Anarchism and Other Essays

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Echo Library, 2007 - Political Science - 136 pages
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[This book] look[s] into revolutionary issues a the turn of the century, a prophetic view of the social and economic future, much of which we have seen take place, and above all, a glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary woman: brilliant, provocative, dedicated, passionate, and what used to be called "high-minded." -Back cover.

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User Review  - Kennyjohnson - Goodreads

Some have tried to retroactively (am I using that word correctly?) fault Goldman, and even discredit her entirely, because of her exclusion of racial issues, and because some of her views towards ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elisa - Goodreads

Emma Goldman is as fresh and provocative as she was 100 years ago. There never was a time more relevant for her ideas than right now, what with the rise of the 1% and all the bullshit wars waged for ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 - May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the burgeoning anarchist movement in 1889. Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair, Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. She and anarchist writer Alexander Berkman, her lover and lifelong friend, planned to assassinate industrialist and financier Henry Clay Frick as an act of propaganda of the deed. Although Frick survived the attempt on his life, Berkman was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Goldman was imprisoned several times in the years that followed, for "inciting to riot" and illegally distributing information about birth control. In 1906, Goldman founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth.

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