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Excerpts from Goldman's essay, 'Anarchism: What It Really Stands For'

Excerpts from Goldman's essay, 'Anarchism: What It Really Stands For'

In this essay, Goldman sets forth her interpretation of the ideology of anarchism. Like most anarchists, she was highly idealistic; believing that human nature was inherently good, she was convinced that a state of absolute freedom would maximize human happiness and productivity. Here she enumerates the many constraints — including religion, property, law and government — that she sees as limiting the individual's liberty.

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Date / time: 
1910
Author(s): 
Goldman, Emma
Pages: 
56-63
Publication: 
Anarchism and Other Essays
Date published: 
01-JAN-10

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Excerpts from Goldman's essay, 'Anarchism: What It Really Stands For'." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/excerpts-from-goldmans-essay-anarchism-what-it-really-stands-for>.