Month: May 2014

Time For White Male Thick Libertarianism?

By Christopher Cantwell I spend a good deal of time on this blog talking about the State. Previously I’ve sort of mocked people who tell me “government isn’t the only oppressor you know!” because while it certainly isn’t the only, it certainly is the most dangerous, the most […]

Euroskepticism and Its Discontents

The European elections saw gains by the far right, far left, libertarians, and radical populists. The common thread was opposition to the budding continental empire of the EU and its dominance by the neoliberal plutocracy. The Europeans need the message of anarcho-pluralism and pan-secessionism as much as Americans […]

The Real Origins of the Religious Right

By Randall Balmer One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. The tale goes something like […]

Taking Reparations Seriously

By Noah Millman Family of slaves in Georgia, circa 1850. Wikimedia Commons. I finally got around to reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’s case for reparations on the plane down to New Orleans (where I am now, working on a film; blogging may be even more sporadic than usual this summer). […]

How Ukip is turning left on the economy

By George Eaton New Statesman Nigel Farage arrives to speak at Ukip public meeting at Old Basing Village Hall on April 9, 2014 in Basingstoke. Photograph: Getty Images. For most of its existence, Ukip has positioned itself well to the right of the Conservative Party on the economy, […]

Who Owns America?

It looks like Ralph might have been reading ATS. By Ralph Nader The American Conservative illustration by Michael Hogue There was a time in the Depression of the 1930s when conservative thought sprang from the dire concrete reality of that terrible era, not from abstractions. They did not […]

End Mass Incarceration Now

Abbie Hoffman used to call the New York Times “the voice of the ruling class.” When the voice of the ruling class admits there’s a problem, it must be serious. New York Times Editorial Board For more than a decade, researchers across multiple disciplines have been issuing reports […]

Robert Stark Interviews Keith Preston

The Stark Truth with Robert Stark. This was recorded a few months back, but it’s a good one. Listen here. Robert Stark welcomes back Keith Preston of Attack the System. Topics include: Keith’s article “Who am I? Left, Right, or Center”: http://attackthesystem.com/2014/02/21/who-am-i-left-right-or-center/ How his anti-imperialist views on foreign policy overlap […]

Keith Preston: Crypto-Fascist Slimeball

Inquiring minds want to know. A year and a half ago a Comic Book Guy type crypto-fascist and racist secessionist by the name of Keith Preston mourned online the passing of the Second Vermont Republic’s founder, the anti-Semitic, racist, Dixie singin’ Thomas H. Naylor and I posted about […]

Keith Preston is an Asshole

By Kevin Carson Libertarian Alliance Center for a Stateless Society In a post at the Students For Liberty (SFL) blog, (“Between Radicalism and Revolution: The Cautionary Tale of Students for a Democratic Society,” May 6), Clark Ruper uses the example of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) as […]

Political Genes

Seems the BBC is prepared to consider hard biological reasons for political opinions. So apparently there are solid biological differences between progressives and reactionaries, but not between ethnic groups. Note the implications of the scientists comments. Dr Schreiber doesn’t want to go into details but its pretty clear […]

On the Myth of “Cultural Marxism”

Is PC the fault of the Frankfurt School, or capitalism? By Michael Acuna Common Ruin Across the paleoconservative blogosphere, on every “libertarian” forum and racist webpage, a strange concept is faulted for the turmoil witnessed in North America and Europe today, as well as for the alleged breakdown […]

Keep On Rockin’

From the Book RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War By William T. Hathaway   RADICAL PEACE is a collection of reports from peace activists in the USA, Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. An American exchange student in one of my courses here in Germany contributed the following essay about how […]

The American Republic Is Dead

By Justin Raimondo The release of Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, has been the occasion for a media storm: Greenwald is all over the place, from Colbert to “Democracy Now,” and there is much new material […]

Greenwald Against the Establishment

By Justin Raimondo Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, is many things: an account of his relationship with Snowden, an indictment of political leaders who have used the pretext of “terrorism” to mask their unlimited power-lust, a […]

US Set to Become the Newest Third World Country

By Kerry Anne Iacknowledge.Net The United States, the home of Capitalism, is about to demonstrate its ultimate failure, as the cannibalistic economic system consumes the nation’s economy from within. The US economy is rigged toward the 1% of wealthiest citizens and corporations, this radically skews outcomes to the […]

Open Source War

Open Source War Beta from Miles Joyner on Vimeo. Attack The System Senior Editor Miles Joyner’s entry for the “One Day in Boston” video event. An analysis of the factors surrounding the strategy and tactics used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. A prequel to upcoming mini-documentary, “Open […]

When Did The Left Renounce Liberty?

By Daryl McCann Remember the Sixties, when self-styled revolutionaries went to barricades and courtrooms in their crusade for absolutely unfettered free speech? Somewhere between then and now, the long march through the institutions all but complete, freedom lost its appeal. The outrage vented this past week by progressives […]

Scotland: Secession Vs Pan Secession

A lot of people interested in the concept of pan-secessionism have been excited about the growing wave of secessionist movements in Europe.  However the bad news is I would suggest that those secession movements, while positive developments, do not really represent an adoption of pan secessionist values.  An […]

Why Libertarianism is a Joke

The Dangerous Times Libyan Rebels celebrate village victory firing off AK47 shots as they ride out in convoy, 30 km from Bani Walid, on September 3, 2011. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)1 It’s not just that I think morality is non-cognitive and largely bad in most people, it’s that […]