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Keith Preston

Yemen as Arabian Vietnam

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It wasn’t supposed to end this way. The last soldiers and agents of the world’s biggest and deadliest empire, fleeing Saigon with their thorned tails between their legs as a rag-tag army of half-starved guerrillas inched closer by […]

Any War on Terror is Bullshit

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley The saying goes that the greatest trick the devil ever played was fooling the world that he doesn’t exist. I’ve long said that the greatest trick the state ever played was fooling the world that only its existence […]

Trump admin sees China as primary enemy

Press TV. Listen here. The administration of US President Donald trump views China as the “primary enemy” amid a growing divide between political and business leaders in the United States over how Washington should treat China’s growing military and economic threat, an American political analyst says. Keith Preston, […]

Why I’m a Proud Anti-American

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Anti-American, that’s the popular slur for any critic of American foreign policy, especially in an election year. If you happen to have enough of a conscience to give a shit about who this country happens to be bombing […]

William Godwin: The First Modern Anarchist

By Keith Preston Few thinkers personified the intellectual culture of the Enlightenment to a greater degree than the English political philosopher and novelist, William Godwin. In 1793, Godwin published his most influential work, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness, which at the […]

The Intellectual Legacy of Carl Schmitt

                                                by Keith Preston Part One: p. 1 Early Life and Intellectual Development The Turmoil of Weimar and the State of the Exception Part Two: p. 6 The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy and The Concept of the Political Part Three: p. 11 The Destruction of the Weimar Republic […]

I Was a Red Flag Kid

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Middle school sucks for everybody. But its harder for some people than others. After nearly a decade at a small, conservative, K-8 Catholic school, I was beginning to chafe beneath the cross of my mental illness. I had […]

Who’s Afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Elections are different for anarchists. We’ve already made our peace with the basic fact that representative democracy is a sham even when it’s not rigged by moneyed oligarchs. So when we do actually take part in the process, […]

The Condition of the World Economy

A very good discussion of the world economy by two Marxist-Leninists. I agree with virtually everything they say except for, of course, their interpretation of the role of Communism in the industrial development of the Eastern world. The Communist revolutions that took place in the East and the […]