Adventure Capitalism with Raymond B. Craib

Join author Raymond B. Craib for a reading a conversation about Adventure Capitalism from PM Press.

About the Book

 Adventure Capitalism writes the story of exit as a global history, one that intersects with an array of figures: Fidel Castro and the Koch brothers, American segregationists and Melanesian socialists, Honolulu-based real estate speculators and British Special Branch spies, soldiers of fortune and English lords, Orange County engineers and Tongan navigators, CIA operatives and CBS news executives, and a new breed of techno-utopians and an old guard of Honduran coup leaders. It is, in other words, is a history of our time. Given the new iterations of privatized exit now being pursued—seasteads, free private cities, and space colonization—it may also be a history of our future.

About the Author

Raymond B. Craib is the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History at Cornell University and the author of The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile, Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes, and with Barry Maxwell, co-editor of No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms.

About the Event

Craib will read from the book and then be in conversation with Sasha Lilley, the co-founder and host of the critically acclaimed program of radical ideas, Against the Grain. Sasha is the author of Capital and Its Discontents and Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth, among other works, and is the editor of the imprint Spectre for PM Press.


Event date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event address: 
215 N. Cayuga Street
Dewitt Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850
Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (Spectre) By Raymond Craib Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629639178
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PM Press - July 5th, 2022

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