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General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, was first published in French as Idée générale de la révolution au XIXe siècle. This is an electronic transcription of John Beverly Robinson's 1923 English translation, originally published in 1923 by Freedom Press, London. The text is based on Dover Publications' 2003 unabridged reproduction of Robinson's translation (ISBN 0-486-43397-8), with occasional typographical errors corrected.
Table of Contents
- To Business Men
- General Idea of the Revolution
- First Study. — Reaction Causes Revolution
- Second Study. — Is there Sufficient Reason for Revolution in the Nineteenth Century?
- Third Study. — The Principle of Association
- Fourth Study. — The Principle of Authority
- Traditional Denial of Government. Emergence of the Idea which succeeds it.
- General Criticism of the Idea of Authority
- Fifth Study. — Social Liquidation
- Sixth Study. — Organization of Economic Forces
- Seventh Study. — Absorption of Government by the Economic Organism