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My name is Julia Riber Pitt. I've been keeping this blog since my senior year of high school in 2007. I grew up in the Merrimack Valley Region of New Hampshire (part of the suburban sprawl out of Boston). I finished my undergraduate college career at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD (right outside of Baltimore) with a degree in philosophy with minors in classical civilizations (focus on Classical Greek) and history. I had started college at CSU Northridge in Los Angeles to major in cinema and television arts, did a lot of shit there, hated it, and left. After returning home in 2009 I spent most of the following year as a collective member of the Lucy Parsons Center in Boston, which taught me how to co-run an infoshop. For the latter half of 2011 and going into 2012 I've been an active participant of Occupy Wall Street. I have also been interviewed by Reuters, Aljazeera English, and PoliticalFailBlog, and had writings featured in the Baltimore Indypendent, Center for a Stateless Society, and anarchistnews.org.

I love taking long walks through cities. My favorite foods are spicy. I prefer "continental" philosophy over "analytic" (even though I've been told those terms are outdated). I keep records of virtually everything. I desire to learn more foreign languages (German, Spanish, French, Latin, Ancient Greek, Arabic). Modern economics makes me puke. I enjoy reading classic radical political texts by classic radical political writers like Mikhail Bakunin and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. I have the same taste in political theory as the people who riot outside the G20 meetings. I love it!

I dislike nationalism, authoritarians, television, fast food, religious fundamentalists, "manarchists", el sistema capitalista, landlords, and police.

Blog comments are for those with profiles/accounts only. I don't care who comments, I just want to know who it is. Let's all participate in a meaningful discussion instead of mindless trolling.

3 comments:

  1. I wonder if you're familiar with the work of Jacque Fresco, who's featured in "Paradise Or Oblivion" and "The Future By Design", 2 short documentaries that can be found on youtube. He's 95 years young and I hope he lives many more years to realize his vision.

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  2. Hi Julia,

    I don't whether this is the right place to message you this. I found that you were discussing Hayek's concept of spontaneous order at one point on facebook. Apparently, the philosopher John Gray notes in his review of Thatcher's authorised biography (http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114223/margaret-thatcher-reviewed-john-gray) that Karl Popper was 'highly critical of Hayek’s notion of “spontaneous order,” telling me that if there was such a process in society it was often malign and destructive in its effects'.

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