on pages 121 and 122 of The Conquest of Bread, Kropotkin praises the anarchic development of the railway system of Europe, noting (whether rightly or wrongly, I have no idea) that it was accomplished without government intervention, "by free agreement, by exchange of letters and proposals, and by congresses at which delegates met to discuss well specified special points, and to come to an agreement about them, but not to make laws."

so by his own admission, free-market capitalism provided the "most striking trait of the nineteenth century", and yet he thought his communist gang of thieves could improve upon it by expropriation.

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