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Ideas of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, by Text

[French, 1809 - 1865, French politician.]

1840 What is Property?
p.143 Property is theft!
     Full Idea: Property is theft!
     From: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (What is Property? [1840]), quoted by Jonathan Wolff - An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Rev)
     A reaction: [Context in Proudhon's book?] This may not be the essence of property rights today, but it is almost undeniable as a historical fact. William the Conqueror kills the opposition in battle, and then gives English land to his friends.