Free Society (Chicago). Vol. 9 No. 23. June 8, 1902.

Free Society (Chicago). Vol. 9 No. 23. June 8, 1902.

Contents: How Can Government be Abolished by Leo Tolstoy, Intellectual and Emotional Propaganda by S. Mints, ‘Our Land of the Free’ by Annie Fritz, News and Notes, Appeal to New Jersey Comrades by Voltairine De Cleyre, London Letter by H.M. Kelly.

‘An Exponent of Anarchist-communism: Holding That Equality of Opportunity Alone Constitutes Liberty. That in the Absence of Monopoly, Price and Competition Cannot Exist. And That Communism is an Inevitable Consequence.’ Free Society was the most important English-language anarchist newspaper of its time. It continued ‘The Firebrand,’ which was founded in 1895 and edited by Abe and Mary Isaak in Portland, Oregon. The Isaak family moved to San Francisco after an obscenity arrest and restarted as ‘Free Society.’ The paper folded in New York City in November, 1904. Emma Goldman, a contributor to the Firebrand and Free Society, would start ‘Mother Earth’ in 1906 and continue the tradition of Free Society and The Firebrand.

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