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Anarchy in the USA

Beautifully said,
“it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—“That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.”

There have been a lot of thinkers with smart words about anarchy, but Henry David Thoreau has probably found the most poetic.
Lately I have been reading a lot of the likes of Proudhon, Kropotkin, Bakunin and even Paul Feyerabend—so maybe there are more political pamphlets to come.

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Working fast means, little mistakes must to be tolerated. So never mind the quotations marks.

November 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Through the eyes of the cat

“There was certainly too much of it in the air. Even the Duchess sneezed occasionally; and as for the baby, it was sneezing and howling alternately without a moment’s pause. The only things in the kitchen that did not sneeze, were the cook, and a large cat which was sitting on the hearth and grinning from ear to ear.
‚Please would you tell me,‘ said Alice, a little timidly, for she was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, ‚why your cat grins like that?‘
‚It’s a Cheshire cat,‘ said the Duchess, ‚and that’s why. Pig!‘ ”

So here is another on of the ‘a book a day series’:
»Alice in Wonderland« by Lewis Carroll:

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November 20th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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Der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbstverschuldeten Unmündigkeit

Never judge a text by it’s title, is what I learned from this one. As Imanuel Kant somehow step by step revokes his claim »Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-incurred immaturity« when he tries to answer the question »What is Enlightenment?«. Nevertheless interessting to read.

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November 20th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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Kafka – Ein Hungerkünstler

A few Weeks a go I started this little exercise sessions, turning short text to small books. There are many works worth reading that are copyright free, so I chose some of them for the booklets.
Setting the main limitations to:

1. It has to be accomplished in a day or two.
2. It has to be stapled.
3. Keep it simple.

Now here I show you some results.

The first Text I chose was »Ein Hungerkünstler« by Franz Kafka.

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November 20th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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