Mutual aid: a factor of evolution
Some press opinion about this book :
The Athenaeum: Prince Kropotkin has written a most suggestive and stimulating study, showing not only immense range of reading and observation, and the power of marshalling facts in an orderly manner, but also a most attractive and generous personality, demonstrating unconquerable faith in the innate goodness of humanity and its golden future.
The Review Of Reviews:
There are few more delightful books to read than " Mutual Aid as a Factor in Evolution." It is a good, healthy, cheerful, delightful book, which does one good to read. Nature: The book is undeniably readable throughout. The author has a creed that he preaches with all the fervour of genuine conviction. He is anxious to make converts, but his zeal never leads him to forget fairness and courtesy. Those who disagree with him may learn much by studying the book.
Prince Kropotkin has done an important service to sound thinking on questions of sociology.
The British Weekly:
The array of facts from all departments of life which he here collects is overwhelming. To most readers, the facts adduced from mediaeval history and from modern conditions will be new. It will be for scientific readers to adjust the burden borne by each of the factors in evolution, but that mutual aid is an essential and important factor no one can doubt who reads this book. Though so full of facts, it is never tedious and never dry but carries the reader with it. The Clarion: If I describe this new work of Prince Kropotkin's as the most important English book published for several years, I should not be guilty of excess. If any work of like value has appeared within the last ten years, I do not remember it. Read it! Read it!
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian anarchist, socialist, revolutionary, economist, sociologist, historian, zoologist, political scientist, human geographer and philosopher who advocated anarcho-communism. He was also an activist, essayist, researcher and writer
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