The Anarchist Joy of Dr. Alex Comfort

Presented by Eric Laursen
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New York

Alex Comfort is best known as the author of the 12 million-copy, international bestseller, The Joy of Sex. But he was also a poet, novelist, biologist, gerontologist, anti-war and anti-nuclear activist — and one of the most original anarchist thinkers of the post-World War II decades. Eric Laursen, author of the new biography of Alex Comfort, reintroduces his anarchist writings, including his classic, Authority and Delinquency in the Modern State, and highlights the connection between Comfort the anarchist and Comfort the pioneering sexologist. Along the way, he outlines the ways in which Comfort’s work and activism still is relevant today.