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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Zerzan on silence

John Zerzan maintains an “anti-civilization” view often identified as primitivism, derived in part from anarchist thought (Zerzan edits the journal “Green Anarchy”).  His essay “Silence” calls on classic authors from Heidegger to Picard to describe the place of silence, noise, and technology in the modern world. The opening lines: Silence used to be, to varying […]

Hermit nun interviews

Sister Laurel O’Neal, whose blog is Notes from Stillsong Hermitage, is a hermit of the Camaldolese Benedictine tradition. She was interviewed by Sister Julie Vieira, IHM, of A Nun’s Life. The two installments are: first and second. Sister Laurel makes a realistic point appropriate to both religious and secular solitaries. When asked what she would […]