Month: September 2015

Author: Chris Combe from York, UK, who does not endorse this use of the work

Beyond Social Justice

A discussion with Ian Mayes, Nexus X Humectress, and Keith Preston about how social justice activism has led anarchist movements astray and lots of other stuff. Topics include: Anarcho-pacifism Intentional communities Beyond Social Justice: how historical opposition to valid injustices has now evolved into something absurd. How totalitarian […]

Trojan Horde

An unapologetically Nietzschean take on the refugee crisis. By Dr. Robert M. Price Thus Spake Zarathustra I have read two books that turned out to be truly prophetic. Not clairvoyant, mind you, just prescient. The authors were like Isaac Asimov’s futurologist Hari Seldon in his Foundation epic: they […]

Privatize the Borders!

From Liberty Chat. __________ By Robert P. Murphy — contributor Bryan Caplan has become perhaps the leading libertarian spokesman for “open borders,” the term that many people are using to mean that national governments do not place restrictions on the movement of people across the outer boundary […]

Octave Mirbeau on Voting

Ann Sterzinger‘s translation of a poll-dodging polemic by 19th century French anarchist and author Octave Mirbeau. Warms the cockles of my cold, anti-democratic heart…. Also, be sure to check out her translation of his novel In the Sky, available for the first time in English from Nine-Banded Books. […]

So Where Are the Feminists?

Ann Sterzinger asks the question at RightOn, spotlighting how the clash in the feminist worldview between “Enlightenment Person” and “Mommy Goddess” curtails any meaningful criticism of the more predatory and illiberal residents of Dar al-Islam. I notice the bifurcation a lot in abortion debates, where feminists talk about […]

Tyranny of the Weak

By Aleksey Bashtavenko “There is no progress in human history. Democracy is a fraud. Human nature is primitive, emotional, unyielding. The smarter, abler, stronger, and shrewder take the lion’s share. The weak starve, lest society become degenerate: One can compare the social body to the human body, which […]

Prison Without Punishment

The Germans are adopting a model of prison reform that ARV-ATS has advocated for 15 years. By Maurice Chammah Vice From the column ‘America Incarcerated’ Inmates attending a yoga class at Heidering prison, on the outskirts of Berlin. Photos by Julian Röder Published in partnership with the Marshall […]

Putin to Russian army officers: operation ‘Salvation’ shall begin soon, you must prepare to cleanse Syria from Obama’s terrorists

Russia moves to prevent genocide in the Middle East AWD.Com Addressing the Russian top brass on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin lambasted U.S. Middle-East policy for being ‘disastrous’ as Saudi-backed rebels vowed to purge Syria and Iraq from Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities. “We have nearly two million […]

Peace Chaplain

Chapter 13 of the book RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War By William T. Hathaway RADICAL PEACE is a collection of reports from antiwar activists, the true stories of their efforts to change our warrior culture. A seminarian contributed this chapter about learning to love her enemies. Because of […]

The Range of Ideological Opinion?

The conventional model of the Left/Right political spectrum might be summarized in this way: The Far Right: Sectors of the Right that are outside the Republican Party. These would include a wide range of often divergent or contradictory ideologies and and belief systems such as fascists, Nazis, hardline […]

Is Russia Invading Syria?

By Justin Raimondo Antiwar.Com Having given up waiting for the supposedly “imminent” Russian assault on Kiev, which we’ve been told for lo these many months is coming down the pike momentarily, our new cold warriors are now in a frenzy over the sudden discovery of a Russian presence […]

Rethinking Christian Economics

I’d like to see an economics debate between Todd and Gary North. By Todd Lewis Praise of Folly his paper will attempt to deal with an often under-discussed and misunderstood extension of the principle of Christian stewardship: Economics. Modern American Christians seem to espouse, whether implicitly or explicitly, […]

Classics of Catholic Economics

There needs to be more discussion of economic perspectives beyond the establishment paradigms of supply side, monetarism, Keynesianism, or Marxism. By Nathan Schneider The Nation (Shutterstock) In this issue, Nathan Schneider writes about Pope Francis’s economics. Here, he recommends five books of Catholic thought that display strikingly similar […]

America’s Fragile Constitution

By Yoni Appelbaum The Atlantic Over the past few decades, many of the unwritten rules of American political life have been discarded. Presidential appointees, once routinely confirmed by the Senate, now spend months in limbo. Signing statements have increased in frequency and scope, as presidents announce which aspects […]