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Alexander Berkman“The man who can face vilification and disgrace, who can stand up against the popular current, even against his friends and his country when he knows he is right, who can defy those in authority over him, who can take punishment and prison and remain steadfast–that is a man of courage. The follow whom you taunt as a ‘slacker’ because he refuses to turn murderer–he needs courage. But do you need much courage just to obey orders, to do as you are told and to fall in line with thousands of others to the tune of general approval and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’?”

Alexander Berkman, What Is Anarchism?

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