Would you like to make a physical contribution to our space and/or materials? Thankee kindly! Our wishlist is below, and our shipping address is
Art for a New Society
PO Box 263
Paonia, CO 81428
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to expect your gift, and if you include your address we’ll be so happy to send you a thank you card!
Books & Games for the Radical Reading Room
Want to support independent bookstores/not Amazon?
- Buy Mediocre here
- Buy Emergent Strategy here
- Buy An Indigenous People’s History here
- Buy A People’s History here
- Buy Working Class History here
- Buy Wild Fermentation here
- Or, send us a book you like!
The story of how “The Landlord’s Game” became our modern day “Monopoly” is yet another example of hilarious/terrible capitalist co-opting (with some classic white appropriation of Native culture mixed in):
“In 1902 to 1903, [Lizzie] Magie designed the game … [It] was created to be a “practical demonstration of the present system of land grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences” … with the object of demonstrating how rents enrich property owners and impoverish tenants. She knew that some people could find it hard to understand why this happened and what might be done about it … Magie also hoped that when played by children the game would provoke their natural suspicion of unfairness, and that they might carry this awareness into adulthood.
The Landlord’s Game has some similarities to the basic rules of the board game Zohn Ahl, played by the Kiowa Indians of North America. There are hints that suggest Elizabeth Magie might have known Zohn Ahl and incorporated some of the game’s ideas.”
If you’d like to purchase a copy for our Radical Reading Room, you can do that here. Or, you can make a donation towards our printing our own copy (you can print one for yourself as well – it’s open source!)
We have so much gratitude for everyone who’s donated so far:
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