posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 12:40 AM
reply to post by Xenoglossy
I have to honestly say I've never heard of him in any prominent matter, and I read extensively. In his own words "He describes his views as
"fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism," and often identifies with anarcho-syndicalism
and libertarian socialism."
So as that as a self proclaimed discription of oneself, his views, writings, opinions are filtered by this outlook on life. He is totally entitled to
believe, say, write what he wants.
I just did a very brief read up on him and his beliefs, speculations, and pseudo-substantiated claims on world and cultural affairs. Fair enough, he
can articulate and form reasonable discussions for debate and endless bantering. At the end of the day, he is 84, won't be around much longer, and
like most so-called intellectuals will simply blow away in the wind. Followers will follow, but they will fade soon enough.
So, smart, intelligent, Yes. Personal Agenda, Yes. Any real accomplishments that have changed anyone living on the face of the earth? NO!! Ho-hum,
just another perspective, yes nice to peruse, but really of no consequence to anything that applies in the real world that the rest of the 7 Billion
of us live in. Am I harsh, skeptical, Yes! Do I find some of his writing thought provoking? Yes, but at the end of the day......hasn't changed a
bloody thing that affects my life. Peace!!