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“The Function of Militarism is to Kill”: Emma Goldman and Questioning the First World War

Discussion of Emma Goldman and resistance to war during the First World War

Bram Hubbell
Bram Hubbell
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“The Function of Militarism is to Kill”: Emma Goldman and Questioning the First World War

In Friday’s post, I discussed the Women’s Peace Movement during the Great War. Another woman who challenged the war was Emma Goldman. She focused more on the problem of militarism. Goldman’s classic speech, “Preparedness: The Road to Universal Slaughter,” is an excellent source for the classroom.

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