Peak Civ

Peak Civ is an original column written by Kevin Tucker, a long time anarchist, author, and publisher of many books, journals, and essays. This column provide an anarcho-primitivist analysis to our dumpster fire of a reality. In nearly every realm of civilized life, the world we are sold is bursting at the seams. Daily life feels like a perpetual onslaught of depressing news and calamities, that’s because it is. The history of civilization is a timeline of the consolidation of power from the mouths of priests to the coding of programmers.

Peak Civ: Thanks For Hacking

On Descartes’ assumptions, the work of science, if not the destiny of life, was to widen the empire of the machine. Lesser minds seized on this error, enlarged it, and made it fashionable. And...

Peak Civ: “Flint is Hardly Alone,” On Poisoning Children

If karma were to exist, it’s hard to imagine what kind of punishment there could be for poisoning 97 percent of the children in La Oroya, Peru with lead. To me, it seems equally likely...