Interview L.K. Samuels
Topics of conversation:
- Chaos Theory vs. Control
- Social Application of Chaos
- Control and Our Human Nature
- Political, Economic and other Social Organizations and why they fail
- Message Samuels embedded with his book
Editor and contributing author of Facets of Liberty, an anthology of political, economic and sociological essays (224 pages, paperback, Freeland Press, 2009, 2nd edit.), L.K. Samuels won honorable mention at the “East of Eden Writers Conference” in 2002 for his historical novelFerret: The Reluctant King. He is a member of the California Writers Club and was the editor of Rampart Institute’s quarterly magazine in the early 1980s. He was the editor-in-chief and a columnist for the campus newspaper at Fullerton College. Graduating from California State University at Fullerton (1976), he minored in journalism and later wrote guest columns for theOrange County Register, the third largest newspaper in California. He managed the Future of Freedom Conference series for five years in Southern California – arranging speaking engagements for Timothy Leary, Ray Bradbury, Dr. Arthur Laffer, Karl Hess, Dr. Nathaniel Brandon and dozens of other scholars and writers. His In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics and Human Action book was released in April of 2013 by Cobden Press.
In Defense of Chaos not only exposes a new way of thinking, but shows why chaos theory and complexity science will revolutionize the social, political and economic structures of the world.
In Defense of Chaos examines why chaology provides ample scientific evidence that open-ended, adaptable and evolving systems work far better than closed-ended, rigid, deterministic ones. Not only do dynamic nonlinear systems work better, but they foster self-determination. The nature of the physical world favors the freedom for people to self-organize and self-govern without the interference of external command and control structures.
This is an important point to consider, because the denizens of the political deep end put their faith behind linear, deterministic structures that don’t allow for spontaneous order, decentralization or free choice by individual agents. Political linearists and control freaks not only fail to think outside the box; they would have us ban the box. Most political systems are inherently top-down vertical systems, predatory by nature, and are geared to suffocate any creativity within their sphere of influence.