Pioneers of American freedom - Rudolf Rocker

Classic text by the anarchist Rudolf Rocker on the origin of liberal and radical thought in America.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 8, 2014

The book features chapters on Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry D. Thoreau, William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, Abraham Lincoln, Josiah Warren, Stephen Pearl Andrews, Lysander Spooner, William B. Greene, Benjamin R. Tucker, and others.

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syndicalist

8 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on May 8, 2014

Thanks for posting this very politically disappointing book. Meant as a criticism of the author, the the poster. I've not seen this before in full and look forward to skimming it

Ross Arctor

8 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Ross Arctor on May 8, 2014

syndicalist

this [is a] very politically disappointing book.

Care to elaborate?

syndicalist

8 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on May 8, 2014

I'll try when not on a cell. But basically Rocker went from a basically collectivist perspective, to a more like America being the bastion of individual of individual freedom and liberty Sort if a 180 degree turn based on him living thru two world wars and dictatorships and repressions