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Poetry is the Imitation of Life

“Title page of William Winstanley’s Lives of the most Famous English Poets from 1687″ Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that in his A Defence of

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When There Are No Public Spaces Left

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Consider this part two of In Wildness No Civilization Can Endure. Beat poet Gary Snyder writes: Sometimes it seems unlikely that a society as a

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Give Me A Wildness No Civilization Can Endure

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles The wonders of the world in nature art and mind, by Robert Sears Gary Snyder writes: Thoreau says, “give me a wildness no civilization can

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Personville: the American Dream Turned to Poison

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles One of my very favorite opening paragraphs of any novel is found in Dashiell Hammet’s Red Harvest: I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a

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Savor Your Coffee Like Raymond Chandler

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Credit: Einar Faanes I know a lot of you political junkies and newswire hellions consume dozens

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Capital’s Exploitation: An Industrial Reserve Army of Mass Human Material

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles One of mankind’s greatest historians and philosophers, Karl Marx, wrote: …if a surplus population of

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Be Still & Know the Sun’s Horror in Your Ears

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles In the head of Doctor Sarvis, who, in turn, resided in Edward Abbey’s head: Only

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"People I Met Hitchhiking on USA Highways": Eric Chaet’s Mission

Book Review by DONALD O’DONOVAN (find Chaet’s book here)   People I Met Hitchhiking on USA Highways is not a

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The Anthill Is the Mark of Social Disease

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Credit: R. Crumb Doc Sarvis makes use of an anthill to explain a larger social

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In Wildness Is the Salvation of the World

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Aldo Leopold Thinking Like A Mountain: I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a

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