Edward Bellamy

Intro

Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) was the author of Looking Backward 2000-1887 (1887) and Equality (1897).

What a pity Bellamy has not lived longer! He would have produced other excellent books. I am positive that were Bellamy to have met an Anarchist who could have explained to him our ideal, he would have accepted it. The authoritarianism which he introduced to his Utopia was useless there and contradictory to the system. It was simply a survival, a concession, a tribute to the past.

— Peter Kropotkin, 1898

Sources
  • Bellamy, Edward (1888) Looking Backward 2000-1887
  •  (1897) Equality
  • Kropotkin, Peter (1898) Obituary for Edward Bellamy, Les Temps Nouveaux (translated in Freedom)

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