Mr. Proudhon has the misfortune to be singularly unknown in Europe. In France, he has the right to be a bad economist, because he passes for a good German philosopher
This is the opening line to my pdf of Poverty of Philosophy, which is taken from a letter he wrote while he was working on PoP.
I’ve actually just started reading the actual text, so far I was on the introduction by the editor and it promises to be a very interesting text, that I recommend all comrades read. Too often anarchists have told me that Marx was inspired by Proudhon; nothing could be further from the truth. Proudhon remained encased in his petty bourgeois ideology and in fact was influenced by Marx.
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