Daily Archives: May 30, 2011


I was a guest at David Grace’s 60th birthday party in Cambridge at the weekend. I gave him a copy of Kropotkin’s “Mutual Aid” as a present. In writing it to him, I was hit with what I think was a happy inspiration:

“You are always as young as you are radical.”

I intend to hold on to that thought for the rest of my life.

I am sorry that comments are off at the moment while the Intense Debate people try yet again to load up all the comments from the old site. As the interest of this blog for me is the conversation, I apologise that I find it hard to get up energy to blog when nobody can reply!

[Moderator’s note 2011/06/01 at 9:10 pm: the comment system is disabled while the old comments are imported.  In the meantime, incoming comments will be appended to their parent article periodically.  Submit comments in the usual way; they will be copied into the original post maybe twice daily.  This is a time consuming process so please be patient; test comments and flame wars will not be supported!  Comments will only be appended to this post and newer articles; older posts will have to wait for the system to be fixed.]

[Moderator’s note 2011/06/08 at 2:40 pm: the comments system is now working again, and comments submitted since 2011/06/01 are now displayed.  The copies of comments pasted into original posts have now been deleted.]

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