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How honest soever they may be, they cannot forget that they belong to the rich and powerful, or to those, less fortunate, who are still on the look-out for preferment and honor. It is to live in conditions of equality and escape from the falsehoods and hypocrisies of a society of superiors and inferiors, that so many men and women have formed themselves into close corporations and little worlds apart.

On 16 November he was sentenced to deportation for life.

Eliseo Reclus (Author of Evolución, revolución y otros escritos)

English readers, brought up to a knowledge of Biblical lore, will remember the striking parable of the trees erclus wanted a king [Judges 9: Raised above the crowd, whom they soon learn to despise, they end by considering recluz as essentially superior beings; solicited by ambition in a thousand forms, by vanity, greed, and caprice, they are all the more easily corrupted that a rabble of interested flatterers is ever on the watch to profit by their vices.

Race of Cains, what have we eiseo with our brothers and sisters? Yet it is not with light hearts that we incur so much ill-will, nor are we satisfied with merely knowing that it is undeserved. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Schools of thought Anarcho-naturism Anarcho-primitivism Social ecology Veganarchism. The virtues are transformed; brotherly frankness is destroyed; independence becomes a crime; above is either pitying condescension or haughty contempt, below either envious admiration or hidden hate.


And yet there reclys fathers who kill their children because when the little ones cry for bread they have none to give them. Reclus began his education in Rhenish Prussiaand continued higher studies at the Protestant college of Montauban.

An Anarchist on Anarchy

Others may turn their eyes from these horrors; we socialists look them full in the face, and seek out their cause. It was awarded the gold medal of the Paris Geographical Society in Not to speak of war and its crimes, from the guilt sliseo which no civilized State is free, can it be denied that chief among the consequences of the existing rwclus system are murder, maladies, and death.

Yet even were they perfection, if humans enjoyed in them the highest happiness of which their nature is capable, they would be none the less obnoxious to the charge of selfish isolation, of raising a wall between themselves and the rest of their race; their pleasures are egotistical, and devotion to the cause of humanity would draw back recluus best of them into the great struggle.

These relations are the outcome of economic laws and elisoe evolution of a social system based on inequality of conditions. Oppression has always been answered by violence. Arable land will be held once more in common; but instead of being ploughed and sown almost at hazard by ignorant hands, as it has hitherto been, science will aid us in the choice of climate, of soils, of methods of culture, of fertilizers, and of machinery.

Élisée Reclus – Wikipedia

They are rdclus times five millions! As for the Anarchists, never will we separate ourselves from the world to build a little church, hidden in some vast wilderness. From the moment when they awaken to a comprehension of that which is equitable and good it is for them to direct their own movements, recpus seek in the their conscience reasons for their actions, and to perform them simply, without either fearing punishment or looking for reward.

A History of Anarchism.


For a long time past, modern exorcists have adopted a similar method for conjuring Anarchists. Overwhelmed with opprobrium and held up with hatred, we are treated on the principle that the surest way of hanging a dog is to give it a bad name. Their sense of what constitutes justice, derived from the average opinion of the age, is insensibly modified by the prejudices of their class.

Eliaeo and Geography 1: Yet when we examine official justice reclue prejudice, how many inequities do we find in legal procedures! Reclus was born at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande Gironde. Even the orator who noisily denies that there is a social question affirms the contrary by a thousand propositions.

The Geography of Freedom: Among other works of this period was the short book Histoire d’un ruisseauin which he traced the development of a great river from source to mouth.

So soon as the police, both political and civil, cease their functions and the masses become masters of the streets, the moral atmosphere changes, each feels themselves responsible for the prosperity and contentment of all; molestation of individuals is almost unheard of; even professional criminals pause in their sad career, for they too, feel that something great is passing through the air.

Husbandry will be guided by the same prescience as mechanical combinations and chemical operations; but the fruits of their toil will not be lost to the laborer. Journal of Historical Geography. Let each of us recall the past and ask ourselves in all sincerity the question: Originally published in the Contemporary Review, and then reprinted as a pamphlet by Benjamin R.

But we have not to do here with the ethics of selfish interests, it is enough to identify the central point of convergence towards which all partial ideas more or less tend.