Bakunin Reference Archive

Bakunin on Anarchy

Selected Works by the Activist-Founder of World Anarchism

Edited, Translated and with an Introduction by Sam Dolgoff
Published in 1971, by Vintage Books.

Michael Bakunin. A Biographical Sketch, by James Guillaume

I. The Pre-Anarchist Period: Revolutionary Pan-Slavism

1842 The Reaction in Germany
1847 On the 17th Anniversary of the Polish Insurrection
1848 Appeal to the Slavs
1851 Confession to Tsar Nicholas I

II. The Anarchism of Michael Bakunin

1866 Revolutionary Catechism
          National Catechism
1867 Federalism, Socialism, Anti-Theologism
1869 The Program of the International Brotherhood
          The Policy of the International Workingmen's Association

III. The Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune

1870 Letter to Albert Richard
          Letter to a Frenchman on the Present Crisis
                    General Problems of the Social Revolution
                    The Revolutionary Temper and its Matrix
                    A Critique of the German Social-Democratic Program

Representative Government and Universal Suffrage

1870 On Universal Suffrage
1871 God and the State
          Authority and Science
          Man, Society and Freedom
1871 The Program of the Alliance
                    Union Bureaucracy
                    Structure of the International
                    Structure of the State contrasted with that of the International
1871 The Paris Commune and the Idea of the State
1872 Letter to La Liberté
          The International and Karl Marx

IV. Final Years

1873 Statism and Anarchy
          Letter to the Comrades of the Jura Federation
1875 Letter to Élisée Reclus

1876 Ideas on Social Organization, by James Guillaume