Kevin Carson tells why. This reminds me of a conversation I had a while back with a left-liberal, Dissent-magazine type who argued that liberals should be for the draft on the grounds that the draft would result in fewer wars because people wouldn’t support war if their kids […]
Chris George discusses one of liberalism’s greatest hypocrisies. One thing that libertarians, anarchists, radical anti-statists, left-wing civil libertarians, and anti-authoritarians who wish to repeal prohibition laws should always remember is that this automatically puts us in conflict with the proponents of therapeutic-feminist-liberalism. The primary enemies on these issues […]
America: The first post-industrial Third World country.
I recently discussed this issue in an interview with Richard Spencer. Listen here.
This appears to be a rather useful resource.
From Kevin Carson. Read the entire article. If you think the anti-government paranoids of right and left are “extremists,” it’s a safe bet you don’t know much of anything at all about the actual historical record of federal law enforcement, the content of legislation like the 1996 Counter-Terrorism […]
by Dr. Sean Gabb One of the many annoyances of living in a country like England—and I believe this also applies to America—is that lack of effective opposition within the mainstream media to outrageous acts of the authorities. I do not mean by this that when the police […]
My interview with Richard Spencer for AltRight Radio. Listen to the podcast.
From The Economic Collapse. Does anyone really want to hear that America is in decline? For decades, most of us have been raised to believe that the United States is “number one” and that anyone who doubts that fact is a “gloom and doomer” that should just pack […]
From Tyler Durden. (hat tip to James O’Meara) As if we needed more warnings that the US is rapidly losing its position as the world’s superpower and wealth aggregator, is the following chart from Credit Suisse, which ranks the top 10 countries in the world in terms of […]
This is a great bit of commentary from ATS contributor MRDA. This is a particularly good comment: “I wonder: does Morrissey’s little outburst offer a snapshot of what could happen if the Left acknowledge that their favoured folk aren’t always as innocent, victimized and enlightened as they portray […]
Lloyd Lacy is interviewed by Andrew Yeoman. Read the interview on BANA’s blog.
by Michael Parish I’ve blogged on here before about the psychological inadequacies plaguing the modern Left, but I’ve never systematically analyzed them and presented a full conclusion. So, to cop a line from Lenny Bruce, I, as a “surgeon with a scalpal for false values” will dedicate this […]
by Kevin Carson The U.S. government’s attempt to expand the surveillance state — in this case to make it easier to wiretap the Internet — is pretty much a dog-bites-man story. A fairly typical response is: “I’m not worried. After all, I’m not doing anything wrong.” Sure. Because […]
Good suggestions from Anna Morgenstern: Even within the context of welfare-state capitalism, if people were serious about reform, they could do it quite easily. But the most logical reforms are not on the table, because of ideological bullshit. The truth is, social-democrat types love the super rich and […]
Excellent post from Sheldon Richman. The U.S. media does need formal censorship in order to silence dissident opinion. Because it is part of the wider ruling class apparatus, the media practices self-censorship. See the evidence: Who Owns the Media? The Six Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We […]
A set of podcasts advocating a left/right populist alliance from a progressive perspective.
Gary Chartier’s submission to the Libertarian Alliance’s current essay contest.
An Immoral System Can Only Be Sustained by Immorality by Kevin Carson [Keith: As a Hobbesian, Nietzschean, and Stirnerite, I reject the paradigm that posits a morality/immorality dichotomy, but that’s just nit-picking. This is good stuff.] Should We Care About Inequality? by Jason Sorens, founder of the Free […]
Obama Can’t Stand Up to His General-And That’s Dangerous by Andrew Bacevich Afghanistan Nine Years On by Chris Sands The New Antiwar Populism by Justin Raimondo The U.S. Edges Closer to Invading Pakistan by Eric Margolis The Real Costs of the Wars by Bob Adelmann First Guantanamo Habeas […]
Article by Anna Baltzer The gravest threat of all faced by Colombia’s indigenous population is cultural destruction and extinction. Of Colombia’s 102 indigenous tribes, 32 percent are in danger of disappearance. Eighteen tribes have fewer than two hundred persons remaining. One of the most important forms of resistance […]
Read the report from the BBC. (hat tip to Brady Campbell) I’m not a fan of Wilders. His politics are basically the same as those of the neocons, e.g. Zionism, Islamophobia, and neoliberal economics. Nor do I agree with ideas like banning the Koran, minarets, headscarves, or burquas […]
State court throws out religion as defense in case involving husband’s non-consensual sex with wife. (hat tip to David Heleniak)
The full text of this work is available online. As for as I know, Santillan’s book is the most comprehensive explanation of how an anarcho-syndicalist economy is supposed to work. Here’s Santillan’s biographical entry from Wikipedia.
Interesting discussion of Marxism by Gary North from a Mises Institute seminar from 1988. I don’t agree with North’s religious determinism any more than I agree with Marx’s and John Stuart Mill’s economic determinism, but North’s critique of Marxism (and Marxists) is rather penetrating. This comparison of Marxist […]
Amy Goodman’s discussion of the recent attacks by the feds on antiwar activists.
New piece from Kevin Carson. See also: Market Anarchism vs Market Statism by Anna Morgenstern Here’s an interesting critique of left-libertarianism from, well, a left-libertarian (more or less): Why I Am Not a Left-Libertarian by Bryan Caplan
The final installment of my series on Schmitt.
The Death of the Office Joke SOME OF THE EQUALITY ACT PROVISIONS… Vegans, teetotallers and atheists given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups Churches forced to hire homosexuals and transsexuals against the tenets of their faith when employing staff under planned Labour equality laws Gipsies and […]
Great stuff from my old editor at Anti-State.Com Jeremy Sapienza. It’s too bad Jeremy’s gleefully malicious but hilarious “Grim Milestone in Iraq-159,000 Troops Remain Alive” and “Why I Hate the Troops” articles aren’t available anymore.
Good stuff from Jack Hunter. Also, a very astute analysis of the irreversible decline of the American empire from Dilip Hiro. Those familiar with stock exchanges know that the share price of a dwindling company does not go over a cliff in a free fall. It declines, attracts new […]
Read his obituary at The American Conservative. And read how a conservative Catholic writer for National Review became an anarchist.
I recently had a conversation with a professional sociologist, a liberal who actually believes in federal bureaucracy as an ideal, and who claimed that the best way of measuring the size of government is to consider the total number of government employees and their ratio to the size […]
Jason McQuinn’s piece on Stirner from Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed.
Watch it on Youtube. The Spirit of ’36 lives on.
New extended essay by Kevin Carson.
Landmark Canadian court ruling. Bedford and prostitutes Valerie Scott and Amy Lebovitch took on the legal might of the federal and provincial governments, their battle waged on a shoestring legal aid budget and the volunteer services of expert witnesses and lawyers. Scott said the decision means sex workers […]
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Obama argues his assassination program is a state secret. Glenn Greenwald discusses it. Says Glenn: At this point, I didn’t believe it was possible, but the Obama administration has just reached an all-new low in its abysmal civil liberties record. In response to the lawsuit filed by Anwar […]
Bill Bishop discusses his book “The Big Sort” where he talks about the political splintering of the U.S. into liberal and conservative local communities.
A study showing where the rural poor are located, including a breakdown along ethnic lines. Unfortunately, the authors offer no solutions other than more welfare statism. One thing I would love to see anarchists and libertarians do is wage a campaign to expose and attack laws and regulations […]
Some comments from a reader named “Jared”: Totalitarian humanism is something that I agree is a serious threat and where I live in Canada, it has advanced into law where people can be incarcerated for expressing opinions that are deemed hateful. [Keith: At present, the First Amendment and […]
There are some great quotes in this.
To what degree are Americans integrated or segregated? Cartographer Eric Fischer figures it out.
Kevin Carson says yes. There’s some pretty good discussion going on with this, including comments from Carson, Gary Chartier, and myself.
Homicide Rates in the United States 1900-1990
Chris George recently offered these comments in response to my “Liberty and Populism: Building an Effective Resistance Movement for North America” essay. Chris raises some really good issues here. I’d like to know what others here might have to say on some of these questions. On the whole, […]
Lew Rockwell interviews filmmaker Brent Leung. Listen to the podcast.
Interesting article from Scott Ritter. It is in this topsy-turvy world created by political hype and media spin that a president can, with a straight face, announce the withdrawal of American “combat troops” from Iraq, while leaving behind six combat brigades (renamed, but not reorganized) comprising some 50,000 […]
Press coverage from regional media. Read the article here. And other article here. Why Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Are Afraid to Debate Dennis Steele by Thomas Naylor (Thanks, Jim!)