Background here. Anyway:
- On the one hand, I agree that free speech includes ‘speech that you don’t like.’
- On the other hand, I also agree that ‘Here’s how to make a Molotov cocktail to throw at authority figures’ more or less deliberately aims to stretch ‘speech that you don’t like’ to the breaking point, or possibly beyond it.
- On the gripping hand, as I understand it trying to follow the recipes found in The Anarchist’s Cookbook is an excellent way to blow yourself up. Or, to further quote Niven and Pournelle: think of it as evolution in action*.
So I guess that I have a good, practical reason to keep the book available. Admittedly, it’s also a messy reason, but that’s life for you – or in this case, ‘explosive death.’ Besides, I’m not the one who has to clean the walls afterward.
Via Hot Air Headlines.
*Charles Stross prefers the term ‘autodarwinate.’ Which also has its points.