Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Killjoy – Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers On Fiction from pdxjustice Media Productions on Vimeo.
there’s also a video of the more complete presentation (as done in Los Angeles) that I’ll be posting a bit later when I’ve got better internet.
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I’m glad someone recorded a video of this event. I meant to head down to Portland for it, but wasn’t able to make it.
Are you familiar with the writings of Daniel Quinn? He is not explicitly an anarchist, but he writes about changing the way we live. During the Q&A part of the video, somebody asked how an anarchist/non-state “utopia” can survive while surrounded by states. It put me in mind of a quote from Quinn. Here he’s talking about civilization/anti-civ, but it can easily be framed as state/non-state:
I think that is something that many people overlook. They think you have to go to out in the desert or atop a mountain or (as in The Disposesed) to the moon. Civilization/the state as geography makes the situation almost hopeless.
Quinn also writes a relevant parable:
I recommend reading the Ishmael trilogy (Ishmael, The Story of B, My Ishmael) plus Beyond Civilization if you have not already! (Both above quotes are from Beyond Civ.)