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martasultan wrote

Kropotkin was old at the time and I can see not participating as fair- but he hadn't done so much as offer them his seal of approval or reply to their messages.

I wonder what can be done regarding those who never give it up, anyway.

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martasultan wrote (edited )

Here's an account by Makhno of Kropotkin working with the Bolsheviks rather than anarchists. And here- he advocated for a 'system similar to that of the United States', and we all know how the US is.

Basically, he tended to criticize the Soviet Union without actually pushing for any alternatives or even offering support to anarchists in the form of kind words.

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martasultan wrote (edited )

Hardly. Kropotkin chose to work with the Soviets rather than the anarchist movements that actually asked for his support- which he entirely ignored.

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martasultan wrote

Anarchists are sceptical of any platform being in the hands of a small group of people; even if they're other anarchists.

One would imagine its at least better than using one owned by liberals, but I do understand the reason to be skeptical about it given what offering control to a small group of people usually does.