"Ever since I caught my first ride, hitchhiking has been a love of mine. Although I believe in the strength of community, sometimes it can also act as a cultural sink-hole. Since community is almost always based on similar interest, I sometimes find myself drowning in a chorus of predictably similar thoughts. As an escape from that life growing stale, hitchhiking is a great way to brighten my eyes." A Hitchhiker’s Audio Tour Of The United States is a hitchhiker’s story, complete with the recorded thoughts, theories, and life philosophies of everyone he met along the way.
Melvyn Bragg begins a week-long exploration of the idea of culture by considering Matthew Arnold’s 19th century masterpiece Culture and Anarchy, which argued for culture as a force for good in society.
w/ Layla Abdel-Rahim
Peter Lamborn Wilson, aka Hakim Bey, writer of T.A.Z., the temporary autonomous zone, ontological anarchy, poetic terrorism, tells about his book. (Geert Lovink)