Jan 2011

On This Deity: 19th January 1865

Another piece by me over at On This Deity

19th January 1865: The Death of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

Let us cast our mind back to this day in 1865 to remember the death (at the age of 56) and celebrate the life of the world’s first anarchist. Actually, it’s probably stretching things a little to describe Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in such terms; but he was the first to use the term “anarchism” (from the Greek, meaning “without rule”) in the modern sense and the first to self-apply the label.

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