Anarchism and Other Essays

Front Cover
Echo Library, 2007 - Political Science - 136 pages
38 Reviews
[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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Anarchism and Other Essays

User Review  - Goodreads

After reading this book it seems totally unbelievable to me that Emma Goldman is still that popular. Her views on crime and prisons which represents early positivist criminology is considered to be ... Read full review

Review: Anarchism and Other Essays

User Review  - Frank Terry - Goodreads

This book was really interesting. Historically it was super interesting. Published in 1910, this kind of pre-World-War-One ideology was fascinating to see. The biographical preface was really good ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

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.

Bibliographic information