A book in two parts, with, firstly, reminiscences, rants, and anarchist (in)activism in New York from circa 1984 onwards with old stalwarts and comrades of Emma Goldman, the Libertarian Book Club and Anarchist Forums, the Autonomedia Collective, the John Henry Mackay Society, religion, entheogens, Luddism, hoodoo, paleolithic reactionaries and future primitivism.... Deep gossip, demonic power, tiny anarchies, the end of the world and theories of everything.
Converted to anarchism by Krazy Kat comics at age thirteen, Peter Lamborn Wilson has devoted his political energies (such as they be) to its noble ideals and, as Nietzsche says, there are some causes one does not desert, if only because it would give one's enemies too much satisfaction. Hope against hope.... Thirty years of Armed Nostalgia, Escapism, Ontological Anarchy and the Temporary Autonomous Zone.
The latter half of this volume consists of essays on Symbolisme, alchemy and anarchism in the arts, with commentaries on William Morris, Walter Crane, Odilon Redon, Max Klinger, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Signac, Félix Fénéon, Rube Goldberg, Paul Gauguin, Frantisek Kupka, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, George Herriman, and many others.
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