New England Anarchism in Germany

  title={New England Anarchism in Germany},
  author={Thomas A. Riley},
  journal={The New England Quarterly},
  • T. A. Riley
  • Published 1 March 1945
  • History
  • The New England Quarterly
John Henry Mackay (1864–1933) is almost invariably mentioned in histories of modern German literature as a characteristic figure of the rebellious 1880’s and 1890’s, a period in which German writers were struggling violently— andmore or less successfully— to throw off the hampering blanket of idealism and to establish letters on the scientific basis of Darwinism and amaterialistic philosophy.1 The era produced such famous names as Hauptmann and Nietzsche, who shocked the German middle class by…