pretty straightforward, as indicated, a portrait of peter kropotkin (1842 - 1921),.. russian anarchist and naturalist.
(he wrote the entry for anarchism in the 11th edition of the encyclopedia britannica.)
America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
"The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror. "
"It is often said that anarchists live in a world of dreams to come and do not see the things which happen today. We see them only too well, and in their true colors, and that is what makes us carry the hatchet into the forests of prejudices that beset us."