The following text was written as a contribution to the Revue d’études proudhoniennes of the Société P.-J. Proudhon.
The “Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Society” is an association which was created in May 1982 with the aim of popularising and spreading theideas of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s anti-authoritarian socialism and federalism, of studying and updating this thought in the light ofrecent achievements in the human and social sciences, as well as ofcontemporary problems, of being a place of exchange and confrontation – both on the French and international levels –
between all those (researchers, teachers, activists, etc.) who accept economic, political and ideological pluralism as a rule.