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Keith Preston

Gottfried vs. Derbyshire: Not Even One Cheer For Conservatism Inc.!

How today’s conservatives are yesterday’s liberals. By Paul Gottfried In an eloquent address before the Council of Conservative Citizens, my friend John Derbyshire undertakes a difficult task: he wishes to make us more appreciate of what he calls “Mainstream Conservatism,” VDARE.com calls “Conservatism, Inc.” and I call “the Alternative Left” John lists for our […]

Dissident News Update July 29, 2012

DOJ: SPEECH MIGHT NOT BE SO ‘FREE’ IF IT’S AGAINST ISLAM Thought your free speech rights, those given by God and protected by the U.S. Constitution, were assured in the United States? Well, maybe. A representative of Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has refused – over and over […]

In the Long Run, Is the GOP Dead?

By Pat Buchanan Since 1928, only Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush have won the presidency while capturing both houses of Congress for the GOP. In his 49-state landslide, Richard Nixon failed to take either House. In his two landslides, Ronald Reagan won back only the Senate. Yet […]

The Longest Con

By Anna Morgenstern The simplest way to put it is that they’re all a bunch of crooks. The bankers are the chief con-men. They print up (so to speak) a bunch of fake money out of thin air. I can do that too, but no one is going […]

Slouching Towards Nuremberg?

By Morris Berman Strange things are happening in the United States these days, and every day seems to bring additional scary news.  The similarity to the erosion of civil liberties in Germany during the 1930s is a bit too close for comfort. Many will regard this statement as […]

Prisons as Growth Industry

By Ralph Nader Ever visit a major prison? The vast majority of Americans have not, despite our country having by far a higher incarceration rate per capita than China or Iran. Out of sight is out of mind. Imagine the benefits of the average taxpayer touring a prison. […]

Institutions of Higher Emoting

By Paul Gottfried Recently I commented on a blunder by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who suddenly wimped out after having proposed cutting 20 to 30 percent out of the state’s allocation for “higher education.” Corbett had a chance to do good by making our state universities cough up more of […]

Nietzsche the Visionary: A Reflection on the Nature of a Civilization Guided by Nietzschean Values

By Keith Preston               Friedrich Nietzsche suggested in the nineteenth century that the crisis of Western civilization generated by modernity’s overthrow of the traditional European order and the loss of faith resulting from the torpedoing of traditional theology by advancements in human knowledge would have repercussions that would […]

The Joker’s Razor

By Jim Goad In the wake of Friday morning’s bloodbath at a Colorado movie theater, America struggles to figure out who or what to blame. They’ve obviously ruled out the shooter. James Holmes, 24, will be arraigned in a Colorado courtroom this morning and charged with a spree killing […]

Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012

By Dave Lindorff ThisCantBeHappening! lost a valued friend Friday night with the death, from cancer, of Alexander Cockburn, 71. Alex and his comrade-in-arms Jeffrey St. Clair at Counterpunch magazine have helped our struggling little online left alternative newspaper mightily by running most of our articles on their site […]

South Asian Anarchism: Paths to Praxis

Required reading. South Asian Anarchism: Paths to Praxis Meditations on Maia Ramnath’s Decolonizing Anarchism: an Antiauthoritarian History of India’s Liberation Struggle (AK Press, USA, 2012) and her Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire (California World History Library, […]

Alexander Cockburn, RIP

By Justin Raimondo The death of Alexander Cockburn, columnist for the Nation and author of many books, is an irreplaceable loss not only personally, for those who knew him, but for the broad “progressive” movement, where his populist brand of anarcho-syndicalism — the leftist equivalent of “crunchy conservatism” — set him apart […]

National-Anarchism: Ideas & Concepts

Signed copies of NATIONAL-ANARCHISM: IDEAS & CONCEPTS are now available to pre-order. The book is over 200 pages in length and costs just £15 with free postage to anywhere in the world. The Paypal address is: blackfrontpress@yahoo.co.uk More details below. AFTER the immense interest that was generated by […]

Here Come the Draft-Nappers

By William Norman Grigg Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, demands the re-instatement of conscription so that next time Washington commits itself to a needless foreign war “every town, every city [will be] at risk.” “I think we ought to have a draft. I […]

Our Enemy, the Police

Scott Horton interviews William Norman Grigg. Will Grigg discusses Edmund Burke’s notion of “natural society” and “policed society;” why American police forces are servants of the state, not of the people; the botched SWAT raid in Evansville, IN; and how good cops get thrown off the force for […]

Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

By Anna Morgenstern Those of us who mistrust the evolution of our current politico-economic system, often look toward dystopian novels to portray a warning glimpse of where we are headed. The two most common examples are 1984 by George Orwell or Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. While there certainly are elements […]

The GOP is Finished

Richard Spencer explains why: “Even delusional Republicans like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum—men who make televangelists seem noble in comparison—must surely recognize that only older, church-going White people would conceivably vote for them. Thus, the mainstream Republicans soft talk on immigration*, their refrains about lifting up “all Americans”—and […]

Corneliu Codreanu and the Warrior Ethos

By Keith Preston Sean Gabb has some good observations regarding this essay on the Libertarian Alliance blog: “This is an impressive piece of writing, though also alarming. The more I learn about certain nationalist movements of the 20th century, the less alien I find the orthodox Marxists. They […]