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Source: Free Society
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “W. O. Koehn”
Author(s): P., M.
Date of publication: 17 August 1902
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 33
Pagination: 4

P., M. “W. O. Koehn.” Free Society 17 Aug. 1902 v9n33: p. 4.
W. O. Koehn (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response: anarchists); schools, public.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.


W. O. Koehn [excerpt]

     “Even Anarchists don’t know what killed McKinley[,]” he used to say. “The public school did it. There we are taught this is a free country—a refuge for the oppressed. When we enter life we see the lie, and are disappointed. I know how Czolgosz felt when he thought of the slavery of his conntry [sic] and the oppression and cruelty perpetrated upon the Filipinos. It was not in accord with the teachings in the school where we learned to worship our flag which floats, as they say, for freedom.”



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