapter I: Method Pursued In This Work — The Idea of a Revolution

Chapter I: Method Pursued In This Work — The Idea of a Revolution

  


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