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Liberty in Perfection: Freedom in Native American Thought

Article by Amy Sturgis. ——————————————————————————————————- Preacher Samuel Peters’s encounter with a free society was a memorable one. In 1781, he wrote in awe: “The conscious independence of each individual warms his thoughts and guides his actions. . . . Here is liberty in perfection!”[1] Though he wrote in […]

Nietzsche and Ortega Juxtaposed

Article by Michael Kleen. ——————————————————————————————————— Both Friedrich Nietzsche and José Ortega y Gasset were alarmed by the development of the modern State, which matured to ascendancy in the late 18th Century. In the 1860s and ‘70s, Nietzsche witnessed Otto von Bismarck forge his native Germany from a collection […]

Nietzsche on the Origin of the State

Article by Michael Kleen. ——————————————————————————————————– In the mind of 19th Century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the growth of the State (Staat) was one of the most alarming developments of the modern world. Where others saw the promise of a new democratic age in which “the people” ruled, Nietzsche […]

Isn't Democracy Wonderful….

….when even freaks like this can get elected to Congress? ——————————————————————————————————- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has declared that America has a serious obligation to support Israel — and if not, God will curse the United States, and it will be the end of this country. The Minnesota Independent […]

Ron Paul Warns U.S. Could Become Like Middle East

Article by Jack Kenny. ——————————————————————————————————– merica could see the kind of violent uprisings that have cost countless lives and convulsed societies in the Middle East if the nation does not stop rolling up massive deficits and devaluing its currency, Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate warned in a […]

New Power Elite Emerged in Medieval Iceland as the Island Became Norwegian

How the Icelandic Anarchy fell to Norwegian imperialism.It seems like much of Carson’s interpretation of economic history would apply here as well. ——————————————————————————————————— As Iceland became part of the Norwegian kingship 1262, a new power structure in the shape of an Icelandic aristocracy appointed by the king of […]

Neofeudalism: a manifesto

Interesting. —————————————————————————————————— What are the practical consequences of the neofeudal possition? That still needs to be worked out. In a series of future posts, I’d like to argue the following–all in the spirit of the historical Louis de Bonald: 1. Incorporation of the family. Conservatives have always opposed […]

University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

Article by Maxim Lott. ——————————————————————————————————– This week, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill to require the state’s public universities to give undocumented aliens — generally illegal — in-state tuition privileges. The bill, known as the Dream Act, is already the law in ten other states, including California, […]

Illegal immigrant demands to be flown home because Britons are 'rude and unfriendly'

From the Daily Mail. —————————————————————————————————- An illegal immigrant has demanded to be flown home after saying he was fed up with British people – because they are “rude and unfriendly”. Speaking today, Mokhtar Tabet, 30 – who has been given a home, food and free travel around London […]

Imperial Secrecy

Article by Stephen Walt. ——————————————————————————————————– Glenn Greenwald has a couple of must-read posts over at Salon, and I want to highlight the connection between them. The first post deals with the familiar issue of anti-Americanism, and Glenn makes the obvious but often-forgotten point that foreign animosity to the […]

Alan Bock, R.I.P.

Obituary by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————— Alan Bock, editorial writer and opinion page editor at the Orange County Register’s editorial page,  and a longtime columnist for — died today, shortly after entering a hospice. He was 67. Alan was the author of four books: Ecology Action Guide (1970), The […]

Stossel: Do Your Part for the Bankers

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————— On his Fox News show the past couple of months, John Stossel has been taking what I consider a rather odd position: people who walk away from underwater mortgages are “freeloaders.” Back in March, he interviewed John Maddux, CEO of, which helps […]

Youth for Western Civilization Conference Registration

Some of our more rightward leaning readers may be interested in this.And this group is worth supporting even if you’re a libertarian-leaning leftist or classical liberal. Universities are citadels of totalitarian humanism. —————————————————————————————————– This is an exclusive three-day event for the top youth activists from across the country […]

Alternatives to Obama

Article by James Leroy Wilson. ——————————————————————————————————- Depending on how one defines libertarianism, it could be proven that Paul and/or Johnson aren’t “real” libertarians. But “libertarian” can be broadly defined as favoring policies that promote: Individual liberty, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, personal privacy, and the rule […]

Equitable Commerce for the Worker

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————— On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Reuters reported that Tea Party groups “in states like Wisconsin, Indiana, New Hampshire and Ohio have pushed ‘right to work’ bills to take on the unions.” “Right to work” laws are making news this year on the heels […]

South Korea: Anarchist sentenced to 18 months for Conscientious Objection

Article by Gabriella Segata Antolini ——————————————————————————————————— A young anarchist from South Korea, Ahn Jihwan, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the conscientious objection on February 17th of this year in Seoul. Now shes imprisoned in Youngdenpo and should be released in August 2012. Jihwan received the […]

A Requiem for Anarchy

Article by Daniel Bourgeois. ——————————————————————————————————- Anarchy is a political philosophy that argues for a stateless society (no rulers). Though one finds its roots in ancient Greece, anarchy found credibility in the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (the moral centrality of individual freedom), and especially in the 1800s in the […]

In search of true federalism in Canada: Old Canada, New Canada, and "Canada Three"

Article by Mark Wegierski. —————————————————————————————————— Today, except for certain residues in political institutions, the British Canada has been all but annihilated. Nevertheless, it could be argued that Canada still remains in the penumbra of the WASPs, as many of them – whether in corporate or governmental structures — […]

Flushing Your Toilet Negates Your 4th Amendment Rights

So says the U.S. Supreme Court. ————————————————————————————————– In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cops do not need a search warrant to enter a home if, after banging on the door, they hear sounds that suggest evidence is being destroyed. Residents who “attempt to destroy […]

Manufacturing may be relic of America’s past

From Russia Today. —————————————————————————————————– At one time, a job in a factory, working along the assembly line, was what so many Americans strived for. In many ways, it was the portrait of the American Dream. Factories and manufacturing plants also, once formed the back bone of this country.In […]

Chaos Theory: Why did America blow up the Greater Middle East?

Article by Igor Shishkin. ——————————————————————————————————- Editor’s note: The following is a translation from the Russian of an article that originally appeared in the online magazine Regnum. I probably speak for most AltRight readers when I write that I find American foreign policy to be “chaotic” (in the common […]

The Amerikan Police State Strides Forward

Article by Paul Craig Roberts. —————————————————————————————————— The International Monetary Fund’s director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested last Sunday in New York City on the allegation of an immigrant hotel maid that he attempted to rape her in his hotel room. A New York judge has denied Strauss-Kahn bail on […]

Preview: Sovereign citizens

Heartland anarchists make it onto “60 Minutes.” Did anyone happen to check this out? ———————————————————————————————————- Anti-government U.S. extremists who don’t pay taxes and ignore requirements like Social Security cards and drivers licenses are on the rise. Called sovereign citizens, some have become violent and the FBI considers them […]

Texas becomes first state to ban 'intrusive' TSA security pat downs

From the Daily Mail. ————————————————————————————————— Texas has become the first state to ban intrusive airport security pat downs. The bill, passed late last night, aims to make touching travellers in an ‘inappropriate’ way during searches a criminal offence. The measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting pat-downs to […]

Michael Gerson’s Drug Delusions

Commentary by Jack Hunter. ——————————————————————————————————- Most people can’t imagine an America without a minimum wage. Without such wage regulation many believe poverty would run rampant, families would become homeless and children would be starving in the streets. Yet conservatives have rightly recognized that these are moralistic and emotional […]

Police Claim That Allowing People To Film Them In Public Creates 'Chilling Effects'

From Tech Dirt. —————————————————————————————————— There isn’t a ton of new information in this NPR piece on how police still can’t stand the fact that people record them with cameras and cameraphones, but it’s one of the first articles on the subject that has actually laid out an argument […]

Local Worker-Owned Restaurant Joins Historic Labor Union

From Infoshop. ———————————————————————————————————– May 9, 2010: Grand Rapids, MI – Bartertown Diner and Roc’s Cakes–a raw, vegan/vegetarian restaurant opening in a couple weeks in downtown Grand Rapids has decided to go “wobbly.” The seven member team which constitutes the worker-run establishment have all decided to join the old […]

Washington: Next Saturday, Northwest Regional Leonard Peltier March

From Infoshop. ————————————————————————————————— Leonard Peltier has been in prison since 1976 for the crime of defending his people. The government violated their own laws and the constitution in order to convict Leonard. Even the Tenth Circuit Court found that, “Much of the government’s behavior at the Pine Ridge […]

Call out for support for Denver police terror march arrestee facing 90 years in prison

From Infoshop. ——————————————————————————————————- On Friday May 6th, over one hundred people, mostly young, poor, and angry, took to the streets in defiance of the Denver Police Department. They participated in a march, called to confront “police terror” in the Denver Metro area. Specifically, they marched to remember the […]

Why the Right is Doomed

Article by Paul Gottfried. Gottfried’s analysis is similar to my own. I’ve predicted before that today’s left-liberals are tomorrow’s conservatives and today’s hard leftists are tomorrow’s liberals. This trend will likely continue until mid-century when economic, cultural and demographic transformation make it no longer viable. ——————————————————————————————————– Jim assumes […]

The Dirty Old Man and the IMF

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————– Saturday was a bad day for the New World Order. New York police boarded the first-class cabin of an Air France jet bound for Paris to collar Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, a Grand Master of the Universe and […]

Whatta Whiny Week! The Top Ten Crybabies of the Past Seven Days

Article by Jim Goad. ——————————————————————————————————— In the wonderful new world that’s being lovingly sculpted by the nice people who know what’s best for us, peace on Earth will apparently never come until everyone everywhere is either offended or apologizing all the time. This eternal cycle of grievance and […]

‘Unprovoked’ Attacks, From 1812 to 9/11

Article by Ivan Eland. ——————————————————————————————————— The killing of Osama bin Laden reminds us that there are only two disciplines in which uncaused events occur—quantum physics and the history of U.S. foreign policy. According to the version of history expounded by the American media and politicians, the passenger aircraft […]

A Libertarian Theory of War

A classic from Murray Rothbard. ——————————————————————————————————- The libertarian movement has been chided by William F. Buckley, Jr., for failing to use its “strategic intelligence” in facing the major problems of our time. We have, indeed, been too often prone to “pursue our busy little seminars on whether or […]

Osama bin Laden Transfigured

Article by Phil Geraldi. ——————————————————————————————————- The execution-style slaying of Osama bin Laden has been touted as a great success for United States intelligence operatives and also for the special operations soldiers, sailors, and airmen who executed the plan. But it also leaves one feeling a bit uneasy about […]

Creating the Bin Laden Reality

Article by Paul Craig Roberts. —————————————————————————————————— I have heard one dozen times today (May 13) from media that the US killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. I heard it three times from National Public Radio, twice from the BBC, and from every TV and radio station I encountered, […]

The French Bombshell – Stranger Than Fiction

Article by Eric Margolis. —————————————————————————————————– PARIS – This week, the big buzz for “le tout Paris” (all Paris) – at least until Sunday’s “le grand bombshell” – was that President Nicholas Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni were boycotting the Cannes Film Festival which just opened with the film, […]

The Mystery of Marine

Article by Richard Spencer. —————————————————————————————————– Last weekend, the New York Times Magazine (!!) featured a largely fair and sympathetic story on the new leader of France’s Front National, Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie, the long-time warrior of the nationalist Right. With Sarkozy floundering and the likely Socialist […]

A Book Critiquing PC from the Left

Is anyone familiar with this? It looks to be an interesting read. —————————————————————————————————– CONTENTS Introduction: Political Correctness as Antitransformational. PC, Opportunism, and Transformative Deficit on the Left. Affirmative Action: Hanging Separately While the Gentry Feast. Transformative Values: Synergy, Entropy, and Social Change. Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism: The Invisible […]

What Ethnocentrism Looks Like…

The former president of Latina sorority explains. Race traitor? That sounds like Brown Metzgerism. ——————————————————————————————————– The media is always on the hunt for ethnic chauvinism, racism, and cultural supremacism on a college campus, ready to pounce and run breathless exposes. Colleges and universities have speech codes, disciplinary bodies, […]

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn accused of attempting to rape NY hotel maid

From MSNBC. He was only doing to the maid what the IMF does to entire nations. —————————————————————————————————– The leader of the International Monetary Fund was pulled from an airplane and arrested Sunday in connection with the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid, New York police said. Dominique […]