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Adventure Capitalism: Raymond Craib Looks at ‘Libertarian Exit’

Sat, October 22, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$5.00 – $12.00

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Adventure CapitalismThe past half century is littered with the remains of experiments in “libertarian exit.” Raymond Craib‘s new PM Press book Adventure Capitalism traces the history history of individualist, property-oriented “escape” projects pursued by the likes of Michael Oliver, Peter Thiel, and Bitcoin bros. Based on research in archives in the US, the UK, and Vanuatu, as well as in FBI files, Craib explores in careful detail the ideology and practice of libertarian exit and its place in the histories of contemporary cap­italism, decolonization, empire, and oceans and islands.

Raymond Craib teaches History at Cornell University. His research interests lie at the intersection of geography, politics, and everyday practice. His other works include The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile; Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes; and, with Barry Maxwell, No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms.


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