Anarchism and Other Essays (Version 2)


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Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays. Drawing from a wealth of illustrative material, including the examples of fellow anarchists and radicals of her own acquaintance, modern martyrs, dissident playwrights, poets, and authors, etc., she delineates the main themes of her philosophy with incisiveness and evangelical passion. Included among these themes are: a definition of decentralized anarchism itself; the ambiguous morality of direct action; the curse of modern patriotism; the horrors of early twentieth-century prisons; the need for an entirely new kind of education; the relationship of legal marriage to true love; the insidious danger of Puritanical thought within feminism itself; the deadly spread of sex trafficking; the limitations or even undesirability of woman suffrage; and the extraordinary revolutionary potential of modern theatre. Sadly, none of these themes seem obsolete even to a modern reader; every one of them has direct application to twenty-first century society. - Summary by Expatriate (7 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Biographic Sketch, pt. 1 22:43 Read by Expatriate
Biographic Sketch, pt. 2 20:59 Read by Expatriate
Biographic Sketch, pt. 3 24:54 Read by Expatriate
Preface by Author 7:23 Read by Expatriate
Anarchism: What It Really Stands For, pt. 1 17:17 Read by Expatriate
Anarchism: What It Really Stands For, pt. 2 18:29 Read by Expatriate
Minorities vs. Majorities 17:59 Read by Expatriate
The Psychology of Political Violence, pt. 1 20:26 Read by Expatriate
The Psychology of Political Violence, pt. 2 19:21 Read by Expatriate
The Psychology of Political Violence, pt. 3 12:48 Read by Expatriate
Prisons: A Social Crime & Failure, pt. 1 14:40 Read by Expatriate
Prisons: A Social Crime & Failure, pt. 2 15:51 Read by Expatriate
Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty, pt. 1 17:49 Read by Expatriate
Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty, pt. 2 14:47 Read by Expatriate
Francisco Ferrer & the Modern School, pt. 1 17:02 Read by Expatriate
Francisco Ferrer & the Modern School, pt. 2 18:10 Read by Expatriate
The Hypocrisy of Puritanism 17:11 Read by Expatriate
The Traffic in Women, pt. 1 14:57 Read by Expatriate
The Traffic in Women, pt. 2 15:13 Read by Expatriate
Woman Suffrage 27:05 Read by Expatriate
The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation 20:53 Read by Expatriate
Marriage & Love 21:21 Read by Expatriate
The Modern Drama, pt. 1 28:16 Read by Expatriate
The Modern Drama, pt. 2 25:52 Read by Expatriate

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