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Keith Preston

The Alternative Right

A hit piece on the Alternative Right from the Left. Obviously, I have my disagreements with this article but the graphic below is hilarious: In American society, and to a larger extent Europe, Canada and Australia, you’re seeing the rise of a movement that is best described as […]

Why I Am An Anarcho-Misogynist

Jay Batman strikes again with this piece that’s been ruffling some feathers over as the Gonzo Time. There have been some interesting following up posts this article as well over there. Check it out. As I’ve come to divorce myself from statist paradigms, I’ve also become increasingly cognizant […]

Liberals March to War

Article by Justin Raimondo. Well, that didn’t take long. Now that President Barack Obama has intervened in Libya, his army of apologists is mobilizing to defend his “humanitarianism,” declaring that his war isn’t at all like Bush’s wars. It’s something new, and different – and admirable. I’m not […]

Embracing Markets, Opposing Capitalism

Article by Gary Chartier. Being a libertarian means opposing the use of force to restrain peaceful, voluntary exchange. That doesn’t mean it should be understood as involving support for capitalism. Whether this claim makes any sense at all depends, of course, on what you mean by “capitalism.” For […]

A Foolish and Unconstitutional War

Article by Pat Buchanan. “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” So said constitutional scholar and Senator Barack Obama in December 2007—the same man […]

Big Government and Capitalism

From Stumbling and Mumbling. In the Economist’s rather good survey of the growth of government, there’s one thing missing – something right libertarians tend to understate. I refer to the possibility that the increasing size of the state over time has often served the interests of capitalism. I […]

Bahrain's Blame Game

Article by David D’Amato. Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has,” according to a Reuters report, “said a foreign plot against his Gulf Arab kingdom had been foiled … .” The king’s statement, a paranoid imputation citing an “external plot” that has “fomented for 20 to 30 […]

Invader's Remorse: Arab League Now Criticizes Western Attack On Libya Not even a full day after the UN-endorsed attack on Libya began, and the “invader’s remorse” is already manifesting itself as discontent among the “peacemakers” emerges. Per the AFP: “The Arab League on Sunday criticized Western military strikes on Libya, a week after urging the United Nations […]

They hate us because we bomb them, says Libertarian Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2011 Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director E-mail: Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222 They hate us because we bomb them, says Libertarian Chair WASHINGTON – Giving little thought to the lessons of history, President Obama has begun attacking Libya with the full support […]

The United Nations War Machine

Article by William Norman Grigg It is abominable that 535 people in Washington assume they have the moral authority to compel Americans to make sacrifices of their lives and property in the service of what Daniel Webster (of all people) described as “the folly and wickedness” of the […]

Nuclear Holocaust Denial

Article by Jim Goad Japan has endured a three-headed monster of colossal catastrophes over the past ten days—a 9.0 earthquake, a tsunami with 30-foot crests, and an unresolved nuclear-reactor crisis that unspooled as a direct result of the first two disasters. The temblor and tidal wave can be […]

Libya's Slippery Slope

Article by Justin Raimondo. Barely 24 hours after the first Allied air strikes, President Obama’s high-flying Libyan adventure is losing altitude. The smoke hadn’t cleared from the first air strikes when the head of the Arab League complained that “what happened differs from the no-fly zone objectives. What […]

The "Liberation" of Libya

Article by David D’Amato. CNN reports that “A [U.S.-led] coalition … made good Saturday [March 19] on international warnings to Gadhafi, hammering Libyan military positions in the first phase of an operation that will include enforcement of a no-fly zone.” As reigning hegemon and maintainer of global political […]

Our "America Last" Foreign Policy

by Kevin DeAnna Our government has one basic job. Before anything else, the federal government has to ensure the physical security of the nation. This includes securing the borders, preventing foreign invasion, and discouraging attacks against the national territory and American citizens. Obviously, our government doesn’t do […]

The Free City-State

by Vinay Gupta 1. City States: If Italy collapsed as a nation state, but remained peaceful, Naples and Venice and so on could theoretically join the EU with very little in life changing. 2. Rational Borders: The suburbs of Geneva are in France. If they were in the […]

Let the Kids Rule the School

Finally, some commonsense ideas on education reform. This is what real education looks like. Article from the New York Times. The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning […]

The Most Viable Form of Government?

Recently, one of my occasional debating partners put this question to me: “Keith: What, in your worldview, would be the most viable form of government…or do you have an absolute ideal?” My response: Well, all systems end up being oligarchies. There really is no other kind of system, […]

Left-Libertarians vs Friedman

As one who is neither a left-libertarian nor a Friedmanite, I found this exchange somewhat interesting. I find class analysis far too useful and illuminating to be tempted by Friedman’s proposed solution, but I think he has put his finger in a genuine problem: how exactly are we […]

How to "Ban" Nuclear Power

Article by Kevin Carson. So given the high stakes of a nuclear meltdown, and the manifest inability of planners to anticipate what might go wrong, it would make sense to ban nuclear power, right? Well, the actual problem is that governments worldwide have been actively intervening for decades […]

A Tea Party Defense Budget

Article by Bill Lind. Bean-counting won’t do the job. For meaningful savings, we must begin by changing our grand strategy, which presently defines virtually everything that happens in the world as an American interest. Against the Founders’ advice, we are not only playing the great power game, we […]

Ethnoburbs Overtake California

Article by Tim Dionisopoulos An interesting article was recently published in the New York Times by Timothy Egan about the burgeoning phenomenon of ethnically homogeneous, non white, counties and suburban cities that are sprouting up across the country. A primarily West Coast phenomenon, sociologists have termed these new […]

Diversity, An Ally of Tyranny

Article by Kevin DeAnna. Hisham Melham writes in Foreign Policy that the Arab Revolutions are meeting more resistance. Autocratic rulers are using the heterogenous nature of the societies they lead to divide the opposition and frustrate any plans for reform. In homogeneous societies it is relatively easier for […]

The Truthful Helen Thomas

Article from World Net Daily. Helen Thomas, the former “dean” of the White House Press Corps who lost her position over a string of anti-Semitic comments, is interviewed in the April issue of Playboy, renewing her criticism of Israel and Jews in “control” of America. “[The Jews are] […]

Support Bradley Manning

Mike Gogulski interviewed by Scott Horton. Mike Gogulski, founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network, discusses the myriad events going on this weekend (March 19-20) in support of Bradley Manning; Obama’s decision to rely on Pentagon assurances that Manning was being appropriately treated in custody – after (former) […]

US Should End Relationship with Conspiring Israel

by Ian Huyett In 2005, Israeli President Moshe Katsav publically honored nine Jewish terrorists. In a televised ceremony, the terrorists were celebrated for bombing American embassy buildings in Egypt with nitroglycerine and acid. Israel, which had denied its involvement in the attacks for decades, was now openly […]