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Keith Preston

2016: The Turning Point

The main effect of Trumpism seems to have been to accelerate the leftward drift of US culture.   I would point out, however, that it is only on cultural issues where the left is winning. The USA continues to be as statist, capitalist, and imperialist as it ever was, […]

Why is Everything Liberal?

When the majority of the capitalist class and the intelligence services have adopted “wokeness” as their self-legitimating ideology, we know that the totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. By Richard Hanania In a democracy, every vote is supposed to be equal. If about half the country supports one side […]

The Centrality of Social Relations: E.P. Thompson’s Concept of Class and the Renewal of Historical Materialism

By Gary Blank E. P. Thompson was an avowedly Marxist historian, but did not hide his aversion for what he termed Marx’s “Grundrisseface.” Marx’s critique of political economy, Thompson suggested, only confronted the political economists on their own turf. Marx became entrapped within the “circuits of capital,” developing […]

The battle for 1042 Cutler Street

By Eli Saslow, Washington Post As landlords and tenants go broke across the U.S., the next crisis point of the pandemic approaches. SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The landlord had highlighted the first of the month on his office calendar and marked it as “Pay Day,” but now the first […]

Attack the System S2: E14

Derek Chauvin is guilty, how the law defines murder and manslaughter, how Chauvin was thrown under the bus to protect the system, the Justine Diamond case,  why police welfare checks are dangerous, criticism of the Chauvin trial as a show trial, how cops and civilians are held to […]

A Call To My Machiavellian Friends

Caveat: I don’t personally belong to the LP or have any positions on its internal faction fights. I do have an interest in anti-state movements and enjoy observing these things from the sidelines. By Peter R. Quinones For those unaware, one of the most disgraceful state Libertarian Parties […]

Cicero: Rome’s Greatest Defender

By Edward Whelan, Classical Wisdom There are many great Romans whose names are still honored to this day. None has been more feted down the centuries than Cicero. He was perhaps Rome’s greatest author and one of its greatest orators and philosophers. Cicero was also one the last […]