Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America
by Paul AvrichTweet
Paul Avrich, a New York City professor of History, let's the anarchists speak for themselves in this mighty tome. 180 interviewees, mostly anarchists, friends, associates, and relatives, talk about their motivations as individualists, collectivists, pacifists, and revolutionaries. There are firsthand recollections of Emma Goldman, Rudolf Rocker, Sacco and Vanzetti and other key anarchists, experiences in libertarian schools and colonies, and observations of the dangers of authoritarian communism, bureaucracy and entrenched institutions. Interviews include Roger Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, Daniel Guerin, Peter Kropotkin, and Dwight Macdonald. This book profiles a movement continuing to appeal with its calls for self-determination, direct grass-roots action and voluntary cooperation.
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