Reference Writers: Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman
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Emma Goldman

There is no conflict between the individual and the social instincts, any more than there is between the heart and the lungs: the one the receptacle of a precious life essence, the other the repository of the element that keeps the essence pure and strong. The individual is the heart of society, conserving the essence of social life; society is the lungs which are distributing the element to keep the life essence – that is, the individual – pure and strong. – Anarchism: What It Really Stands For


The Truth about Emma Goldman, “The Liberator,” 1920



1906: The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation
1909: A New Declaration of Independence
1910: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
1910: The Traffic in Women
1911: Woman Suffrage
1911: Patriotism, a Menace to Liberty
1911: Mary Wollstonecraft, Her Tragic Life and Her Passionate Struggle for Freedom
1914: Marriage and Love
1916: The Philosophy of Atheism
1917: Minorities versus Majorities
1917: Francisco Ferrer and the Modern School
1917: The Hypocrisy of Puritanism
1917: The Psychology of Political Violence
1917: Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure
1923: My Disillusionment in Russia
1925: Samuel Gompers
1929: Sacco and Vanzetti
1929: An Unexpected Dash Through Spain
1936: Durruti Is Dead, Yet Living
1938: Trotsky Protests Too Much
1938: Trotsky Protests Too Much [alternate translation]
1940: The Individual, Society and the State



Anarchy Archives: Goldman
Emma Goldman Papers Project