The main thinker behind anarcho-communism, aka "the anarchist prince". Here's the wikipedia article. Despite being born as an aristocrat of highest rank, he took a stand for serfs from an early age and tried to educate them. I see him as a very interesting person of a strong character and high ideals. But I don't know much more about his personal life than what is written in this article. I'm currently reading one of his main books and I suppose he might have overly simplistic views regarding society, but all in all, he definitely has a point.
Does anyone have an idea about his type?
Here are some pics & quotes:
“Prisons are universities of crime, maintained by the state.”
“The mutual-aid tendency in man has so remote an origin, and is so deeply interwoven with all the past evolution of the human race, that is has been maintained by mankind up to the present time, notwithstanding all vicissitudes of history.”
“I understand regicide as a means of obtaining vengeance for the ruin of our lives, but regicide as a means of obtaining political freedom I could never understand.”
"Lenin is not comparable to any revolutionary figure in history. Revolutionaries have had ideals. Lenin has none."
"There are periods in the life of human society when revolution becomes an imperative necessity, when it proclaims itself as inevitable."
"Human society is seen to be splitting more and more into two hostile camps, and at the same time to be subdividing into thousands of small groups waging merciless war against each other. Weary of these wars, weary of the miseries which they cause, society rushes to seek a new organization; it clamors loudly for a complete remodeling of the system of property ownership, of production, of exchange and all economic relations which spring from it."
“Men passionately desire to live after death, but they often pass away without noticing the fact that the memory of a really good person always lives. It is impressed upon the next generation, and is transmitted again to the children. Is that not an immortality worth striving for? ”