3. agaisnt conscriptionwar by goldman

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Emma Goldman, “Speech Against Conscription and War” (1917) Emma Goldman was a feminist anarchist. She was born in what is now Lithuania. When she moved to America, she became one of the most honest and renowned of American extremists. She opposed conscription and advocated birth control, free speech, and women’s rights. She was against conscription because she thought that conscription was a reflection of hostility. Although she was arrested many times for her radical activism, her worst punishment was when she had to spend two years in prison for impeding the draft during WWI. She died from a stroke and was buried next to Haymarket anarchists. Goldman starts off her speech by setting a serious tone, but is often interrupted with ruptured cheers and applause. She first stated that the war is wrong. She bitterly stated that America was incapable of learning form other nation’s mistakes and the war (WWI) was a big mistake. Goldman then shifted to the issue of conscription; she believed
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