James C. Scott

The Art of Not Being Governed, on Immediatism podcast

An anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, by James C. Scott. The compelling story of disparate Asian peoples residing in Zomia -- a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven countries -- who until recently have stemmed the vast tide of state-making to live at arm's length from any organized state society. (from the cover)

What’s So Bad About Anarchy, Anyway?

A march through the Capitol Hill Organized Protest in Seattle on June 24.

via Slate

With Trump attacking “anarchist jurisdictions,” a scholar of anarchism discusses the use and misuse of the A-word.

By Joshua Keating

Anarchism is having a moment—or at least the word is. President Donald Trump spent much of the summer blaming violence at protests around the country on “radical-left anarchists.” His election rival, Joe Biden, has made clear that while he supports peaceful protests, he strongly opposes “anarchists” as well. Some of Trump’s critics have suggested that with his disregard for the norms and institutions of American politics, he’s the real anarchist.

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