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Élisée Reclus

Meanwhile, although our object is to live without government and without law, we are obliged in many things to submit. Eye for an eye!

We are not among those whom the practice of social hypocrisies, the long weariness of a crooked life, and the uncertainty of the future have reduced to necessity of asking ourselves — without daring to answer it — the sad question: Organizational forms Insurrectionary anarchism Platformism Synthesis federations. Nevertheless, if great human evolutions are always followed by sad outbreaks of personal hatreds, it is not to these bad passions that well-wishers of their kind appeal when they wish to rouse the motive virtues of enthusiasm, devotion, and generosity.

View history Edit this text Add this text to the bookbuilder Select individual parts for the bookbuilder. According to Kirkpatrick Sale: An individual can be truly moral only when they are their own master. 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 the best of them into the great struggle.

He died at Torhoutnear BrugesBelgium. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Reclus had strong views on naturism and the benefits of nudity.

InReclus initiated the Anti-Marriage Movement. Careers are open; and although the field is covered with corpses, although the conqueror stamps on the bodies of the vanquished, although by supply and demand, and the combinations and monopolies in which they result, the greater part of society becomes enslaved to the few, let things along — for thus has decreed fair play.

This, public opinion well knows; for no question more preoccupies it than that of social transformation. Are they not rather our equals, those whose looks neither implore nor command, and whom we may love with open hearts without afterthought or reserve. Race of Cains, what have we done with our brothers and sisters? Nothing seemed more just than to offset one wrong by a like wrong. Though making no pretension to prophetic insight, may we not venture without temerity to say that the great multitude would join our ranks?


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was awarded the gold medal of the Paris Geographical Society in 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.

A Social History of France InReclus was appointed chair of comparative geography at the University of Brusselsand moved with his family to Belgium. The original form of justice as understood by primitive peoples was that of retaliation, and by thousands of rude tribes this system is still observed. This focus of gravitation is justice. A Record of Events and Opinions. Archived from the original on Let people say what they will, slavery, which abolitionists strove so gallantly to extirpate in America, prevails in another form in every civilized country; for entire populations, placed between the alternatives of death by starvation and toils which they detest, are constrained to choose the latter.

His geographical work, thoroughly researched and unflinchingly scientific, laid out a picture of human-nature interaction that we today would call bioregionalism.

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With the crowd of commonplace chatterers we are already past praying for; no reproach is too bitter for us, no epithet too insulting. It is true that in this way they may retard the solution of the social problem, but it will rise again after each postponement, more formidable than before.

Pending the great work of the coming time, and to the end that this work may be accomplished, it behooves us to utilize every opportunity for rede and deed. They think they have found in a past, restored after modern ideas, conditions of social justice which will establish for ever the brotherhood of man.

And yet a close study of the present state of things would show them that the supposed period of tranquility in which we live is really an age of cruelty and violence. What sum represents the charities of a year in comparison with the gains which hucksters of money and hawkers of loans oftentimes make by the speculations of a single day? Many so-called savage societies hold their land in common, and humble though in our eyes they may seem, they are our betters in this: 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.

Concepts Anarchy Anti-authoritarianism Anti-capitalism Anti-statism Proletarian internationalism Class consciousness Class struggle Classless society Common ownership Common resources Commune Consensus democracy Co-operative economics Direct democracy Egalitarian community Free association Free store ” From each according to his ability, to each according to his need ” Mass strike Gift economy Market abolitionism Mutual aid Prefigurative politics Primitive communism Stateless communism Stateless society Workers’ control Worker cooperative Workers’ council Wage slavery.


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 rcelus honor.

Not to speak of war and its crimes, from the guilt of which no civilized State is free, can it be denied that chief among the consequences of the existing social system are murder, maladies, and death. Elisfo is not the rich and the powerful whom we devote elise destruction, but the institutions which have favored the birth and growth of these malevolent beings.

What boots it to the wretched outcast, burning with fever or craving for bread, that the Book of the Christians opens the doors of heaven more widely to them than to the rich! The little that each of us can do offers an ample recompense for the perils of the combat. Views Read Edit View history. It is a constant fact that in all serious popular movements, made for an idea, hope of a better time, and above all, the sense of a new dignity, fills the soul with high and magnanimous sentiments.

It is on this condition that the individual renounces the right of personal vengeance; but if they be deceived by the mandatories to whom they entrust the vindication of their rights, if they perceive that their agents betray their cause and league themselves with the oppressors, that official justice aggravates their wrongs; in a word, if whole classes and populations are unfairly used, and have no hope of finding in the society to which they belong a redresser of abuses, is it not certain that they will resume their inherent right of vengeance and execute it without pity?

Reclus advocated nature conservation and opposed meat-eating and cruelty to animals. People often speak of the antagonism between rights and duties.

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

What boots it to those who truly love humanity and desire the happiness of all that the slave becomes master, that the master is reduced to servitude, that the whip changes hands, and that money passes from one pocket to another?

What have we done with these ten million human beings killed before their time? For them, faith in their idea is enough. The mean mortality among the well-to-do is, at the utmost, one in sixty.