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A Hell of a Mistress, the Beautiful Idea: An Interview with Aragorn! (Anarchist Oral History)

by Aragorn! Author

This several hours-long interview took place in the summer of 2018, with Aragorn!, a longtime anarchist involved in a large number of projects and communities. He describes growing up in the hardcore punk scene, how he got involved with anarchism and political organizing and writing, his inspirations and motivations, what modern politics mean for anarchism, and what it means to commit yourself to truly go against the grain. More than just one person's story, this is a fascinating document mapping the development of counterculture and anarchist movements across four decades, from the Reagan years to the emergence of the internet. This is part of the ongoing Anarchist Oral History Project, and was published on its own in memory of Aragorn!, who passed away in February, 2020.