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The Growing Discontent of the Masses: Three Essays on the Social Condition

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"The world is at a loss for a way out. Parliamentarism and democracy are on the decline. Salvation is being sought in Fascism and other forms of "strong" government."

Accessible, humorous, impassioned, and strangely relevant to our present day: here are collected some of the best short pieces by Emma Goldman, once famously regarded as "the most dangerous woman in America."

Paperback, 84 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by VertVolta Press
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Some excellent criticisms but just a little bit too dogmatic with anarchist rhetoric and easy answers. Critiques the status quote well, but then leaps to a utopia as the answer. Would have been a better book just with the criticisms and leaving the reader to ponder the complex outcomes of these problems, rather than going “this is all solved through anarchism”. Unfortunately, Reads more like a rousing speech or propaganda than a measured and nuanced book. Similar to how Lenin’s books involve gre ...more
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Emma Goldman was a feminist anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the bu

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