Louis Lingg

American anarchist and trade union activist

Louis Lingg (September 9, 1864 – November 10, 1887) was a German-born American anarchist who committed suicide while in jail after being convicted and sentenced to hang as a member of a criminal conspiracy behind the Haymarket Square bombing.

I despise you. I despise your order; your laws; your force-propped authority.

QuotesEdit

  • Anarchy means no domination or authority of one man over another, yet you call that "disorder."
    • Statement to the Court (1886)
  • I die happy on the gallows, so confident am I that the hundreds and thousands to whom I have spoken will remember my words; and when you shall have hanged us, then, mark my words, they will do the bomb-throwing! In this hope do I say to you: "I despise you. I despise your order; your laws; your force-propped authority." Hang me for it!
    • Statement to the Court (1886)

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