Ideas from 'What is Property?' by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon [1840], by Theme Structure

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25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / c. Property rights
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.