Direct Action

Literature, 1912

Violence, sabotage, intimidation, rioting, and vandalism which sounds less like any of those and can be cited to sound intellectual™.

Extremists on both sides rarely describe their holy and righteous vigilante crusades in ways which are likely to lead to their arrest. Frequently attributed to female anarchist Voltairine de Cleyre from her same-titled essay in 1912, although more commonly associated with founding member of the British communist party William Mellor in his same-titled 1920 book, and/or MacDonald’s essay on Syndicalism.