Provocations is a collection of Chaz Bufe's writings on anarchism, atheism, religion, Alcoholics Anonymous, political and religious cults, new age nuttiness, political and social repression in the United States, the phoniness of contemporary "libertarianism," and roads to change. The tone ranges from the serious and analytical to the sarcastic and darkly humorous in this wide-ranging exercise in critical thinking.
Chaz Bufe is the author or coauthor of multiple books including "Alcoholics Anonymous: Cult or Cure?," "The Devil's Dictionaries," "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations," and "An Understandable Guide to Music Theory." His writings have appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including Belief.net, "Communities," "Counterpoise," "Eye," "Freedom," "the Match!," "New Times Weekly," "Processed World," and the "Utne Reader." He lives in Tucson, Arizona.