Two Essays by Emma Goldman

Two essays by the fiery orator, anarchist, agitator for peace and liberation: Preparedness: The Road to Universal Slaughter and The Individual, Society and the State.

“The very proclaimers of ‘America first’ have long before this betrayed the fundamental principles of real Americansim, of the kind of Americanism that Jefferson had in mind when he said that the best government is that which governs least; the kind of America that David Thoreau worked for when he proclaimed that the best government is the one that doesn’t govern at all; or the other truly great Americans who aimed to make of this country a haven of refuge, who hoped that all the disinherited and oppressed people in coming to these shores would give character, quality and meaning to the country.”

     --Emma Goldman, Preparedness: the Road to Universal Slaughter