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Source: Technology Review
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication:
October 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 393-94

[untitled]. Technology Review Oct. 1901 v3n4: pp. 393-94.
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anarchism (personal response).
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     As a people, however, we need have no enduring fear of anarchy or anarchists. It is not conceivable that anarchy can ever flourish in this country to the extent of forming a political factor to be reckoned with. Neither is it reasonable to expect that anarchists should, except temporarily, stand as a menace to the lives of those high in public service. Our government officials are members of no privileged class and are favored by no special laws. Therefore, the anarchistsí hatred can have no foundation except in hostility toward all law and authority; and such doctrines can never take serious root in the United States. Moreover, curiously enough, the [393][394] assault at once produces an effect directly opposite to that desired. Not for years, if ever, has the whole body of citizens been stimulated to give such solid support to the government at Washington as by this act. The expression of loyalty is non-partisan and non-sectional, not less pronounced among adopted citizens than with those native to the country. Therefore, there can be little temptation, even for an anarchist, to strike a blow, the only public effect of which must always be to strengthen that law and authority which he desires to destroy.



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