About The Autarkist

au·tar·ky [aw-tahr-kee]

the condition of self-sufficiency, especially economic, as applied to a nation.

a national policy of economic independence.


Of all the ancient Greek philosophers, one stands above the rest: Epicurus.  His humanist doctrine inspired a school of devoted followers for over 700 years, and after the Renaissance he once again gained prominence.  In early 2013, the Society of Friends of Epicurus was founded in order to ignite a much-needed revival of the ancient philosophical school.

Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency. – Vatican Sayings 77

Autarchy translates as autonomy or self-sufficiency and today most often applies to self-reliant communities.

If you’d like to learn more about this noble secular humanist philosophy, please feel free to visit the Society’s webpage.

I dedicate this blog to the lineage of teachers, poets, comedians and authors that have kept the tradition alive over the ages.


3 Responses to About The Autarkist

  1. Enjoyed browsing around, best wishes. 🙂


  2. makagutu says:

    Hey Hiram, we meet again here. I have seen your posts on Epicurus on AU.


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