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"When deeds speak, words are nothing." -- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (15 January 1809 in Besançon — 19 January 1865 in Passy) was a French politician, mutualist philosopher and socialist. He was a member of the French Parliament, and he was the first person to call himself an "anarchist". He is considered among the most influential theorists and organisers of anarchism. After the events of 1848 he began to call himself a federalist.

Proudhon was a printer who taught himself Latin in order to better print books in the language. His best-known assertion is that Property is Theft!, contained in his first major work, What is Property? Or, an Inquiry into the Principle of Right and Government (Qu'est-ce que la propriété? Recherche sur le principe du droit et du gouvernement), published in 1840. The book's publication attracted the attention of the French authorities. It also attracted the scrutiny of Karl Marx, who started a correspondence with its author. The two influenced each other: they met in Paris while Marx was exiled there. Their friendship finally ended when Marx responded to Proudhon's The System of Economic Contradictions, or The Philosophy of Poverty with the provocatively titled The Poverty of Philosophy. The dispute became one of the sources of the split between the anarchist and Marxist wings of the International Working Men's Association. Some, such as Edmund Wilson, have contended that Marx's attack on Proudhon had its origin in the latter's defense of Karl Grün, whom Marx bitterly disliked but who had been preparing translations of Proudhon's work.

Proudhon favored workers' associations or co-operatives, as well as individual worker/peasant ownership, over the nationalization of land and workplaces. He considered that social revolution could be achieved in a peaceful manner. In The Confessions of a Revolutionary Proudhon asserted that, Anarchy is Order, the phrase which much later inspired, in the view of some, the anarchist circled-A symbol, today "one of the most common graffiti on the urban landscape." He unsuccessfully tried to create a national bank, to be funded by what became an abortive attempt at an income tax on capitalists and stockholders. Similar in some respects to a credit union, it would have given interest-free loans.

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Total Books: 116
Property Is Theft A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Reader
2011 - Property Is Theft a Pierre-joseph Proudhon Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849350242
ISBN-10: 1849350248
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Oeuvres Compltes Volume 19
2010 - Oeuvres Compltes Volume 19 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143335570
ISBN-10: 1143335570
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oeuvres Compltes Volume 18
2010 - Oeuvres Compltes Volume 18 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143359552
ISBN-10: 1143359550
Genre: Nonfiction
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What Is Property An Inquiry Into the Principle of Right and of Government
Oeuvres Compltes Volume 21
2010 - Oeuvres Compltes Volume 21 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143562068
ISBN-10: 1143562062
Genre: Nonfiction
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De La Justice Dans La Rvolution Et Dans L'glise Nouveaux Principes De Philosophie Pratique
2010 - De La Justice Dans La Rvolution Et Dans L'glise Nouveaux Principes De Philosophie Pratique [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143763120
ISBN-10: 1143763122
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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System Of Economical Contradictions V1 Or The Philosophy Of Misery
2010 - System of Economical Contradictions V1 or the Philosophy of Misery [1888] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120868350
ISBN-10: 1120868351
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Malthusians
2010 - The Malthusians [1886] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120901279
ISBN-10: 1120901278
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La Guerre Et La Paix Recherches Sur Le Principe Et La Constitution Du Droit Des Gens Volume 2
2010 - La Guerre Et La Paix Recherches Sur Le Principe Et La Constitution Du Droit Des Gens Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142235550
ISBN-10: 1142235556
Genre: Nonfiction
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Rsum De La Question Sociale Banque D'change
2010 - Rsum De La Question Sociale Banque D'change [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142271145
ISBN-10: 1142271145
Genre: Nonfiction
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Euvres Compltes De P-J Proudhon Volume 8
2010 - Euvres Compltes De P-j Proudhon Volume 8 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142327491
ISBN-10: 1142327493
Genre: Nonfiction
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Manuel Du Spculateur  La Bourse
2010 - Manuel Du Spculateur La Bourse [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142425722
ISBN-10: 114242572X
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Correspondance De P-J Proudhon Volume 9
2010 - Correspondance De P-j Proudhon Volume 9 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142458188
ISBN-10: 1142458180
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Correspondance De P-J Proudhon Volume 4
2010 - Correspondance De P-j Proudhon Volume 4 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142516314
ISBN-10: 1142516318
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Correspondance De P-J Proudhon Volume 13
2010 - Correspondance De P-j Proudhon Volume 13 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142603243
ISBN-10: 1142603245
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Euvres Compltes De P-J Proudhon Qust-Ce Que La Propit Nouv Ed 1873
2010 - Euvres Compltes De P-j Proudhon Qust-ce Que La Propit Nouv Ed 1873 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142632267
ISBN-10: 1142632261
Genre: Nonfiction
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Qu'est-Ce Que La Proprite Ou Recherches Sur Le Principe Du Droit Et Du Gouvernement
2010 - Qu'est-ce Que La Proprite Ou Recherches Sur Le Principe Du Droit Et Du Gouvernement [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142636487
ISBN-10: 1142636488
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Oeuvres Compltes Volume 9
2010 - Oeuvres Compltes Volume 9 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142670382
ISBN-10: 1142670384
Genre: Nonfiction
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Euvres Compltes De P-J Proudhon
2010 - Euvres Compltes De P-j Proudhon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142496630
ISBN-10: 1142496635
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Napolon Iii Manuscrits Indits
2010 - Napolon III Manuscrits Indits [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142704674
ISBN-10: 114270467X
Genre: Nonfiction
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De La Cration De L'ordre Dans L'humanit Ou Principes D'organisation Politique
2010 - De La Cration De L'ordre Dans L'humanit Ou Principes D'organisation Politique [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142822583
ISBN-10: 1142822583
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2010 - Oeuvres Compltes Volume 29 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - La Fdration Et L'unit En Italie [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Amour Et Mariage [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Oeuvres Compltes Volume 35 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - What Is Property [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Philosophie Du Progrs Programme [French Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Contradictions Politiques Thorie Du Mouvement Constitutionnel Au XIxe Sicle [l'empire parlementaire et l'opposition légale - French Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Thorie De La Proprit [French Edition] (Paperback)
1994 - Proudhon What Is Property [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
La Pornocratie [French Edition] (Paperback)