Shiver me timbers: Did pirates really usher in the Age of Enlightenment?
April 13 / 2023
Michael McGirr for Sydney Morning Herlad
Pirate Enlightenment or the Real Libertalia has been published posthumously. Graeber writes he had the choice between presenting this work as a long essay or a short book and chose the latter. At times, therefore, he appears to be stretching his material. That is not to detract from the leap of the imagination he asks us to take with him. Graeber surfs an idea, enjoying its energy without worrying where or how it might make landfall.
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