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Hakim Bey
Born 1945
Other names Peter Lamborn Wilson
Occupation Political essayist/poet
Known for Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ) theory

Hakim Bey is a mystic anarchist who studied at Columbia University, and travelled widely in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal, studying local religious, cultural and philosophical traditions. He is best known for proposing the concept of the Temporary Autonomous Zone. Based, in part, on a historical review of pirate utopias, The TAZ is "like an uprising which does not engage directly with the State, a guerilla operation which liberates an area (of land, of time, of imagination) and then dissolves itself to re-form elsewhere/elsewhen, before the State can crush it."

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