Michael Gillespie, the Duke University Professor whose invitation to speak at an April conference prompted me to write the 25,000 word essay I have just finished posting, has very graciously, and with great good humor, acceded to my curmudgeonly orneriness and relieved me of the necessity of summarizing my essay in a forty-five minute talk. Instead, I shall talk informally about in Defense of Anarchism and answer questions. Later on, I will come back for a conversation about my essay with anyone interested enough to plow through it. All in all, an ideal solution for me, for which I am very grateful.
All my life, each time I have finished a piece of writing, I have been afflicted with the fear that I would never write anything again [a fear that will seem neurotic, to say the least, to those familiar with my seeming incapacity to stop writing.] When I told Susie that I had finished writing and posting the essay, she said, "Now what are you going to do?" She knows me well. The answer is that I have not the foggiest idea.