Anarchist honored with U.S. postage stamp

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Anarchist honored with U.S. postage stamp

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https://www.cnet.com/news/pioneering-sc ... age-stamp/

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Now I'll be truly amazed if they honour fellow 'anarchist' Henry Miller with a stamp :)
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Ursula may have been an anarchist, and that becomes quite clear in her writing, for example, 'The Dispossessed', but, it seems to me, that one would expect that she would be better recognized as a writer of superb science fiction than for advocating for anarchy. At least that is what likely got her picture on a stamp...
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RehabDoc wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:36 pm Ursula may have been an anarchist, and that becomes quite clear in her writing, for example, 'The Dispossessed', but, it seems to me, that one would expect that she would be better recognized as a writer of superb science fiction than for advocating for anarchy. At least that is what likely got her picture on a stamp...
ABSOLUTELY it was her superb science fiction rather than her anarchy or strong rants against capitalism.
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Next they should do George Orwell for disturbingly accurate non-fiction!
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AshvinP wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:29 am Next they should do George Orwell for disturbingly accurate non-fiction!
Perhaps the UK can do it as postage stamps have a strong nationalist bias.
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Perhaps the UK can do it as postage stamps have a strong nationalist bias.
Mind you, not exclusively so, as didn't the US issue a stamp with Gandhi's visage on it?
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Lou Gold wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 am
AshvinP wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:29 am Next they should do George Orwell for disturbingly accurate non-fiction!
Perhaps the UK can do it as postage stamps have a strong nationalist bias.
Definitely the UK first, as they are on the forefront of achieving his vision.
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Soul_of_Shu wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:17 pm
Perhaps the UK can do it as postage stamps have a strong nationalist bias.
Mind you, not exclusively so, as didn't the US issue a stamp with Gandhi's visage on it?
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