The Ideal: Emma Goldman’s Anarchism

A little Red Emma this winter? Join us on December 10 for the final meeting of the semester to discuss the work of a figure who continues to rile the indignation of bourgeois society. (Witness the recent decision to cut funding to the Emma Goldman Papers project at UC Berkeley.) Goldman’s radicalism targets virtually every political and social institution, advocating for nothing less that total revolution of self and society. Sex and marriage, education, women’s rights, patriotism, religion… it all falls under Goldman’s relentless and withering critique.

As always, feel free to read as much or as little as you like. Links included to primary readings and (some) of the secondary sources.

Primary Readings:

Additional Material:

Selected Biographies & Secondary Analysis:


PBS: An Exceptionally Dangerous Woman

Paramount News: Emma Goldman is Back!

December 10, 2014 – 7 PM
CUNY Graduate Center
Department of Political Science
365 5th Ave. Room 5200.07
New York, NY 10016

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