Tag: The Voltairine de Cleyre Collection
The Sun, March 04, 1894 – An Interview with Voltairine de Cleyre
VOLTAIRINE DE CLEYRE PHILADELPHIA’S WOMAN ANARCHIST; HER THEORIES AND VERSES Offspring of a French communist and a New England Puritan Woman, She Was Born to Enthusiasm and Hobbies-Rabid in her Anarchism, and Believes in Unhappiness as Part of the Highest Ideal Life Picture to yourself a tall woman – her age may be 26 years-with…
The Past and Future of the Ladies’ Liberal League
Introduction by Nick Ford Voltairine de Cleyre remains a timeless inspiration to me. There have been days where I’ve felt lost, confused, or even depressed and reading her has brought me peace. There have been countless debates where her words proved useful if not downright perceptive, even if she could never have anticipated today’s events. There…
Life or Death on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Voltarine de Cleyre‘s “Life or Death” read by (in order of appearance) Tony Dreher, Nick Ford, Jeff Riggenbach and Stephanie Murphy, and edited by Nick Ford. A Soul, half through the Gate, said unto Life: “What does thou offer me ?” And Life replied: “Sorrow, unceasing struggle, disappointment; after these Darkness and…
McKinley’s Assassination from the Anarchist Standpoint
Two Letters from Voltairine de Cleyre on the McKinley Assassination: McKinley’s Assassination from the Anarchist Standpoint (1907) Six years have passed since William McKinley met his doom at Buffalo and the return stroke of justice took the life of his slayer, Leon Czolgosz. The wild rage that stormed through the brains of the people, following…
Voltairine de Cleyre on “Thing-Worship”
One of my favorite anarchists and writers of all time was recently featured by actress Mary Tuomanen. Tuomanen read an excerpt from perhaps my favorite essay by de Cleyre called The Dominant Idea and it was presented during the 2015 Voices of a People’s History at Plays and Players in Philadelphia. Just for some background, the main…
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