Topics labor, bakunin, freedom, provincial, society, revolutionary, communes, abolition, political, commune, revolutionary catechism, political. Revolutionary Catechism Written: while in prison in Russia, and by command of the Czar, in ; Source: Bakunin on Anarchy, translated and edited by Sam. Catechism of a Revolutionist had a great influence on radical young students At first Bakunin was pleased to see Nechayev but the relationship soon.

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The real revolutionist should regard himself as capital consecrated to the triumph of the revolution; however, he may not personally and alone dispose of that capital without the unanimous consent of the fully initiated comrades. Therefore, in drawing closer to the people, we must above all make common cause with those elements of the masses which, since the foundation of the state of Muscovy, have never ceased to protest, not only in words but in deeds, against everything directly or indirectly connected with the state: We must unite with the world of adventurous robber bands, the only genuine revolutionists in Russia.

When inequality datechism from the right of inheritance is abolished, revoluitonary will still remain inequalities [of wealth] — due to the diverse amounts of energy and skill possessed by individuals. It is not true that the freedom of one man is limited by that of other men. The land, and all natural resources, are the common property of everyone, but will be used only by revolutionarg who cultivate it by their own labor. The secular school must replace the Church, with the difference that while religious indoctrination perpetuates superstition and divine authority, the sole purpose of secular public education is the gradual, progressive initiation of children into liberty by the triple development of their physical strength, their minds, and their will.

Articles containing Spanish-language text. It follows that in order to regenerate society, we must first completely uproot this political and social system founded on inequality, privilege, and contempt for humanity.


Intelligent and free labor will necessarily revolutilnary collective labor. Persons losing their political rights will also lose custody of their children.


The internal reorganization of each country on the basis of the absolute freedom of individuals, of the productive associations, and of the communes.

They can be divided into three main groups. The Cambridge History of Russian Literature.

The Anarchist Library: Michail Bakunin Revolutionary Catechism a4

In carrying out acts of destruction, each one should act alone, never running to another for advice and assistance, except when these are necessary for the furtherance of the plan. The whole strength of revolutionary work lies revoluutionary this. The provincial parliament will enact legislation defining the rights and obligations of individuals, communes, and associations in relation to the provincial federation, and the penalties for violations of its laws.

Parents shall have the right to care for and guide the education of their children, under the ultimate control of the commune which retains the right and the obligation to take children away from parents who, by example or by cruel and inhuman treatment, demoralize or otherwise hinder the physical and mental development bakuinn their children. His entire being catedhism devoured by one purpose, one thought, one passion – the revolution.

For this is a form of politics which locks each country into a self-made fortress, shutting out the rest of humanity, organizing itself into a closed world, independent of all human solidarity, finding its glory and prosperity in the evil it can do to other countries.

A country bent on conquest is necessarily a country internally enslaved. Hatred and the sense of outrage may be partially and temporarily useful insofar as they incite the masses revoluionary revolt. It is possible and even very likely that they will some day transcend the limits of towns, provinces, and even states.

It is superfluous cafechism speak of solidarity among revolutionists. Our task is terrible, total, universal, and merciless destruction. All the worse for him if he has any relations with parents, friends, or lovers; he is no longer a revolutionist if he is swayed by these relationships.

Works of Mikhail Bakunin

When the man of science performs manual labor and the man of work performs intellectual labor, free intelligent work will become the glory of mankind, the source of its dignity and its rights. When a list of those who are condemned is made, and the order of execution is prepared, no private sense of outrage should be considered, nor is it necessary to pay attention to the hatred provoked caetchism these people among the comrades refolutionary the people.


The Society has no aim other than the complete liberation and happiness of the narod — i. This is not the removal of natural individual differences, but equality in the social rights of every individual from birth ; in particular, equal means of subsistence, support, education, and opportunity for every child, boy or girl, until maturity, and equal resources and facilities in adulthood to create his own well-being by his own labor.

If there is war and the International Tribunal has pronounced its decision, the aggressor must submit.

The [French] Revolution proclaimed the dignity of labor and enacted the rights of labor revolutiionary law. Consecrated by liberty, these new federations of communes, provinces, regions, and nations will then be truly strong, productive, and indissoluble.

It is perfectly true that a certain amount of leisure is absolutely necessary for the artistic, scientific, and mental development of man; creative leisure followed by the healthy exercise of daily labor, one that is well earned and is socially bakunnin for all according to individual capacities and preferences. This would leave the way open for a bureaucratic administrative apparatus.

Revolutionary Catechism

Reason, truth, justice, respect for fellowmen, the sense of personal dignity which is inseparable from the dignity of others, love of personal freedom and the freedom of all others, the conviction that work is the base and condition for rights — these must be the revolugionary principles of all public education. The Relations of the Revolutionist within [his revolutionary] Society [ k obshchestvu ].

The object is perpetually the same: The sixth category is especially important: