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Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

2012

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Global Anti-Anarchism: The Origins Of Ideological Deportation And The Suppression Of Expression, Julia Rose Kraut Jan 2012

Global Anti-Anarchism: The Origins Of Ideological Deportation And The Suppression Of Expression, Julia Rose Kraut

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

On September 6, 1901, a self-proclaimed anarchist named Leon Czolgosz fatally shot President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. This paper places the suppression of anarchists and the exclusion and deportation of foreigners in the aftermath of the "shot that shocked the world" within the context of international anti-anarchist efforts, and reveals that President McKinley's assassination successfully pulled the United States into an existing global conversation over how to combat anarchist violence. This paper argues that these anti-anarchist restrictions and the suppression of expression led to the emergence of a "free speech consciousness" among anarchists, and …