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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Homebrew Industrial Revolution Now in Kindle Format

The Homebrew Industrial Revolution is now available in Kindle format.

In addition, good news from Steve Herrick, who has produced an epub version of it.

And as always, it will continue to be available in free pdf format.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Dr. Q said...

Kevin, I was under the impression that Kindles were already capable of reading .pdfs out of the box.

December 26, 2010 10:18 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Quite possible. I don't have a Kindle or any other kind of ereader.

December 27, 2010 3:47 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

Kevin, I thought you might be intrigued by some material I found on the novelist/essayist Aldous Huxley in David Goodway's book "Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought & British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward." Huxley was never fully convinced of anarchism, but became something of a fellow traveler after his conversion to pacifism in the early 30's. He corresponded w/ Emma Goldman, moved to America, and began investigating practical means to realize the libertarian ideal. He wrote to Goldman:

"Much is to be learned from the theoretical & practical work of Ralph Borsodi while certain contemporary trends of invention . . . point clearly to the possibility of realizing that economic independence which must be the material basis of a libertarian society. Borsodi has demonstrated that about 2/3 of all production can actually be carried out more economically in small domestic or co-operative units than in large, highly centralized, mass-producing units. But so obsessed are modern men by the idea of centralization & mass production that they can't think in other terms."

Unfortunately, Huxley dropped this line of investigation as he became more interested in mysticism.

December 30, 2010 9:16 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Thanks, Ray. I recall reading in Huxley's into to an edition of Brave New World that he wished he'd included a third alternative: a society with Kropotkinian politics and Borsodian economics. But I never thought of pursuing it further until you mentioned this.

December 30, 2010 11:19 AM  

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