Beyond Civilization

Humanity’s Next Great Adventure Daniel Quinn 2000 202p 5 x 8 A sort of theoretical follow-up to Ishmael, in which Quinn studies ancient civilizations – Maya, Olmec – and gather/hunter groups. Quinn’s setting forth ideas for what a future society could look like, encouraging diversity over the nightmare of hierarchy and homogeneity in civilization. $3-10 … Continue reading Beyond Civilization

When God Was A Woman

Merlin Stone 1976 302p 5.5 x 8 While most readers of this book are likely familiar with the concepts in the first three chapters, starting with chapter four, ‘The Northern Invaders’, When God Was A Woman goes into details similar to Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! in regards to the first inklings of civilizations, but in … Continue reading When God Was A Woman

The Garden of Peculiarities

Jesús Sepúlveda     2005     108p     5 x 8 Jesús Sepúlveda is a Chilean green anarchist with roots in Spain, Italy and Eugene, Oregon. This work is both critical and inspirational, a human and plant-centered antidote to the globalist technocracy. $8-12 Other works involving anarchism, civilization, primitivism, technology, theory

The Birth of the Clinic

An Archealogy of Medical Perception Michel Foucault 1963 240p 5 x 8 In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors … Continue reading The Birth of the Clinic

The Strait

Obenabi’s Songs Fredy Perlman     1988     389p     5 x 8 Obenabi, the narrator, sings the story of his people confronting the european invader. The tales are personal, emerging from the remembered experiences of his grandmothers. These dramas of conflict, commerce, domestication, heroism, exchange and love are set in the great … Continue reading The Strait

Ishamael

An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Daniel Quinn     1992     263p     5 x 8 The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an … Continue reading Ishamael

Century of Wind

Memory of Fire Vol. III Eduardo Galeano     1986     336p     5 x 8 In 1977 a disheveled, reclusive Elvis Presley fired pistols at his six TV sets in Graceland while, a continent away, Brazil’s military dictatorship banned Picasso’s erotic prints and the U.S. Declaration of Independence. In this Uruguayan journalist’s epic tapestry, … Continue reading Century of Wind