Archive | September 5, 2006

The Rule of Names

Ursula K. Le Guin The documentary film Anarchism in America, which features interviews with Karl Hess and Murray Bookchin among others, is advertised as containing footage of sf author Ursula Le Guin as well. But a number of viewers have reported, with disappointment, that Le Guin is nowhere to be found.

I’m not so sure. In track 3, titled “International Symposium on Anarchism,” there’s a frustratingly brief clip of an unidentified woman saying: “I think anarchism to most people does mean bomb-throwing, at first. But they don’t know that it’s an idea at all, and a whole political philosophy, and a moral philosophy.”

Is that Le Guin? I think it might be. (Even if so, admittedly an insufficient basis for including her name in puffery for the film. Still, it’s an excellent film, worth a watch.)

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