Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quote of the Day (Proudhon, on Laws as ‘Spider Webs for the Rich’)

“Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government.”—French social theorist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), voicing his “Authority Principle,” in No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism (1980), edited by Daniel Guérin, as translated by Paul Sharkey (1998)

(Portrait of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1865, by Gustave Courbet)

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