Archive | August 13, 2008

Elusive Anarchy

The good news: The full text of Men Against the State, James J. Martin’s excellent history of individualist anarchism in 19th-century America, is now available online. (Conical hat tip to William Gillis.)

The bad news: Some of it looks like this:

messed-up page


Perhaps my favourite ride ever was the chairlift to the top of Capri in 1997. Serious nostalgia time: I find there are bunches of online video clips of the Capri chairlift. If you want to see the most beautiful place in the world, click here, here, here, here, and/or here.

The audio track is somewhat distracting on some of these; but you can always turn the sound off. When I went up it the real-life soundtrack was Arabic music playing from someone’s radio in one of the gardens we passed over.

I don’t know what the woman at the end of the first clip has to do with the chairlift or why she confuses blowing a kiss with gnawing her hand. Perhaps she was very hungry.

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