Goldman, Emma. Anarchism and Other Essays. New York. 1910. Mother Earth Publishing. With a Biographical Sketch by Hippolyte Havel. 277 pages. hardcover. 


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Includes the essays - Anarchism: What It Really Stands For; Minorities Versus Majorities; The Psychology of Political Violence; Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure; Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty; Francisco Ferrer and The Modern School; The Hypocrisy of Puritanism; The Traffic in Women; Woman Suffrage; The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation; Marriage and Love; The Drama: A Powerful Dissimenator of Radical Thought. Anarchism was central to Emma Goldman's view of the world and she is today considered one of the most important figures in the history of anarchism. First drawn to it during the persecution of anarchists after the 1886 Haymarket affair, she wrote and spoke regularly on behalf of anarchism. In the title essay of her book ANARCHISM AND OTHER ESSAYS, she wrote: ‘Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.’ Goldman's anarchism was intensely personal. She believed it was necessary for anarchist thinkers to live their beliefs, demonstrating their convictions with every action and word. ‘I don't care if a man's theory for tomorrow is correct,’ she once wrote. ‘I care if his spirit of today is correct.’Anarchism and free association were to her logical responses to the confines of government control and capitalism. ‘It seems to me that these are the new forms of life,’ she wrote, ‘and that they will take the place of the old, not by preaching or voting, but by living them.’


Goldman EmmaAnarchist and feminist EMMA GOLDMAN (1869-1940) is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Lithuania, she emigrated to the United States as a teenager, was deported in 1919 for her criticism of the U.S. military draft in World War I, and died in Toronto after a globetrotting life. An early advocate of birth control, women's rights, and workers unions, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Among her many books are My Disillusionment in Russia (1925) and Living My Life (1931).








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