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July 28, 2013

Emma Goldman on Exporting Democracy (I Wonder if That Means What You Think It Means)

Emma Goldman:
How else is the world to take America seriously, when democracy at home is daily being outraged, free speech suppressed, peaceable assemblies broken up by overbearing and brutal gangsters in uniform; when free press is curtailed and every independent opinion gagged? Verily, poor as we are in democracy, how can we give of it to the world?
Trial and Speeches of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman in the United States District Court, in the City of New York, July, 1917 (link)

Emma Goldman, Pittsburgh resident from the Homestead Strike until her colleague Alexander Berkman was put in prison at Western Penitentiary for attempting to assassinate Henry Clay Frick.

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What the ...? said...

I think I know this woman's great niece..

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