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Idle Idol – Henry Miller

Posted in Idle Idols on 30 July 2005

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 …

Idle Idol – Eric Cantona

Posted in Idle Idols on 30 July 2005

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 …

Idle Idol – Paul Lafargue

Posted in Idle Idols on 30 July 2005

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.…

Idle Idol – Bertrand Russell

Posted in Idle Idols on 30 July 2005

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 …

Idle Idol – Epicurus

Posted in Idle Idols on 30 July 2005

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 …

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