Drawing the Line

  title={Drawing the Line},
  author={David Thoreau Wieck},
  pages={199 - 214}
When I met Paul Goodman my political ideas were in critical transition. As a young radical in the 1930s, I had been drawn to the Communist movement, and there I learned what authoritarianism meant; I had encountered Emma Goldman's writings, and I had found an authentic revolutionary and libertarian spirit in the Spanish revolution and the CNT and among anarchists I came to know. But if, in 1946, after war-time prison, I was still an anarchist, I saw that 19th-century watchwords no longer fit…