William Manson

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About William Manson

William Manson is a Chapel Hill-based radical intellectual historian and author who has published essays examining fascist psychology, authoritarian narcissism, and radical humanism in Fifth Estate magazine, Anarchy! A Journal of Desire Armed, and more.

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As techno-urbanism extends its dominion, imposing mechanized regimentation on all modes of experience, human nature with-ers for want of living sustenance. Deprived of the life-enhancing conditions for expressive self- development, humans in the megamachine become self-alienated rather than self-actualized. The world as mechanized market-place: calculable “market-values” almost entirely replace experiential values (revering, loving, wonder-ing, feeling). The individual increasingly perceives herself as a commodity to be trained and sold to the highest bidder. The dehumanized “cheerful robot,” whose stunted sensibility is an adaptive advantage in competi-tive commerce, may thrive — but the unique, all-round, de... (From: TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)
“The friendly and flowing savage, who is he? Is he waiting for civilization, or is he past it and mastering it?” — Walt Whitman Early in 1905, Leo Tolstoy wrote to a close friend in England: “Yesterday and today I have been reading Edward Carpenter’s book, Civilization: Its Cause and Cure, and am enraptured by it…. Please inform me of what you know about Carpenter himself. I consider him a worthy successor to Carlyle and Ruskin.” The query as to Carpenter’s identity may well be repeated a hundred years later; his striking originality, which at one time inspired poets and anarchists alike, has since been virtually forgotten. As a young man, Carpenter (1844-1929) abruptly abandoned a pla... (From: TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)


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