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Good morning, new leftist.
My name is Mike Gogulski. I am a stateless ex-American. I renounced my citizenship in 2008 and now live within the legal interstices of Europe. You can find me online at www.nostate.com, www.gogulski.com, www.freedom-blogs.com or at my new hyperinflation currency web shop, www.bigbanknotes.com.
Today’s podcast is comprised of two brief pieces by American activist Karl Hess. Hess is perhaps best remembered today as speechwriter to Barry Goldwater’s campaign for US president. Would that the words which follow have been put into practice:
“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”
Hess’s involvement with revolutionary libertarian pursuits spanned decades, and included associations with Murray Rothbard, the Students for a Democratic Society and Samuel Edward Konkin III.
The words which follow were penned by Hess, but belong to all of us: “Anarchism without Hyphens”, from 1980, and “The Left/Right Spectrum”, from 1975.
I am reading from a pamphlet prepared by the Tulsa Alliance of the Libertarian Left for the Center for a Stateless Society — online at c4ss.org. The pamphlet can be ordered in print from Corvus Editions — corvusdistribution.org — or found online at invisiblemolotov.wordpress.com.
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