Anarchism and Other Essays

Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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Among the men and women prominent in the public life of early 20th-century America there are but few whose names are mentioned as often as that of Emma Goldman. Yet the real Emma Goldman is almost quite unknown. The sensational press has surrounded her name with so much misrepresentation and slander, it would seem almost a miracle that, in spite of this web of calumny, the truth breaks through and a better appreciation of this much maligned idealist begins to manifest itself. Here are powerful, penetrating, prophetic essays on direct action, the role of minorities, prison reform, puritan hypocrisy, and violence.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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The narration is crazy spectacular

It really delivers on an anarchist perspective. It's facinating to see how far we've come and how much further we have to go.

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Critical reading for today's world

Written in 1910, every bit of the knowledge that Goldman sought and disseminated here is painfully relevant today. Anarchism, as Goldman said elsewhere, will always prevail in the human spirit because it touches the underlying truths of capitalism, government, and authority. Despite smear tactics from the state and capitalist media, despite the important but controversial tactics of cultural anarchists and the blackbloc, one also comes to the believe that anarchism also touches on the fundamental truths of humanity.

I highly recommend this book to any who wishes to emancipate themselves from the compact masses of droning capitalist cannon fodder.

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defining article on anarchism in US a century ago

Loved it! I read it in a philosophy class in college. I just listened to it. I still find it so inspirational. I highly recommend this book.

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Emma Goldman was a hero!

Anarchism and Other Essays is a truly epochal text. It laid the foundations for Anarchs-Feminism and influenced countless 20th century and contemporary Anarchists! A must read for any self respecting Leftist and/or Feminist!

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  • Adam.W
  • 12-11-14

A good overview of Emma Goldman's beliefs.

Would you consider the audio edition of Anarchism and Other Essays to be better than the print version?

There is considerable emotion and simmering anger in the narration, which there should be.

Would you recommend Anarchism and Other Essays to your friends? Why or why not?

If, like I, you seek to learn something about an oft misunderstood person and philosophy (Anarchism) then this book will give you some concept and right some misunderstandings.

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Sometimes it got a bit monotonous and with the benefit of hindsight we can see all the flaws in Goldman's beliefs but it was a good reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-19

A compelling read

The book draws you into Goldman's world as she sees it, and it is difficult to be objective when her account of the historical injustices she witnesses are so vividly described as to pique our interests. However, much of this is achieved through Goldman's words, rather than the narration of Suzanne Toren who nevertheless succeedes portraying Goldman's anger and distress yet falls flat in her tone often.

however this is ultimately a neccessary read for anyone who feels compelled to explore such social issues as those described in this book

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  • 06-30-20

A timeless call to action

Emma Goldman's firebrand voice - her perceptive criticism of capitalist society, her deep love of humanity, and her commitment to a better world - is just as relevant today as when she lived. A passionate, eloquent call to action for a freer and more just world.