Confessions of a Mild-Mannered Enemy of the State — Ken Knabb Sep 18, pp. The Joy of Revolution — Ken Knabb Sep 18, pp. Public Secrets has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Dave said: The Author, Ken, donated a number of his books to an anarchist bookstore in the bay area. From th . 4 quotes from Ken Knabb: ‘When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.’, ‘Beauty, when it is not a promise of.

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Ken Knabb Quotes (Author of Situationist International Anthology)

Do you think that focusing on such a broad, international movement is an undue distraction from our local struggles? At least that was my impression as a newcomer.

You have to weigh the pluses and minuses. By definition, the impossible can never happen, so how can it be realistic to demand it? This will provide a good background for whatever you decide to do, and is likely to suggest personal tangents for further exploration and various experiments to try.

Or, supposing that it might interest someone who was new to such things, this kwn text could just as well have been written and distributed by a single person without waiting for all this debate about the parameters of the group.

Distress Strauss marked it as to-read Jun 27, But they too were badly mistaken: We currently require financial desperation and the spectacle to get people to do this kind of knagb, and the commodity-form to co-ordinate it.

Below are selections from some recent and one old emails with Ken Knabb which includes Ken’s auto-bio and then, a few Buddhistically social engaged articles from BOPSecrets I have long been a fan of Ken Knabb and his massive and impressive BOPS Bureau of Public Secrets web site [ Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune. And I, like practically all my situ-influenced French friends, love Georges Brassens.


The Joy of Revolution by Ken Knabb

We have to keep resisting particular evils, but we also have to recognize that the system will kanbb generating new ones until we put an end to it. Lists with This Book. If the issue comes up, I may tell someone that I like this or that poem but that on the whole I see certain limitations in poetry, and perhaps mention my Snyder disruption or the kej ideas about the realization nkabb suppression of art.

Longer works include The Relevance of Rexroth a study of the anarchist poet and essayist Kenneth RexrothGateway to the Vast Realms a reader’s guide to recommended booksand The Joy of Revolution an examination of the pros and cons of diverse radical tactics followed by some speculations on how a nonstate and noncapitalist postrevolutionary society might function.

Have you tried Zen practice, for example? Post navigation Previous Story Previous post: It was interesting to follow his personal political development. But this has nothing to do with what the SI was doing, which was to create an extremely tiny network of people working on a much more specific kwn I wish everyone would be so responsive.

The former types, surprised by the May revolt, tried to retrospectively uncover the invisible crisis that their ideology insists must have been there.

Another alternative is for one person who is reasonably qualified to take the initiative and see who coalesces around him or her. In fact, what is valuable in your draft is simply the fairly obvious point that certain circumstances exist and that people need to be aware of them in order to consider what they might want to or be able to do about them.

Beginning with a brief overview of the failure of Bolshevism and the inadequacy of reformism, it examines the pros and cons of a wide range of rad Literary Nonfiction.

If you frequently present this kind of over-simplified formula, people with enough sense to know better will not take you seriously regarding the many other areas where you have valid points to make. Dinner and breakfast are served in silence in a semi-formal style, somewhat like our usual sesshin meals bowing to servers etc. Personally, I might consider suicide if I was faced with torture or life imprisonment or a painful terminal illness.


But I think that people who dwell on such things rarely knbb anything but souring their knsbb lives and boring everyone else. Low to High Price: This means that more things need to be explained and that there needs to be more ongoing communication. This latter method may provide some balance and variety, but it also risks leading to a lot of so-so works chosen simply because they just came out and have been favorably reviewed somewhere.

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The social force that has an interest in resolving these contradictions — and the only force that is capable of resolving them — is the mass of workers who are powerless over the use of their own lives, deprived of any control over the fantastic accumulation of material possibilities that they produce.

The Joy of Revolution is an examination of the pros and cons of diverse radical tactics followed by some speculations on how a nonstate and noncapitalist postrevolutionary society might function. Richard Sanders marked it as to-read Jun 02, I believe that such problems lie in the way you are relating to the book.

Specifics about serving, eating, zazen and service procedures will be explained at a brief campsite meeting the first afternoon. We have to address them. Brian marked it as to-read Jan 07,