Emma Goldman occupies Wall Street

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December 11, 2011
The Nation
by Vivian Gornick  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"One afternoon in mid-October a young woman -- dressed in a white Victorian shirtwaist, long black skirt and rimless glasses shorn of earpieces -- stood up in Zuccotti Park, to announce that she was Emma Goldman and that she had traveled through time to tell those gathered in the park that she loved what they were doing. Nothing in the way of OWS street theater could have better invoked the spirit of the protest than the appearance of a principled anarchist, born nearly a century and a half ago, who never considered herself more American than when she was denouncing the brutish contempt in which capitalism held the feeling life of the individual." (12/07/11)


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