Interview: Frank Herbert - Saviors and Political Animals

Cari Machet carimachet at
Tue Apr 24 13:36:28 PDT 2018

thanks cant wait to take a bite

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 10:22 PM, Steve Kinney <admin at> wrote:

> 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.
> :o)

cari machet
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