"Paul Goodman has been one of the few integrated and hence liberated people of our age... He may well have been the only truly seminal libertarian thinker in our generation."
–George Woodcock, historian of anarchism
"Paul Goodman brought a new invigorating stream into American anarchism, simply through his insistence that in all the problems of daily life we are faced with the possibility of choice between authoritarian and libertarian solutions. Taylor Stoehr's sympathetic editing introduces Goodman's social criticism to a new generation."
–Colin Ward, community planner and public intellectual
"When I get confused about what is happening and what to do about it, I miss Paul's eager and perceptive counsel... The important thing about Paul is that he raises the right questions. The fact that most of his answers are brilliant gives the reader an extra bonus."
–Dave Dellinger, peace activist and founder of Liberation magazine
"The core of Goodman's politics was his definition of anarchism...look not to the state for solutions but discover them for yourselves... He most passionately believed that man must not commit treason against himself, whatever the state–capitalist, socialist, et al–commands."
–Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice