Leo Tolstoy has minutely scrutinized capitalism, socialism, industrialism, the division of labor, urban life, imperialism, law, government, social contract theory, political economy and every principal that upholds social life.
Tolstoy, with his towering intellect, has presented the solutions to endless problems caused by the state. A must-read social commentary!
This little book shows, in a short, clear, and systematic manner, how the principle of Non-Resistance, about which Tolstoy has written so much, is related to economic and political life.
00 - Translator Introduction
01 - Aylmer Maude's Translation of Tolstoy's Preface
02 - Chapter One: Goods-Porters who Work Thirty-Seven Hours
03 - Chapter Two: Society's Indifference While Men Perish
04 - Chapter Three: Justification of the Existing Position by Science
05 - Chapter Four: The Assertion of Economic Science that Rural Labourers Must Enter the Factory System
06 - Chapter Five: Why Learned Economists Assert What is False
07 - Chapter Six: Bankruptcy of the Socialist Ideal
08 - Chapter Seven: Culture or Freedom?
09 - Chapter Eight: Slavery Exists Among Us
10 - Chapter Nine: What is Slavery?
11 - Chapter Ten: Laws Concerning Taxes, Land and Property
12 - Chapter Eleven: Laws the Cause of Slavery
13 - Chapter Twelve: The Essence of Legislation is Organised Violence
14 - Chapter Thirteen: What are Governments? Is it Possible to Exist Without Governments?
15 - Chapter Fourteen: How Can Governments be Abolished?
16 - Chapter Fifteen: What Should Each Man Do?
17 - An Afterword