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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
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As quoted in Crown's Book of Political Quotations : Over 2500 Lively Quotes from Plato to Reagan (1982) by Michael Jackman, p. 160
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
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Ch. IV: That Property Is Impossible - What is Property? (1840)


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Born: January 15, 1809

Died: January 19, 1865 (aged 56)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Economist

Bio: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was a French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist. He was a member of the French Parliament and the first person to call himself an anarchist. He is considered among the most influential theorists and organizers of anarchism. After the events of 1848 he began to call himself a federalist.

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