Next week Jason McQuinn will be stopping by to discuss his essay “Critical Self-Theory” with us. We’re going to read the full version that appeared in Modern Slavery, but since it’s a bit long for one week—esp given the late post—let’s just read to the top of pg. 24 (stopping at “Ideological critiques of ideology: Recuperation through critical ideologies”). That’s around twenty pages for this week; we’ll decide whether to read the rest on Tuesday.
Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to remember Aragorn, it was beautiful.
Next week we’ll discuss a new translation a being called Sewer Owl did for the next issue of AJODA, which I’ve been wanting to ask someone to translate for quite a while. It‘s an essay on Stirner by Spanish individualist anarchist Miguel Giménez Igualada. From what I can tell, this essay has become fairly well-known amongst hispanophone individualists (it was written in 1968) but far as I can tell, this is the first time it’s been translated into English. Read it here.
Our planned reading for next week has been postponed due to the tragic passing of our friend and accomplice, Aragorn. On Tuesday we will gather to share memories of our time with him and read some of his writings. If you have a favorite piece of A’s or a bit of writing that you feel captures his indomitable spirit, please bring it to share. Otherwise, here’s a favorite from Black Seed a few years back — “Nihilist Animism”. Walk expropriating and igniting into the unknown, friend — as ever.
So first off, we decided not to attend the D&G reading group happening next Tuesday, and will meet at The Long Haul at 7, as per usual. If anyone feels like going and bringing us a reportback in two weeks, maybe we’ll consider the idea again next month.
In case you’re new to the study group, or just haven’t attended in a while, just a reminder that we’re now meeting every Tuesday from 7-9, NOT 8-10 as we used to. Apologies that we didn’t fix the website to reflect this sooner!
Ok! Next week’s reading is from David Graeber’s The Utopia of Rules. We’re doing chapter two, “Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit”, which begins on pg. 62 of the pdf linked HERE.
And welcome to our two new participants!