TELOS In today’s episode of the Telos Press Podcast, David Pan talks with Jay Gupta, Mark G.E. Kelly, and Timothy W. Luke about the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Their discussion covers a range of topics, including the main causes of the riot, the cultic character […]
A visual representation of our 80-year history cycles, as laid out in the 1997 book, THE FOURTH TURNING. This book is MIND BLOWING! Explains why and how the Boomers, Gen-X, Millennial, and Gen-Z generations experience & shape the world according to the eras in which they grew up. […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Dearest motherfuckers, we need to have a serious talk about America. I’ve been tapdancing around this subject for years like a genderfuck Shirley Temple but I think we’ve come to the point where we can’t afford to mince […]
Saagar Enjeti warns about a new wave of celebrity involvement in politics.
Noam vs. a bunch of dweebs from Yale. Chomsky’s opening statement in this is quite good.
I’ve been using the Shia/Sunni analogy for around 15 years. It’s interesting that it is now making its way into mainstream discourse. What I find most regrettable is that most anarchists and libertarians, who should be standing apart from this stuff, seem to not only buy into but […]
These are my basic thoughts on what the future of the USA is likely to look like: Direct American military interventionism is likely to become less common, with the use of international institutions, client states, mercenaries, proxy armies, “dollar diplomacy,” soft power, cultural imperialism, economic sanctions, etc. as […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the question of the Decline of US Imperial power abroad.
The USA is now ranked #79 among 195 nations around the world. Sinking fast. Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2019 – Country rankings: The average for 2019 based on 195 countries was -0.05 points.The highest value was in Iceland: 1.66 points and the lowest value was […]
I suspect the breakup of the US will not be nearly as neat and tidy as that author hopes. This is not 1860. The divisions are not regional or even urban/rural. Instead, it’s going to be a matter of block by block, street by street, neighbor by neighbor, […]
The empire is crumbling. Peter Zeihan (Geopolitical Strategist & Founder of Zeihan on Geopolitics) discusses which who will Dominate the Geopolitical System in this Decade, with M K Anand (MD & CEO, Times Network) after his initial address with a comprehensive macro look at the geopolitical landscape of […]
Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future.
Bill Kristol’s buddy David French worries the system is collapsing. By Micah Meadowcroft, The American Conservative Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, by David French (St. Martin’s Press: 2021), 288 pages. David French should write TV shows. He’d be good at it. […]
By Sean Illing, Vox One of the greatest challenges facing democratic societies in the 21st century is the loss of faith in public institutions. The internet has been a marvelous invention in lots of ways, but it has also unleashed a tsunami of misinformation and destabilized political systems […]
Yes, it is. And the America of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan can’t die soon enough.
What has been the most interesting is the way that so many “progressives,” many of the same people who often talk endlessly about “fascism,” have often been the same ones who are the most eager to embrace all of this without question or hesitation. By Naomi Wolf, American […]
By Matt Purple, The American Conservative One year ago this week, my old boss here at TAC told us to start working from home. I remember riding the Metro train back to my apartment that evening—the last time I took public transportation, as it turns out—and naively looking […]
America: the greatest, richest, freest country in the world – or is it? David Cross, of Mr. Show, Arrested Development, and The Dark Divide, joins us to discuss why Americans, despite living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, have a much worse standard of […]
Author, Ross Douthat, discusses his book, The Decadent Society: America Before and After the Pandemic.
This is a fantastic piece written from a conservative Christian perspective that describes the present-day US political spectrum perfectly. Proto-Protestantism Most Conservatives will insist that the American political spectrum has shifted rapidly to the Left over the past fifty years and will make the case by appealing to […]
The White House has been forced into damage control after President Joe Biden seemingly forgot the name of his own Defense Secretary during an event to mark International Women’s Day. Speaking after unveiling two more nominees to fill his cabinet, the president failed to remember the name of […]
By Jamie Ducharme, Time Magazine U.S. suicide rates are at their highest since World War II, according to federal data—and the opioid crisis, widespread social media use and high rates of stress may be among the myriad contributing factors. In 2017, 14 out of every 100,000 Americans died […]
A reader writes: Re: the Taibbi article you shared today on the Myanmar coup and censorship going on there — one thing I’ve noticed over the past few years are more and more Americans entertaining the idea of a military coup here in the US, to “save the […]
All of us have been born and raised in an era in which the United States of America was the most powerful country in the world and it was in a position to determine many things on the global stage. The USA has been the one and only […]
Just wait until the SHTF. America’s power grid is not ready.
California’s model of combining Western European social norms with Latin American class structures is what the future of the USA will look like, and we’ve already moved a good ways in that direction, particularly since the pandemic began. As Oracle, Palantir and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise move their headquarters out […]
By Jon Kofas After four years of the Trump presidency, there are questions about the US, not necessarily as a ‘model’ or ‘the greatest’ democracy, but about the deeper structural problems at the root of the political turmoil behind “Trumpism” whose legacy will remain, just as Goldwater’slegacy sparked […]
By Ally Marie McLean When it comes to efficiently allocating resources, the United States federal government usually gets in the way. In his article “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” F.A. Hayek argued that the smaller and less centralized organizations are, the more efficient their economic activity will […]
By James Bovard, Ron Paul Institute Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was “widespread fraud” in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn criticisms of the election into a “Big Lie” heresy against democracy. Senior congressional […]
By Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics Political commentator and YouTube host Jimmy Dore appeared on Tucker Carlson on Wednesday and said the nation’s leaders want to keep people divided and the country in chaos with incompetent COVID handling to prevent Americans from noticing that the United States is […]
By Sammy Edwards, Shepherd Gazette Opposition to American secession movements often hinges on the idea that foreign policy concerns trump any notions that the United States ought to be broken up into smaller pieces. It almost goes without saying that those who subscribe to neoconservative ideology or other […]
Kristolite stooge David French is getting worried that the Empire is cracking up. By Thomas Koenig, MerionWest.Com On February 15th, Thomas Koenig was joined by David French to discuss his latest book, Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, which was released in […]
My personal view is that the attack on the Capitol was well-deserved and long overdue, even if it was carried out by morons for a dubious cause. By Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic Here they were, a coalition of the willing: deadbeat dads, YouPorn enthusiasts, slow students, and MMA […]
They’re just now figuring this out? Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to a new Monmouth University poll showing Americans’ growing distrust in the way the government is run.
By Keith Preston Between the time that Donald Trump entered the Republican primaries in 2015 to the moment of the January 6, 2021 supposed “coup attempt,” the specter of “fascism” has been raised by critics of Trumpism. Analogies to the failed Weimar liberal-capitalist regime of the pre-Nazi era […]
It seems that right now things could be considered better for the “libertarian-left” than at any point in the past, at least in US history. By “libertarian-left,” I mean that umbrella of philosophies with a generally anti-authoritarian ethos but which also do not deify corporate tycoons as Nietzschean […]
By Douglas A. Irwing, Peterson Institute for International Economics World economic integration has been in decline since the 2008–10 financial crisis, ushering in an era of “slowbalization” or even deglobalization. Tracing global trade openness—the ratio of world exports to world GDP—reveals five distinct eras of globalization since 1870. […]
We have to be wary of mainstream claims of “American retreat,” which is often just a propagandistic tactic of the “indispensable nation” type. But it does look like the tides have very slowly started to turn away from unipolarity and globalization, a process that has been accelerated by […]
The USA is rapidly becoming a society that has the social norms of the Western European ruling classes but the class structures of Latin America. This situation will likely lead to more civil unrest in the future, along with populist movements with demagogues of their own, left and […]
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
Author, Thom Hartmann, discusses his new book, The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class.
Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
Babylon Bee SWEDEN—According to sources in the media, President Biden had an incredible first day in office. After signing executive orders to end racism, global warming, and Republican domestic terrorism, the Norwegian Nobel Committee agreed that this was possibly the best first day in office of any president […]
Mencius Moldbug argues the US is a “clerical oligarchy.” I agree half-way. My position is more like Joel Kotkin’s view of the US as a plutocratic-clerical oligarchy. By Mencius Moldbug Americans are used to a constitution which is a Constitution: half a holy document in a holy glass […]
At no point in the last 50 years has there been as much political conflict in the US as there is today. And while the conflicts of the 1960s/1970s may have been just as intense, or more intense in some instances, the situation then was qualitatively different because […]
This author predicts three potential outcomes: secession, complete Blue Tribe victory, or Red Tribe reaction. By Michael Vlahos, A New Civil War That compressed tension between continuity and change is the mainspring of History. Societies characteristically work to balance continuity with change. This is the heart of the […]
About nine minutes in, Bret and Heather discuss David Graeber, although they predictably have an ambiguous view of Graeber’s work.
Eric Weinstein explains the kayfabe nature of US politics using pro-wrestling analogies.