“The charge that Anarchism is destructive, rather than constructive, and that, therefore, Anarchism…”

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“The charge that Anarchism is destructive, rather than constructive, and that, therefore, Anarchism is opposed to organization, is one of the many falsehoods spread by our opponents. They confound our present social institutions with organization; hence they fail to understand how we can oppose the former, and yet favor the latter. The fact, however, is that the two are not identical…. Organization, as we understand it, is based, primarily, on freedom. It is a natural and voluntary grouping of energies to secure results beneficial to humanity.”

Emma Goldman, “Report to the Amsterdam Congress of 1907”

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