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Episode 98: Beyond Civilized & Primitive



First, Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, details the Collapse Party Platform: a list of initiatives that acknowledge the danger of collapse and, if implemented, would make near-future America a more livable place than the destination that political business-as-usual will produce. After that, Ran Prieur shines a harsh but instructive light of reality on a few cherished neo-primitivist fantasies.

Ran makes multiple references to 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann and describes it as a major influence on the ideas that he articulated in his essay, "Beyond Civilized and Primitive."

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adayinthelife
May. 23rd, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
so, Ran mentioned what sounded like "Jeff Wells", i'm 99% positive he was referring to Jeff Vail's site and quite excellent book, A Theory of Power.
kmo
May. 23rd, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Jeff Vail
Thank you. I had searched for "Jeff Wells" and, obviously, come up empty-handed.
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