Breaking With Consensus Reality – From The Politics of Consent to the Seduction of Revolution

Excerpted from the publication , a meditation on desire,insurrection, and the unknown. We who fight to create a freer world face a fundamental contradiction. On one hand, we don’t want to become a vanguard, “leading” or imposing our will on others, as that would run counter to our anti-authoritarian values. On the other hand, we […]... Read More

The War Prayer

Written by Mark Twain around 1904-05, the short story The War Prayer wasn’t published until 1916, six years after his death. Faced with opposition from family and friends who feared it might be taken as sacrilegious and unpatriotic, Twain himself refused to publish it saying, “No, I have told the whole truth in that, and […]... Read More

Propaganda in a Democratic Society

In the words of  American psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist, John Dewey: “a renewal of faith in common human nature, in its potentialities in general, and in its power in particular to respond to reason and truth, is a surer bulwark against totalitarianism than a demonstration of material success or a devout […]... Read More