• E. H. Carr


When Bakunin had first canvassed the possibility of acquiring Swiss nationality, somebody told him that his chances of success would be increased if he became a house-owner. The suggestion might well have seemed ironical to one who rejected in theory the institution of private property, and who in practice often lacked the wherewithal to procure even the bare necessities of life. But it was taken by Bakunin with surprising seriousness. He began to discuss with his friends the ways and means by which he might become a landed proprietor on Swiss soil; and, in the summer of 1873, a heaven-sent opportunity occurred of realising this unexpected ambition.


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