René Berthier
Was Kropotkin a revolutionary syndicalist ? Chapter I. — WHAT IS REVOLUTIONARY SYNDICALISM ?

Article mis en ligne le 19 avril 2022
dernière modification le 20 avril 2022

par Eric Vilain

It is not so much the question of whether Kropotkin was a revolutionary syndicalist that is important : indeed, he never explicitly claimed to be one, although he was well aware of the existence of this current. His occasional references to themes of a revolutionary syndicalist type could be considered as circumstantial forays provoked by the momentary vicissitudes of the workers’ struggle rather than by a deep conviction. In other words, what are the criteria for saying that an author “is” or “supports” revolutionary syndicalism ?