The Problem with Storms is that We Need Them

Walter Isaacson on Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes: “Why is a man apt to feel bad in a good environment, say suburban Short Hills, N.J., on an ordinary Wednesday afternoon?” Percy wrote in one of his essays. “Why is the same man apt to feel good in a very bad environment, say an old hotel… Continue reading The Problem with Storms is that We Need Them

Escapology and (Friendly) Anarchism

When it comes to work, idleness and the pleasures of life, (friendly) anarchists and (new) escapologists have always thought along similar lines. While some time has passed since their last appearance here on The Friendly Anarchist, the escapologists have been anything but idle in the meantime. Well, actually, they have likely been mostly idle, as… Continue reading Escapology and (Friendly) Anarchism