Mikhail A. BakuninMikhail A. Bakunin, (1814-1876) Russian revolutionary anarchist, founder of collectivist anarchism

Mikhail A. Bakunin Quote

“Liberty means that a man is recognized as free and treated as free by those who surround him.”

Mikhail A. BakuninMikhail A. Bakunin
~ Mikhail A. Bakunin

God and the State, 1871

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

A perspective from pragmatic applications; not from a natural law perspective..

Ronw13, Yachats Or

It is a shallow statement. In todays current affairs, it will not do, to stop at practical. There is no gravity in the quote, as Mike points out. What type of Liberty and its origins must be included. Natural law is inherit throughout all the universe ! It is not theory but fact based.

E Archer, NYC

From a natural law perspective, man is free even when in chains. The chains are there because the people around him are not treating him as free. The quote is accurate.

jim k, Austin

I'm with E Archer on this one.


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