Johann Joseph "Hans" Most (February 5, 1846 – March 17, 1906) was a German-American Social Democratic and then anarchist politician, newspaper editor, and orator. He is credited with popularizing the concept of " propaganda of the deed ".
Johann Most (1846-1906) International Institute of Social History. The product of a broken family and the victim of a disfiguring operation that left his face permanently scarred, German-born ...
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Johann Joseph Most (5 February 1846 in Augsburg – 17 March 1906 in Cincinnati) was a German-American anarchist and orator. He is best known for accepting the strategy of " propaganda of the deed ," which promoted direct action against a single person or institution (including the use of violence) to force revolutionary change and inspire ...
Johann Joseph "Hans" Most (February 5, 1846 – March 17, 1906) was a German-American Social Democratic and then anarchist politician, newspaper editor, and orator. He is credited with popularizing the concept of "propaganda of the deed". His grandson was Boston Celtics radio play-by-play man Johnny Most.
Most returned to Germany where he worked as a journalist. In 1874 he was elected to the German Reichstag but after the passing of anti-socialist laws he was forced to flee the country. In 1878 Most arrived in London where he converted to anarchism. The following year he began publishing Die Freiheit.
Freiheit (German for Freedom) was a long-running anarchist journal established by Johann Most in 1879. It was known for advocacy of attentat, or propaganda of the deed —revolutionary violence that could inspire people to revolution. Most began the German-language journal in London, aiming it at expatriate Germans and Austrians. 
Johann Most, The Beast of Property (1884) 1. Johann Most was born in Germany in the mid-nineteenth century and trained to be a bookbinder. He practiced his trade throughout central Europe but was banned from Austria due to his labor activism. By the 1870s, he had become a prominent, thought radical, labor leader in Germany and an oft-jailed
Johann Joseph Most (mōst), 1846–1906, German anarchist. A bookbinder by trade, he served as editor of socialist papers in Germany and Austria. His publications were suppressed, and he was frequently imprisoned for his public denunciation of religion, patriotism, and accepted moral standards.
In this paper I discuss Johann Most’s evolving views on anarchist violence during the time of his expulsion from Germany in 1878 to his death in 1906. For fifteen years, Most was a Social-Democrat who became a radical socialist in 1880 and an anarchist after 1883 until his death.