Editor’s Report, December 2015

Happy 2016 from C4SS! 2015 was a productive year for us, thanks not only to our incredible contributors, but also our dedicated readers.

In December, Grant Mincy examined the systematic depletion of Earth’s species and natural resources by the state and its powerful economic allies. The article was picked up by Truthout. Christmas season also brought out some beautiful antiwar writing from Mincy, Kevin Carson, Nick Ford and Sheldon Richman.

C4SS’s November Mutual Exchange, Property: Occupancy and Use, turned into a two-month symposium. Among December’s contributors were Jason Byas, Robert Kirchner, Fred Foldvary, and William Gillis, with a set of concluding rejoinders to all from Kevin Carson. Shawn Wilbur added a postscript to the series dissecting Proudhon’s proposal for land value taxation.

December saw some intriguing book reviews as well. Nathan Goodman offered up a review of Victoria Law’s Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. James Wilson reviewed David Beito’s From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967, and Nick Ford reviewed the Karl Hess classic Community Technology.

C4SS also added to its Left-Libertarian Classic catalog with a reprint of one of my personal favorites: Robert Anton Wilson’s The Semantics of “Good” and “Evil”.

Thank you once again for your invaluable support. We aim to continue on our upward trajectory in 2016. But we can’t do it without your continued help. Please consider making a donation to C4SS via Paypal, Patreon, or any of our other countless giving platforms.


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