Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Socialist and Anarchist Women

It occurred to me that of all of the intellectual endeavors undertaken by Humankind, the Leftist, particularly the Socialist and Anarchist, movements can boast the largest representation of female geniuses.

It would seem as though Socialism and Anarchism provide unique outlet for particularly feminine genius.

The outstanding women figures in Leftist movements that come most immediately to mind are:

Lucy Parsons

Louise Michel

Emma Goldman

Helen Keller

Marie Louise Berneri

Voltairine DeCleyre

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Dora Marsden

Federica Montseny

Margaret Sanger

Rosa Luxembourg

Elizabeth Jane Cochran (aka Nellie Bly)

Rose Pesotta

Angela Davis

I am hard-pressed to think of any other intellectual-activist field so graced.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

My Reply to a Post Entitled: "Why Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism = Racism"

Both the original post and my response can be found on the following URL:


Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The owner of crimsonbird.com has been kind enough to post my book review of PROPAGANDA by Edward Bernays on his site.

I am absolutely delighted with his handling of the web page.

You'll be able to find the original version of PROPAGANDA , published in 1928, on a freedownload .pdf file on that web page sans the introduction by Mark Crispin Miller that is found in the edition published in 2005.

However, having read Miller's introduction, I think he is an excellent writer. It may very well be worthwhile to purchase the book he recently published, a link to which is found on the web page of the review of PROPAGANDA.


Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel


A FREE Online Research Center on the History and Theory of Anarchism

Many of the books that you might spend a fortune buying can be found on a site called Anarchy Archives on the net as free downloads.

When you click on the name of the Anarchists who appear on the site (don't overlook the "Lesser But Bright Lights Link"! Many of them are in no wise lesser light, IMO.) you'll see a link that says "Collected Works" on their page.

That link will take you to entire books, articles, essays, etc. Most are in English, but some are in other languages as well.


Bon Appetit!

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel