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The Authority Smashing! Hour, Thurs, 5/13/2010

The Authority Smashing! Hour

With Paul from RI,

and Zeno, and Chomskyan

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One comment on “The Authority Smashing! Hour, Thurs, 5/13/2010

  1. PAUL IN RI
    May 15, 2010

    OMBUDSMANSHIP REGARDING:

    THE FERRER SCHOOL (OR MODERN SCHOOL) IN NYC.

    Starting in 1912, the school’s principal was the philosopher Will Durant, who also taught there. Besides Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, the Ferrer Center faculty included the Ashcan School painters Robert Henri and George Bellows, and its guest lecturers included writers and political activists such as Margaret Sanger, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair. Student Magda Schoenwetter, recalled that the school used Montessori methods and equipment, and emphasised academic freedom rather than fixed subjects, such as spelling and arithmetic.

    In July of 1914, radical anarchists who frequented the Ferrer Center, and loosely associated with its adult education program, plotted to bomb the mansion of tycoon industrialist John D. Rockefeller. On failing to enter the Rockefeller estate, they took the bomb back to the Lexington Avenue apartment of Louise Berger (a school habitué and an editrix of the Mother Earth Bulletin), where it exploded, killing four people, including three of the bombers, and wounding many others, and befell political notoriety upon the Ferrer Center.

    After the 4 July 1914 Lexington Avenue bombing, the police investigated and several times raided the Ferrer Center and other labor and anarchist organisations in New York City. Acknowledging the urban danger to their school, the organizers bought 68 acres in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, and moved there in 1914, becoming the center of the Stelton Colony. Moreover, beyond New York City, the Ferrer Colony and Modern School was founded (ca. 1910–1915) as a Modern School-based community, that endured some forty years.

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