Thursday, August 04, 2005

OK, Almost All Anarchists Are Idiots

In the pathetic movement that is today called anarchism, there are still a few people championing the old, freedom-loving, mind-your-own-business variant of the ideology. One of the best examples is Fred Woodworth, who since 1969 has published The Match, one of the very few anarchist publications still worth reading. Fred is getting a bit crotchety in his old age, but his thinking is still sharp. His lengthy descriptions of police brutality and political malfeasance are enough to make even a hardened skeptic like me think that a stateless society might not be such a bad idea. Adding to The Match’s allure is the fact that no computers are used in its production: Fred owns his own printing press, and sets all of the type himself (!). You can get a free lifetime subscription by writing to the address below (You see kids, before e-mail, we sent out these things called “letters”. Ask your parents if you don’t know where to get a stamp.):

The Match!
P.O. Box 3012
Tucson, AZ 85702

Be a pal and give Fred a little donation when you ask for your subscription. But send cash or stamps; as you might expect, the man has no checking account.


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