Saturday, October 27, 2007

Floating Utopias: The degraded imagination of the libertarian seasteaders

SF author China Mieville ridicules the numerous libertarian fantasy sea-states (such as the "Freedom Ship") that envision authoritarian class-based societies, but somehow never get built.

Based one chapter of Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk's book "Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of NeoLiberalism".

Placed in the "Freedom Through Technology" index.


Mark Plus said...

The floating libertian utopias sound like complete bullshit to me. But another anarcho-capitalist fantasy, the private military company answerable only to its customers and not to any state, doesn't sound so fanciful or even benign when you look at the reality like Blackwater or Aegis Defence Services.

kindpastor said...

Uh, Last time I checked blackwater did answer to the State.