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(1888 - 1934) ~ Anarchist Leader of the Anti-Bolshevik, Anti-Capitalist Partisans of the Ukraine : Nestor Makhno was the leader of a libertarian peasant and worker army and insurrection in the Ukraine which successfully fought Ukrainian nationalists, the Whites, the Bolsheviks and the bourgeoisie and put anarchism into practice in the years following the Russian Revolution. (From : Intro to Struggle Against the State.)
• "...any State, whether bourgeois or proletarian, tends, by its very nature, simply to exploit and oppress man, to destroy in each and every one of us all the natural qualities of the human spirit that strive for equality and for the solidarity that underpins it." (From : "Paths of 'Proletarian' Power," Probuzdeniye, No. ....)
• "As an individual, man gets back to his authentic personality when he rejects false thinking about life and reduces it to ashes, thereby recovering his real rights. It is through this dual operation of rejection and affirmation that the individual becomes a revolutionary anarchist and a conscious communist." (From : "The ABC of the Revolutionary Anarchist," by Nesto....)
• "'Soviet' power is a power no better and no worse than any other. Currently, it is every bit as wobbly and absurd as any State power in general." (From : "'Soviet' Power -- Its Present and Its Future," Bo....)
© Copyright: 1996 Alexandre Skirda
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Makhno, Nestor Ivanovich. 1889-1934. [Lutte contre l'Etat et autres écrits. English] The struggle against the state and other essays / by Nestor Makhno ; edited by Alexandre Sirda. p. cm. Includes biblographical references. ISBN 1-873176-78-3 (pbk.) 1. Ukraine--History--Revolution. 1917-1921. 2. Ukraine--History--1921-1944. 3. Anarchism. I. Skirda, Alexandre. II. Title. DK265.8.U4M27413 1995 947' 710841--dc20 95-40647 CIP
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