Weekly Bulletin of The Socialist Party of Great Britain (17)
Welcome to the 17th of our weekly bulletins to keep you informed of changes at Socialist Party of Great Britain @ MySpace.
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"The materialistic, realistic, and collectivist conception of freedom, as opposed to the idealistic, is this: Man becomes conscious of himself and his humanity only in society and only by the collective action of the whole society. He frees himself from the yoke of external nature only by collective and social labor, which alone can transform the earth into an abode favorable to the development of humanity. Without such material emancipation the intellectual and moral emancipation of the individual is impossible. He can emancipate himself from the yoke of his own nature, i.e. subordinate his instincts and the movements of his body to the conscious direction of his mind, the development of which is fostered only by education and training. But education and training are preeminently and exclusively social ... hence the isolated individual cannot possibly become conscious of his freedom." Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (1814 -1876) in Man, Society, and Freedom (1871)
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