tuesday 12. 5

we’ll be watching an episode of an adam curtis documentary (probably one of the episodes from century of the self). he’s done a ton of series, and i encourage folks to watch many. they’re pretty dense, and funny (brit humor), and not anarchist at all, but provocative for us. Even if we’ve already figured some of his points out, his spin is interesting.
(some of his series: century of the self, power of nightmares, the trap, all watched over by machines of loving grace, bitter lake, and hypernormalisation. most are available on youtube.)

reading for 10/17

we’re reading the continuing appeal again, this time with a specific focus on what perlman has to say about the differences and connections between nations and states, both in terms of territory, and in terms of cultural and/or ethnic autonomy. if you’ve done any reading on this topic, you can link them in the comments here, and we can do some supplemental reading too (for those who have time).

(not deep, and unclearly cited, but this link is sort of fun http://listverse.com/2016/06/29/10-instances-of-anarchist-societies-that-actually-worked/)

korvin rejects adding their own link, so here it is
“for mainstream liberals, but asks some interesting questions”