The wise man knows how to run his life so that contemplation is Possible.
Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment.
The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well, and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster.
My own feeling is that one should refuse to participate in any activity that implements American aggression – thus tax refusal, draft refusal, avoidance of work that can be used by the agencies of militarism and repression, all seem to me essential.
When I arrived in Laos and found young Americans living there, out of free choice, I was surprised. After only a week, I began to have a sense of the appeal of the country and its people – along with despair about its future.
Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.
Pakistan is not a unified country.
A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.
The 1950s and 1960s had been a period of enormous growth, the highest in American history, maybe in economic history.