Eugène Bizeau, “Anarchist Individualist Initiation” (1924)

“Anarchist Individualist Initiation”

My dear Armand, your book is a book of ideas, which is why those who wish to reign by the sword or by the power of their fists do not value it. I, preserving the ideal of my younger years, I like its dawn-air, which breaks as if to illuminate the helpless vessels that the surf carries off … And, fleeing the ebb of human stupidity, endlessly multiplied, how many sailors lost on the granite rocks, how many tormented minds and hearts full of sorrow, will one day to “put in at the port,” if by you aid their “compass” once again finds the north!

Eugène Bizeau.

Eugène Bizeau, “Initiation anarchiste individualiste,” L’en dehors 3 no. 33/34 (April 25, 1924): 4.

[Working translation by Shawn P. Wilbur]

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