Radical History night at Laughing Horse

A new weekly event, at Laughing Horse Books!

R@dical History Series

MAJOR MOMENTS, MINOR MOVEMENTS, LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS, CONTROVERSIES, AND CHARACTERS. EACH WEEK: A SHORT, INFORMAL PRESENTATION, FOLLOWED BY COFFEE-DRINKING AND DISCUSSION.

AUGUST TOPICS:

  • 8/12: P.-J. Proudhon and “Property is theft!” (Theme and Variations)

A survey of the uses to which Proudhon put his famous phrase.

  • 8/19: Panarchy and Pantarchy: Hierarchy in a free society

P. E. Depuydt and Stephen Pearl Andrews push the envelope of anarchy.

  • 8/26: Anarchists as Inventors:

From desk-top publishing 1830-style to the Lysander Spooner’s “elastic bottom.”

With Shawn P. Wilbur (Laughing Horse Collective, Alliance of the Libertarian Left)

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th, Portland, OR

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We’ll see what, if anything, develops out of these meetings. Things will be very informal, while we figure out whether there is interest in a more formal study group. I’ll be focusing on good stories with larger implications for understanding movement history and our present possibilities.

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Independent scholar, translator and archivist.