"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.
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)
Presents the Boycott, Divest, Sanction strategy for Israeli products recommended by Naomi Klein as an economic anarchist’s way of censuring Israel. Examines who is really hiding behind women and children. Compares the history of anarchy to its present form.
Includes an NPR clip on a person who invites the world to dinner each week. Dives into esoteric scriptures to find the ancient anarchists, and compares them to the modern anarchist in elementary school, high school, at the drum circle, and at Free Radio Santa Cruz. Also reads a poem by Antonio Machado. Music by Bonobo, DeVotchKa, and David Rovics
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