Anarchism and Other Essays (Paperback)
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The history of human growth and development is at the same time the history of theterrible struggle of every new idea heralding the approach of a brighter dawn. In itstenacious hold on tradition, the Old has never hesitated to make use of the foulest andcruelest means to stay the advent of the New, in whatever form or period the latter mayhave asserted itself. Nor need we retrace our steps into the distant past to realize theenormity of opposition, difficulties, and hardships placed in the path of everyprogressive idea. The rack, the thumbscrew, and the knout are still with us; so are theconvict's garb and the social wrath, all conspiring against the spirit that is serenelymarching on.