So is this guy legit? Has anyone read his work? I came across him while looking at the list of famous Wobblie on Wikipedia. I've heard about him and his new book "Debt: The First 5000 Years" but I had no idea he identified as an anarchist.
Also, speaking of anarchist or quasi-anarchist academics (a contentious concept, I'm aware), has anyone read James C. Scott's "The Art of Not Being Governed"? The premise of it -- that entire societies of living in Southeast asia's "Zomia" region have consciously rejected a settled, state-dominated lifestyle -- sounds really interesting to me. I've also had his "Seeing Like A State", about the failures of the state to improve society sitting on my shelf for years on permanent loan from an old teacher. Has anyone read that one? Is it worth the effort?
Anyway, opinions on these two intellectuals would be appreciated.
EDIT: Also, this guy? Opinions on him?