Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Born: January 15, 1809

Died: January 19, 1865

Nationality: French

Occupation: Economist

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Crown's Book of Political Quotations : Over 2500 Lively Quotes from Plato to Reagan (1982) by Michael Jackman, p. 160

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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“Property is impossible.”

- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Source/Notes: Ch. IV: That Property Is Impossible - What is Property? (1840)

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