Pirate Utopias

Pirate Utopias were defined by anarchist writer Peter Lamborn Wilson, who coined the term in his 1995 book Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes as secret islands once used for supply purposes by pirates. Wilson's concept is largely based on speculation, although he admits to adding a bit of fantasy to the idea.[1] In Wilson's view, these pirate enclaves were early forms of autonomous proto-Anarchist societies in that they operated beyond the reach of governments and embraced unrestricted freedom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_utopia

book about Pirate/Islam culture by Peter Lamborn Wilson - ISBN:1570270244

some interesting history bits, but overall very frustrating. Interesting thesis (Europeans of the period "knew" about Islam and pirates, and had good intellectual reason for changing sides - Drop Out), completely unsubstantiated.

see also section within TAZ.


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