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Samizdata is a British group weblog. Founded on 2 November 2001 by Perry de Havilland and originally named ‘Libertarian Samizdata’, it dropped the label due to the unhappiness of editors to subscribe to a particular label.
Edited by "anarcho-libertarians, tax rebels, Eurosceptics, and Wildean individualists", Samizdata is one of the UK's oldest blogs. The editors describe Samizdata.net as "a blog for people with a critically rational individualist perspective. We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous...".
In 2005, The Guardian wrote that it was "by some measures the nation's most successful independent blog", with over 15,000 unique visitors a day, and "arguably the grandfather of British political blogs". In 2008, The Observer labelled it as one of the fifty most powerful blogs in the world.
- derived from Samizdat, a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR
- Burkeman, Oliver (17 November 2005). "The New Commentariat". The Guardian. p. G2:8.
- "The World's 50 Most Powerful Blogs". The Observer. 9 March 2008.
- Samizdata.net - main blog
- Brad (17 June 2015). "Powell update on blogging". Retrieved 19 September 2015.
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