Tag: Robert Anton Wilson
Lunga Vita all’Anarchia: Intervista con Robert Anton Wilson (II parte)
[Trascrizione di Chad Nelson. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 12 ottobre 2016 con il titolo Long Live Anarchy: An Interview with Robert Anton Wilson (PartII). Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Questa è la seconda parte di “Long Live Anarchy!”, intervista con Robert Anton Wilson trasmessa da Pacifica Radio. La trascrizione della prima…
Lunga Vita all’Anarchia: Intervista con Robert Anton Wilson (I parte)
[Trascrizione di Chad Nelson. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society l’otto ottobre 2016 con il titolo Long Live Anarchy: An Interview with Robert Anton Wilson (PartI). Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Ad un certo punto tra la fine degli anni cinquanta e i primi sessanta, Charlie Hayden di Pacifica Radio intervistò l’inimitabile Robert Anton…
Long Live Anarchy: An Interview With Robert Anton Wilson (Part 2)
The following is Part 2 of Pacifica Radio’s “Long Live Anarchy!” interview with Robert Anton Wilson. Part 1’s transcript can be read here. The interview ends abruptly, and unfortunately Pacifica was unable to find additional reels in their archives. –cn Hayden: How do you answer the charge that anarchism’s an outmoded political belief? That it…
Long Live Anarchy: An Interview with Robert Anton Wilson (Part 1)
At some point in the late fifties or early sixties, Pacifica Radio’s Charlie Hayden interviewed the inimitable Robert Anton Wilson on all things anarchism. Wilson waxes poetic on anarchism’s foundations and answers some challenging questions from a presumable skeptic in Hayden. While the exact date of the interview is unknown, the early to mid-sixties appear…
Kevin Carson on Robot Overlordz Podcast
On April 19, 2015, C4SS’s Kevin Carson appeared on the Robot Overlordz podcast. Carson holds the Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory at C4SS. Carson’s Desktop Regulatory State is now available for purchase at Amazon. Don’t forget to Fund the Revolution and contribute to C4SS’s bottom line when you purchase your copy. From the Robot…
Robert Anton Wilson on Blowback, Anarchy, and Optimism
The following interview with Robert Anton Wilson was conducted in 2002. It’s Part 3 of a 4-Part series. It took place after the publication of Wilson’s most overtly political tract, TSOG: The Thing That Ate the Constiution. (TSOG stands for Tsarist Occupation Government.) Among the topics discussed in this segment: 9/11 and Pearl Harbor as…
Natural Law, or Don’t Put a Rubber on Your Willy
The laws of God, the laws of Man, He may keep who will, and can; Not I: let God and man decree Laws for themselves and not for me. –A.E. Housman Political Myth and Self-Hypnosis A rose by any other name Would never, never smell the same And cunning is the nose that knows An…
Illuminating Discord: An Interview with Robert Anton Wilson
Illuminating Discord: An interview with Robert Anton Wilson By Jane Talisman and Eric Geislinger (Columbia Region New Libertarian Alliance) (Originally published in New Libertarian Notes/Weekly 39, September 5, 1976; reprinted at RAWillumination.net) CRNLA: Tell us a little about your background. RAW: I was born into a working class Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn 44 years…
Preferring Soldiers Who Weren’t Captured
A certain headline-grabbing Republican presidential candidate offered up his latest soundbite at a campaign event in Iowa on July 18 when he declared he “like[s] people who weren’t captured.” The reference was to Sen. John McCain, an ex-POW who spent five and a half years in a Vietnam prison camp. In America’s troop-worshipping society, there’s no greater offense than to disparage…
Is There Any Reason to Celebrate Prison Escapees?
If you have even a shred of humanity, the answer is yes. Prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat have dominated headlines for nearly two weeks after escaping from Dannemora, a maximum security prison in Upstate, New York. One prison employee, Joyce Mitchell, has been accused of providing them assistance in their escape. She too now,…
A justiça criminal anarquista
Com as frequentes notícias sobre reformas no sistema criminal, este é um bom momento para revisitar algumas das várias abordagens anarquistas para a questão dos crimes e punições. Uma delas, delineada por Robert Anton Wilson e Robert Shea no artigo Anarchism and Crime, permanece tão relevante hoje quando na época em que foi escrita —…
Anarchist Criminal Justice
With criminal justice reform front and center in today’s news, it’s as good a time as ever to revisit some of the various anarchist approaches to issues of crime and punishment. One particular analysis written by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea, Anarchism and Crime, remains as relevant today as when it was written —…
Dissolving Borders
March 16 marks an important date for those who cherish peace and harmony between human beings: Open Borders Day. The website openborders.info, founded by Vipul Naik, is in its third year of existence (it began March 16, 2012). It aims at opening up the conversation around immigration and freedom of movement across political borders. Its…
Psychology for Anarchists
Robert Anton Wilson’s 203-page mindbender, Quantum Psychology: How Your Brain Software Programs You and Your World, is more than meets the eye. The subtitle suggests a self-help book, and it appears to be just that in many respects. But twenty pages in, one realizes that there is no labeling this one. It is a psychedelic…
Libertarianism as Direct Experience
In one of comedian Louis CK’s standup routines, he talks about the vile things that come out of his mouth directed at other drivers when he gets behind the wheel. “In what other scenario,” he asks, “would a person feel comfortable saying such foul things to others?” Put a little distance and a scrap of…
Subversion for Fun and Profit
An Evening with Karl Hess and Robert Anton Wilson The libertarian left has many luminaries, but few as quirky, thoughtful or influential as Wilson and Hess. Wilson brought us the SNAFU principle. Hess brought us our understanding of the left/right spectrum. And both brought us a shameless embrace of counter-culture and a playful interest in…
R.A. Wilson: Optimist?
Kevin Carson points out that we’re already in Wilson’s dystopia.
The Anatomy of Escape
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist