“Dawn of Everything” review

Chris Knight & rag This book is enjoyable, informative and, at times, exhilarating. It is also in fundamental ways incoherent and wrong. If you hope to learn about relatively recent prehistory, from the time when cave paintings began appearing in Europe, it is a must-read. But if you are wondering how or why humans firstContinue reading ““Dawn of Everything” review”

—‘dawn of everything’ review—

Radical Anthropology @radicalanthro 2 – Wicked Liberty2a3 – Unfreezing the Ice Age4 – Free People, the Origin of Cultures, and the Advent of Private Property4a dawn of everything 2021 Graeber & Wengrow pdf . —2 – Wicked Liberty— threadreaderapp twitter Reading #TheDawnofEveryThing, the chapter on Wendat statesman Kandiaronk and his influence in provoking the EuropeanContinue reading “—‘dawn of everything’ review—”

on bushcraft blades and sharpening

Greve d’Escargot @fluturesomn For the most useful blades in the woods. It depends a little on your local vegetation. If you are in the tropics, a long machete type tool can be more useful than a hatchet. Regular old carbon steel, like 1080-1095, or tool steel, is just fine. For carving, puukko grind is popular.Continue reading “on bushcraft blades and sharpening”

9 threads on propaganda, poverty, the Enlightenment etc

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 =================================================== (1) On misleading capitalist propaganda.(2) On Trumpism as a Ghost Dance.(3) On Gramsci and cultural hegemony.(4) On the Enlightenment.(5) On the “democracy is mob rule” crowd.(6) On the use and abuse of the term “freedom.”(7) On John Locke as a propagandist for the propertied class.(8) On the historyContinue reading “9 threads on propaganda, poverty, the Enlightenment etc”

6 threads on property

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 (1) On the question of the permanence of ownership.(2) On the nature of private property.(3) On the nature of ownership.(4) On ownership.(5) On the use and abuse of “private” property.(6) On private property, again. =================================================== (1) On the question of the permanence of ownership. twitter I’m fascinated by theContinue reading “6 threads on property”

on William Gillis’ “The Organic Emergence of Property from Reputation”

tony pancake @tony_pancaketwitter here are some unfair initial thoughts on this article by william gillis The Organic Emergence of Property from Reputation text gillis is a “left-wing market anarchist” and in this article he is arguing a number of things, but the title is mostly accurate to the main claim: he defends the simple descriptiveContinue reading “on William Gillis’ “The Organic Emergence of Property from Reputation””

5 threads on feudalism, enclosure and guesting

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 ===================================================(1) On feudalism.(2) On enclosure.(3) On Thomas Paine and Enclosure.(4) On primitive accumulation, enclosure, and capitalism.(5) On guest right, mobility, and the freedom to leave. =================================================== (1) On feudalism. twitter I regularly encounter deep misconceptions about feudalism on this hellsite. Mostly from righties, but also sometimes tankies, who celebrateContinue reading “5 threads on feudalism, enclosure and guesting”