Semi-Permanent Autonomous Zone


Christiania, a squatters' settlement at an abandoned Copenhagen military base, has a reputation in some quarters as a living example of applied anarchism. Friends who have visited the place have a somewhat less romantic view: they tell me it exists somewhere on the continuum between democracy and potocracy (n: rule by a mostly benign assortment of pot dealers). Either way, I'm sorry to learn that the Danish government is making plans, yet again, to kill it.