EUROPEAN REBEL WITH RUSSIAN ROOTS
Classical anarchism through the eyes of the Russian radical Mikhail Bakunin.
The history of true anarchism with a Russian aftertaste is closely connected with the personality of Mikhail Bakunin, whose contribution to the fate of the whole world turned out to be colossal. A real Russian man, brought up on European philosophy, his main goal was to create a world where all people will be equal and free, and where lives will not be measured by the thickness of a wallet or the height of a social pedestal. Bakunin’s utopian ideas ran counter to the thoughts of Marx, for whom the radical suddenly turned out to be nothing more than “that fat Russian.” So who is he, and is his philosophy alive today?