Paul Kingsnorth: What Progress Wants

By Paul Kingsnorth – I was sitting around a fire recently under the trees, with a new friend. Night was coming in. The moon was nearly full as it climbed above the willows, and the bats were beginning their nightly circuit. We were drinking beer and talking about the state of the world, which can […]

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Paul Kingsnorth: The Vaccine Moment

By Paul Kingsnorth–In December 2021, I wrote three linked essays on the coronavirus, the vaccines, and the radical changes in society which they had precipitated, as part of my online essay project The Abbey of Misrule. The essays found a big audience – bigger than expected – for the case they made about the systems […]

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Watch: Civilization and Control | with Paul Kingsnorth

This is Jonathan Pageau’s second conversation with Paul Kingsnorth. They talk about his brilliant Substack, called The Abbey of Misrule, civilization and control, the power of the state and our technological systems, the matrix, politics, what it takes for communities to survive, our relationship to technology and how we should orient ourselves in the coming […]

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Dark Ecology by Paul Kingsnorth

By Paul Kingsnorth – Take the only tree that’s left, Stuff it up the hole in your culture. – Leonard Cohen Retreat to the desert and fight! – D.H. Lawrence The handle, which varies in length according to the height of its user, and in some cases is made by that user to his or […]

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Paul Kingsnorth: In The Black Chamber

‘What I know of the divine sciences & Holy Scripture, I learnt in woods and fields. I have had no other masters than the beeches & the oaks.’– St. Bernard ‘Here is life without God. Just look at it!’– George Orwell It is a long walk, or it seems like one, especially if you are […]

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