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amongstclouds wrote

Desert

The tide of Western authority will recede from much, though by no means all of the planet. A writhing mess of social flotsam and jetsam will be left in its wake. Some patches of lived anarchy, some horrible conflicts, some empires, some freedoms, and of course, unimaginable weirdness. As states recede and ‘fail’ — through entropy, stupidity, revolution, internal conflict, climate stress — people will continue to dig, sow, herd and live — most, admittedly, in vastly more challenging climates, and few with the guarantee of a peaceful life. In many places commodified land will be reclaimed as commons and new communities will be formed by refugees from the collapsed economies. Anarchic societies — old and new — will need to defend their liberty and lives, through avoidance, arms, flight and ‘outwitting the state’.

We have glimpsed some of the possibilities opened up (and closed) by both future climate wars and the retraction of state governance from rural communities — but what about liberty at the shifting outer borders of civilisation? And what of liberty beyond those borders — in the wild?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

another book i need 2 read... oh dear lol

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JScFEd1ufKW5f8q3 wrote

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I love podcasts & audiobooks, but sometimes I absorb information better with text. I am a bit of a visual person, it's much easier for me to write and read than it is to talk or hear. My pronunciation is total shit for example lol

I'll give this a try though, sometimes with some things it helps me to hear instead of read.