Excerpts From Emma 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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Jewish Women's Archive. "Excerpts From Emma Goldman's Essay, 'Anarchism: What It Really Stands For'." (Viewed on February 29, 2024) <http://jwa.org/media/excerpts-from-goldmans-essay-anarchism-what-it-really-stands-for-0>.