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Keith Preston

“Immigration and Liberal Taboos”

By Edward Abbey Edward Abbey [1927-1989], the late novelist, essayist, and environmental activist, was a confirmed political “liberal” (perhaps even an extremist), who believed that the degradation of the land and culture of the American Southwest was a crime against nature, and that the least any one of […]

War Criminals in Our Midst

By Paul Craig Roberts The State Department has an office that hunts German war criminals. Bureaucracies being what they are, the office will exist into next century when any surviving German prison guards will be 200 years old. From time to time the State Department claims to have […]

The Importance of Proudhon

By Shawn Wilbur Anarchists can be touchy about any sort of authority, so we are frequently at pains to say that we are not followers of any particular leader or historical figure. That’s good. Among other things, the historical figures we’re most likely to follow were almost all […]

The Bashing of Joe Paterno

By Paul Gottfried Last week the NCAA saddled Penn State with penalties that may mean the university’s end as a leading football competitor. Paterno’s name came up in the proceedings as someone who contributed to the outrage. Despite his recent death of lung cancer, his humiliation continues. His name has […]

Paths to Liberation

By Anna Morgenstern What if they built a factory and no one came? A lot of people in the broader anarchist movement seem to focus more on goals or endpoints and ignore or underemphasize the means to achieving them. This is understandable, in that statists are constantly challenging […]

Requiem for The American Empire

Gore Vidal’s classic 1986 essay from The Nation  On September 16, 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. The empire was seventy-one years old and had been in ill health since 1968. Like most modern empires, ours […]

GC 33: Breaking the Golden Circle

From Southern Nationalist Network Today, on the Golden Circle podcast, we take a look at Hunter Wallace’s recent review of Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy’s book An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean. The book argues the same point we have made many times on this site – that Dixie was the […]

R.I.P. Gore Vidal, Enemy of the Empire

By Elaine Woo Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical “Lincoln” to the satirical “Myra Breckinridge” — and volumes of essays critics consider among the most […]

Go-Go Live: Banned in Chevy Chase

By Natalie Hopkinson I was joking on Twitter the day before I was scheduled to read and sign “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City” at Politics & Prose, the legendary bookstore near the Chevy Chase neighborhood, one of the city’s whitest and wealthiest corners of D.C. […]

Beware of God-Botherers Everywhere

EMEMBERING A LOST WORLD – BEFORE THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN PHOTO: The Student Lounge at the University of Tehran in 1971. According to the New York Times, “Until the revolution, Iran was among the most cultured, cosmopolitan countries in the region. It had a progressive movement in […]