Alan Wieder reviews Paul and Karen Avrich's "Sasha and Emma: the anarchist odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman". The book is a collaborative effort between this father and daughter. Karen took over Paul's manuscript after he died. Alan gives some background on Paul's work. The book tracks the two revolutionaries lives together and apart, as collaborating agitators and as very different revolutionaries, as advocates of free love and free thinking. The book is as much a cultural history as a book about particular people, showing Sasha and Emma's involvement in anarchist projects and plots across the US and Europe.
Bill Resnick talks with Bryan Palmer about the history of and relationship between anarchism and marxism, particularly prior to the Bolshevik Revolution. Palmer discusses the socialist roots of the two political tendencies, explaining how anarchists and marxists aimed for roughly the same revolutionary outcomes. He compares their different though complementary approaches to creating a better world. In light of historic inequalities re-emerging, he also argues for re-kindling the dialogue between anarchists and marxists.