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The Conquest of Bread is Peter Kropotkin's most extensive study of human needs and his outline of the most rational and equitable means of satisfying them. A combination of detailed historical analysis and far-reaching Utopian vision, this is a step-by-step guide to social revolution: the concrete means of achieving it, and the world that humanity's 'constructive genius' is capable of creating. Includes a new introduction that historically situates and discusses the contemporary relevance of Kropotkin's ideas. Written in the late 1800s, this prophetic book reveals the truths of the many abuses against human rights caused by the centralization of industry. The Conquest of Bread has become a classic of political anarchist literature. It was heavily influential on both the Spanish Civil War and the Occupy movement.