Interview: Frank Herbert - Saviors and Political Animals

Steve Kinney admin at
Tue Apr 24 12:22:27 PDT 2018

I made a video from a found audio file, as little hobby project:

Frank Herbert - Saviors and Political Animals

This interview is a pre-Internet artifact recorded in 1984, and makes no
reference to cryptography.  But IMO it's dead center on topic for
CPunks, because self identifying Libertarians and Anarchists need all
the help they can get.  Frank's ecological models of power dynamics in
human affairs provides a stout dose of scientific and engineering sense
that may cure any of several loads of ideological nonsense.

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological
personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to
the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on
violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted." - Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert was a true polymath, accepted without credentials as a
participating member of the academic Ecology community (a demanding
multidiscipliplinary science), as well as being an avid historian and
radical political theorist.  The mp3 I found included a lot with David
Lynch, director of the original Dune movie, and about the film itself.
So I cut the interview down to just Frank's historical and political
exposition, and added a few appropriate quotes and pictures.

Here's it.  Bring popcorn and/or paper & pencil.


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