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    • A New Declaration of Independence

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Emma Goldman was a political advocate for absolute freedom for the individual. A New Declaration of Independence was published in 1909 in the journal, Mother Earth, and encouraged all persons regardless of race, background, or ethnicity to stand up for themselves and eliminate society’s inequalities.

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    • The Philosophy of Atheism

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Published in the February 1916 issue of her magazine, Mother Earth, Goldman states that it is only by totally rejecting the idea of God that mankind can break away from the crutch of religion and achieve true freedom. Goldman argued that religion is irrational, destructive, and harmful.

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    • Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Emma Goldman argued that the concept of patriotism limits the liberty of the individual. She states that patriotism is a superstition created by a network of lies and falsehoods that robs a man of his self-respect and dignity. She claims that the wealthy do not contribute to patriotism as they are cosmopolitans, at home in any land.

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    • What I Believe

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Emma Goldman outlines her beliefs on property, the church, love and marriage, and violence. She states that students of the history of progressive thought are well aware that every idea in its early stages has been misrepresented and that the adherents of such ideas have been maligned and persecuted. In conclusion, Goldman claims that only anarchism makes nonauthoritarian organization a reality, since it abolishes the existing antagonism between individuals and classes. 

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    • The Psychology of Political Violence

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 57 mins
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    In The Psychology of Political Violence, Goldman argues “the accumulated forces in our social and economic life, culminating in an act of violence, are similar to the terrors of the atmosphere, manifested in storm and lightning”. She discusses various examples of violent political acts that had taken place in Europe and the US since the 1890s.  

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    • Anarchism and Other Essays

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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    The 1910 collection of essays outlining Emma Goldman's anarchist views on various topics, most notably the oppression of women and perceived shortcomings of first wave feminism. Also, her views on prisons, political violence, sexuality, religion, nationalism, and art theory. Anarchism and Other Essays provides a fascinating look into revolutionary issues at the turn of the century, offering a prophetic view of the social and economic future.

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    • Gourmet Rhapsody

    • By: Muriel Barbery
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz, Barbara Caruso, Eliza Foss, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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    In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of Hedgehog, Pierre Athens, the greatest food critic in the world, is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Arthens has been lording it over the world's most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim. But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you are a food lover, this is a must to read!

    • By Carlos P. Zilzer on 09-13-09

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    • Syndicalism: The Modern Menace to Capitalism

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 33 mins
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    Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist political activist and writer. Here she discusses, inter alia, the split in the revolutionary movement between Bakunin and the Marxists. She recounts her experiences of the Anarchist Congress in Paris in 1900 and in Amsterdam in 1907. 

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    • Interesting introduction to controversial movement

    • By A. Parham on 04-02-19

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    • The Failure of Christianity

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 22 mins
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    In this pamphlet, Emma Goldman criticises Christianity as society’s fundamental support structure. She considered herself as the heir of German iconoclasts like Friedrich Nietzsche and Max Stirner. In her view, Christianity undermined human potential by stripping people of their strength, courage, and agency. 

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    • On Dreams

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 29 mins
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    "On Dreams" appears in Aristotle's Parva Naturalia. He examines questions like whether dreams pertain to the faculty of thought or to that of sense-perception. In part two, he considers the circumstances of sleep and the operation of the sense organs operate. In part three he attempts to explain how dreams arise, suggesting that it is the residual movements of the sensory organs that originate them. 

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    • The Progress of Fifty Years

    • By: Lucy Stone
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In a speech delivered in 1893 to the Congress of Women in Chicago on the advances made over 50 years, prominent US abolitionist, orator, and women's rights advocate Lucy Stone discusses the rights of women with reference to education, free speech, women’s organization, and political power.

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    • On Sleep and Sleeplessness

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Aristotle’s writings cover many subjects, including aesthetics, biology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government. They constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. "On Sleep and Sleeplessness" attempts to explain the reasons for sleeping. He argues that sleep and wakefulness are both affections of the activity of the primary faculty of sense-perception. 

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    • On Prophesying by Dreams

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In "On Prophesying by Dreams", Aristotle contemplates the insights that takes place during sleep. He believes that most prophetic dreams are coincidences. He claims that people often mention things during conversation that later come to pass, and argues this is the phenomenon which occurs in dreams. 

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    • Marriage and Love

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 24 mins
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    In this piece, Goldman writes that marriage is an artificial institution that benefits the patriarchal power structure. She claims that marriage stifles both men and women in their love lives and personal expression. She lists the ways that marriage adversely affects married individuals. 

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    • On Sense and the Sensible

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 48 mins
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    "Sense and Sensibilia" is one of the short treatises by Aristotle that make up the Parva Naturalia. He discusses attributes, like those that are common to all living things. They include waking and sleeping, youth and old age, inhalation and exhalation, life and death.

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    • Anarchism: What It Really Stands For

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 43 mins
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    In this work, Emma Goldman writes that anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the rule of religion, the liberation of the human body from the rule of property, and liberation from the shackles and restraints of government. She claims that 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. 

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    • On Longevity and Shortness of Life

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 18 mins
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    In this treatise, Aristotle raises a number of questions that any adequate theory of aging must address. The treatise examines whether there is one cause that makes everything long-lived, or whether the cause is diverse for plants and animals.

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    • Minorities versus Majorities

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 19 mins
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    In this essay, Emma Goldman praises creative individualism against the power of the masses.  

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    • Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure

    • By: Emma Goldman
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 32 mins
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    Emma Goldman was a passionate critic of the prison system, criticizing both the treatment of prisoners and the social causes of crime. She considered crime as a natural outgrowth of an unjust economic system, and in her essay "Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure" (1911), she quoted liberally from the authors Fyodor Dostoevsky and Oscar Wilde on the subject. 

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    • The Fundamental Principle of a Republic

    • By: Anna Howard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Jean Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Anna Howard Shaw is indeed a fascinating figure in American history. Physician, Suffragette, social reformer, and one of the first female ordained Methodist ministers, but where Shaw really shines is as an orator. A vanguard of feminism in the United States, Shaw made many an address in the name of equal rights for women, and The Fundamental Principle of a Republic was among her finest. 

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