From Idler 19, 1997
Joshua Glenn on the writer who freed himself from the cocksucking corporation and learned how to live.
Henry Valentine Miller, born in 1891, grew up in a rough part of Brooklyn, New York. Years later, he …
Eric Cantona, says ROBERT NEWMAN, has always taken on the system and won. Which is what makes him a great idol for our times.
From Idler issue 8, February – March 1995
Eric Cantona once said that for him football …
From Idler 7 December 1994
The French labour activist dreamed of a three hour day for everyone, was thrown in prison for subversion and in 1883 wrote a searing attack on the work ethic called The Right to be Lazy.…
From Idler 3, January 1994
By Orlando May
Vehemently opposed to the work ethic, Bertrand Russell was also probably the most prolific and hard working thinker in this century. In 1932 he wrote an essay, “In Praise of Idleness”, where …
A FERTILE MIND
Most people think of Epicurus as the philosopher of self-indulgence.
But his ideas for living were pragmatic and subversive.
By STEPHEN ARMSTRONG
Do you remember how it felt to be a child? Do you remember running simply …