INTERVIEW: Sonya Mann — Cryptocurrency, Cypherpunk, and Exit

    Sonya Mann Q: Let’s talk about your Jacobite piece, “The Conversations That Cryptocurrency Killed.” There’s a couple of lines in the piece suggesting that full “exit” from coercive governance, institutions, etc may not be necessary for someone who wants to substantially increase their personal sovereignty (or autonomy/anonymity). This seems on the money to me — a realistic method...

INTERVIEW: Justin Murphy #WeirdPoliticalTheory

JUSTIN MURPHY Q: You recently conducted an interesting study whose results probably surprised some people. Essentially, the data you’ve looked at seems to suggest that “radical leftists” and/or “the far left” are not necessarily the threat to free speech they are often portrayed as; rather, the problem free speech runs into is more complex and defies over-simplification. Can you elaborate...

BOOK REVIEW: “Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work”

“If I neglect yoga, I am troubled by dreams of killing everybody.” — Ann Sterzinger Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work Ann Sterzinger’s “Disaster Fitness” holds that trauma and dysfunction can be harnessed for good and turned to our physical advantage. Pain and turmoil can be used like flamethrowers and grenades against the forces of over-eating and sloth....