Except for the last two (“The Trap Snaps Shut” and “Resistance is Obligatory”), the essays listed here were written between 2001 and 2003. Looking at those old articles today makes me cringe at times, but I resisted the urge to edit them. They were written at a time when I was feeling lost and lonely, out in the wilderness with nowhere to go, and I had a lot of doubts about myself and fears about my future. So maybe they were also an attempt at self-reassurance. Hence I leave them as they are.
“Resistance is Obligatory” was written in early 2012, based on my defense speech during my trial in Germany in 2006/2007. It is also a summary of my book with the same title which was published in April 2012.