Le Guin’s Anarchism & Mine


Fifth Estate # 400, Spring, 2018

The idea of an “anarchist saint” might seem kind of silly at first, but that did not stop Autonomedia publishers from starting its annual jubilee calendars of radical saints, now in its 26th year. If anyone who has recently died …

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Live TV or Die


Fifth Estate # 393, Spring 2015

a review of Live Free or Die. National Geographic Cable Channel While I love the peace and challenges of backwoods camping, I admit that I don’t engage with them that often, and when I have, the thin lines between adventure …

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Wild Child


Fifth Estate # 377, March 2008

The recent release of director Sean Penn’s film Into the Wild renews the controversial debates generated by Jon Krakauer’s 1997 book of the same name. At the roots, these charged deliberations have less to do with Penn’s ambitious directing or …

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Polyamory and Power


Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

It’s not news that much of modernity is all messed up about sex. Contemporary culture fluctuates between moralistic repression and hypersexual expression. Prudes use religion to promote abstinence for unmarried heterosexuals and celibacy for LGBT folks, and the more extreme …

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