Month: February 2014

Rothbard’s Time on the Left

Murray Rothbard was arguably the leading anarchist theoretician of the second half of the twentieth century. The classical anarchist movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries included a number of prominent and innovative thinkers: Stirner, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Tucker, Tolstoy, Spooner, and others. Yet the revival of […]

Anarchism and Spirituality

Attack the System Anarchism and Spirituality: An Interview with Jay Cypher February 22, 2014 Keith Preston interviews Jay Cypher, anarchist anthropologist and scholar of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and social movements. Topics include: Topics include: Her recent lecture “Anarchy and Spiritual Practice.” Libertarian tendencies within various religious […]

Hoppe, Carson, and Me

I have found that the two other thinkers within the current anti-state milieu to whom I am most often compared are Hans Hermann Hoppe and Kevin Carson. These associations are made by both sympathizers and critics regarding my own work. So perhaps if might be of interest to […]

Keith Preston: Commie-Fascist?

“Left-libertarian” Craig Bolton on Keith Preston; February 17, 2014 “In short, this is a very peculiar view you have. It would appear to be probigot White Guy Leftism. It certainly not plain vanilla antistatism, since that is my view, and while I recognize a couple of the slogans, […]

Role reversal: Left establishment vs Right counter-culture

Those of us who weren’t alive in the 1960s have likely seen clips from television and movies showing Right-wingers chastising hippies and liberals over their long hair, casual demeanor and less-than-formal dress. Conservatives also often used rhetoric about how liberals were traitors and should leave the United States. Pro-Vietnam War veterans complaining about how Jane […]

Keith Preston – 21st Century Anarchism: Anarcho – Pluralism, Radical Localism & Effective Resistance

Check out my interview with Radio3Fourteen He is the author of Attack the System: A New Anarchist Perspective for the 21st Century. His website attackthesystem.com is full of well written, interesting and insightful essays. We’ll discuss what Keith calls Anarcho-Pluralism and Pan-Secessionism. He’ll talk about the core strategic […]

Our Sinister Dual State

By Chris Hedges President Barack Obama announces James Clapper, left, as director of national intelligence during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 5, 2010. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite) On Thursday the former National Security Agency official and whistle-blower William E. Binney and I […]

Global Capitalism Has Written Off The Human Race

By Paul Craig Roberts Economic theory teaches that free price and profit movements ensure that capitalism produces the greatest welfare for the greatest number. Losses indicate economic activities where costs exceed the value of production, thus investment in these activities is curtailed. Profits indicate economic activities where the […]

Russia Under Attack

The overthrow of the government of the United States should be the primary objective of all those presently seeking to advance world peace. By Paul Craig Roberts In a number of my articles I have explained that the Soviet Union served as a constraint on US power. The […]

Switzerland Goes Fascist…

Say the totalitarian humanist bureaucrats and parasite of the EU. By Eric Margolis Democracy can be so inconvenient. Take Switzerland, the closest thing the world has to a perfect democracy. Switzerland’s eight million citizens vote by referendum on all major issues. The Swiss cantons have made key decisions […]

The Anarchy Project

By Danny Goldberg The Nation Demonstrators march down Broadway during a May Day rally. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) In The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement (Spiegel & Grau, 2013), David Graeber’s engaging new book on Occupy Wall Street, the author writes of the dismal culture in […]

On Immigration and Discrimination

A Facebook reader raises this question for anarchists and libertarians: “Imagine someone seizes the property of a thousand people in an area and forces them into a commune. The newly -crowned dictator then invites a thousand other people into the commune against the wishes of the original thousand, […]

Freedom of Association is an Abomination

So say the reactionary leftists at Slate.Com On Tuesday, the Kansas House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a measure designed to bring anti-gay segregation—under the guise of “religious liberty”—to the already deep-red state. The bill, written out of fear that the state may soon face an Oklahoma-style gay marriage […]

A Libertarian Litmus Test

The drug war. We often here about how this or that Republican politician is a “libertarian” or “libertarian-leaning” or a “friend of liberty.” In the vast majority of the cases (if not all of them) said Republican politician supports the war on drugs. Oh, some of them may […]