Hatta Shūzō: Christian Pastor to Anarchist Militant
Hatta Shūzō (born 1886; died 1934) was an important anarchist after the murder of Ōsugi Sakae (in 1923). Basing himself on Kropotkinism, he developed the theory of anarchist communism one step further. After Kropotkin’s death, world anarchism rapidly regressed from the level to which Kropotkin had brought it. It seems to me that, as far as I know, in the midst of these degenerate circumstances (the era of Marxism-Leninism’s complete domination) there was nobody other than Hatta (not only in Japan but in the entire world) who took a step forward in this way.1
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