Emma Goldman
April 12, 2004 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Emma Goldman, "Queen of the Anarchists."
posted by homunculus (16 comments total)
Thanks for the reminder of the PBS show tonight.
posted by jsonic at 11:43 AM on April 12, 2004

aw, I wish I had PBS. [thanks for some ace links to tide me over]
posted by dabitch at 12:12 PM on April 12, 2004

Yes, thanks for posting this. I"m looking forward to the program. When PBS profiled Chicago for the American Experience, they did a short segment on Haymarket. I was surprised by the number of historical facts they got wrong.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:12 PM on April 12, 2004

*jumps up on table*
*shouts "ANARCHY!"*
posted by jonmc at 12:26 PM on April 12, 2004

*plays a Beach Boys song on the jukebox*
posted by rafter at 12:31 PM on April 12, 2004

Would anarchists have a queen?
posted by Ty Webb at 1:33 PM on April 12, 2004

No, but apparently some people in the press nicknamed her that, and it worked so nicely with the links I'd collected that I couldn't resist.
posted by homunculus at 1:45 PM on April 12, 2004

How about Emma Goldman: Affinity Group Spokesperson of the Anarchists?
posted by Ty Webb at 2:11 PM on April 12, 2004

Thanks for the head's up on the PBS show tonight. I've always admired Ms. Goldman...I'm looking forward to this broadcast.
posted by dejah420 at 2:12 PM on April 12, 2004

I like it, Ty Webb.

I just hope the documentary is better than the movie about Boudicca was.
posted by homunculus at 5:13 PM on April 12, 2004

I love her...thanks homunculus (and i didn't know there was going to be an American Experience on her either)
posted by amberglow at 5:27 PM on April 12, 2004

and don't forget that she was one of the earliest American supporters of gay and lesbian rights: In an era when gay writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for two years (1895-1897) for "gross indecency," Goldman spoke out publicly in defense of gay and lesbian people, defending their right to choose who and how they would love. For this outspokenness she faced criticism from her colleagues on the left who feared that embracing the cause of homosexuality would damage their other political work. Goldman was as unaffected by these fears as she was by the condemnation of those on the right, and she continued to support homosexuals throughout her life.
posted by amberglow at 5:38 PM on April 12, 2004

I'm watching it now—pretty good for a tv documentary, aside from a bizarre soft-porn "recreation" of her sex life. What the hell is that about?
posted by languagehat at 6:52 PM on April 12, 2004

it's like PBS mixed with Lifetime...cheesy.

I think maybe they felt they should sex it up because of her "free love" stance.
posted by amberglow at 6:59 PM on April 12, 2004

Improbably, Emma Goldman ran - briefly - an ice cream shop about four miles from my front door.
posted by troutfishing at 8:42 PM on April 12, 2004

"Would you like whip cream on your Smash The State Shake, Sir?"
posted by jonmc at 6:37 AM on April 13, 2004

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