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Source: Lucifer, the Light-Bearer
Source type: magazine
Document type: column
Document title: “News-Notes and Comments”
Author(s): Harman, Lillian
Date of publication: 31 October 1901
Volume number: 5
Issue number: 42
Series: third series
Pagination: 338-39 (excerpt below includes only page 338)

Harman, Lillian. “News-Notes and Comments.” Lucifer, the Light-Bearer 31 Oct. 1901 v5n42 (3rd series): pp. 338-39.
Emma Goldman (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response: anarchists); McKinley assassination (public response: criticism).
Named persons
Emma Goldman; William McKinley.
Click here to view Emma Goldman’s response to the claim (below) that she said “[s]he deplored the assassination of McKinley.”

The excerpt below comprises two nonconsecutive portions of the column. Omission of text within the excerpt is denoted with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).

The date of publication provided by the magazine is October 31, E. M. 301.

Whole No. 889.

Alternate magazine title: Lucifer, the Lightbearer.


News-Notes and Comments [excerpt]

     In a report of a meeting of the Manhattan Liberal Club, New York, on Friday evening, Oct. 8, Emma Goldman is quoted as saying that, as an Anarchist, she was opposed to violence. She deplored the assassination of McKinley, and said that if the people want to do away with assassins they must do away with the conditions which produce murderers.


     “Keep out the foreigners!” is now the cry. The United States is to be the home of natives, only, henceforth. Very well; but shall we also keep the “foreigners” (ourselves) out of the territory of other nations? The United States is large enough for its citizens. Let them remain at home instead of involving themselves and the nation in broils in the Philippines, in China, in Bulgaria. “Sauce for the goose” should be “sauce for the gander.”



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