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    Welcome back Jackie. I enjoy talking to students. What are you studying? Why do you consider yourself to be a political radical? Avid readers are most welcome. Do you read from a wide range of topics/authors or a narrower area of interest? (Avid reader of over 50 years myself favoring history).
     
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    I'm an English major with a literature concentration.

    I'm not sure how to answer the second question. I suppose I'm a political radical because I wish to "abolish the state of things." I advocate for free association which, in my opinion, necessitates the abolition of the state and of capitalism.

    I read from a wide range of topics and authors—topics range anywhere from political philosophy to poetry to linguistics with authors coming from all sorts of linguistic, cultural, political, and philosophical backgrounds.

    I don't read as much fiction as I should, though.
     
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    Good for you. I sould stretch my legs more but I'm such a history geek, I have a hard time wandering off.

    This would be an interesting thread to start. Many, like myself, would be interested in what about the "state of things" needs to be abolished and how you would go about abolishing them--peacefully or otherwise.

    Another interesting thread to start, which has been banged about here often, is the "abolition of the state and of capitalism." It could be two threads. "Replaced with what" could be the direction of both discussions.

    Looking forward to your posts. As I said, I like talking to students. When you stop being a student, you stop.

    You say you are a student and a worker. I worked my way through college. Are you doing the same? Where do you see your degree taking you?
     
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    Yes, I've been in and out of college for several years now due to my financial situation. I worked the entire time. I intend to become a professor, so once I'm done with my bachelor's I'm off to graduate school.

    And yes, I wholeheartedly agree that "when you stop being a student, you stop." That's a key component of my philosophy towards pedagogy, which is largely influenced by anarchism. The student-teacher dynamic isn't as clearly defined as some would like it to be.
     
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    I don't remember the name but I do remember that Dr Hackenbush was your psychiatrist last time you were here. Back on your own accord or recommitted?

    Anyway, welcome back.
     
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    Well, it's good to want to assume responsibility for yourself. And technicaly, libertarianism permits for voluntary socvialism, meaning people to get together and do their own thing, asso long as we're permitted to opt out.

    Only problem with that is that the socialists won't ever let you keep your own fruits. They know their system is doomed to failure, so they come take your stuff at gunpoint in order to support their program.

    As an aside, the Amish and the Mennonites are able to opt out and do their own thing.

    Anyway. What books are you reading? What your favorite book?
     
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    What makes you think socialism doesn't permit you to keep the fruits of your labor?

    I'm currently reading The Three Ecologies by Félix Guattari. While I can't say what my favorite book of all time is, my favorite book that I've read recently is Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics by Jesse Cohn.
     
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    Welcome back.
     

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