A fan created a montage of audio clips from Kick the Puppy Season One showing how we are moving towards a third world model class system.
A discussion with Ian Mayes, Nexus X Humectress, and Keith Preston about how social justice activism has led anarchist movements astray and lots of other stuff. Topics include: Anarcho-pacifism Intentional communities Beyond Social Justice: how historical opposition to valid injustices has now evolved into something absurd. How totalitarian […]
Attack the System Roundtable on Religion and the State: Can Pagans, Christians, and Atheists Get Along? August 3, 2014 ATS contributors discuss their spiritual and theological perspectives, and the relationship of these to history, ethics, and politics. Features conservative Christians Brock Bellerive and Todd Lewis, pagan Rodney Huber, […]
Attack the System The State of the Resistance: Five Years Into the Age of Obama April 7, 2014 Keith Preston critiques the growing libertarian movement within the context of current political trends in the United States. Topics include: Topics include: How libertarianism has grown in popularity since 2007. […]
Attack the System Anarchism and Spirituality: An Interview with Jay Cypher February 22, 2014 Keith Preston interviews Jay Cypher, anarchist anthropologist and scholar of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and social movements. Topics include: Topics include: Her recent lecture “Anarchy and Spiritual Practice.” Libertarian tendencies within various religious […]
Attack the System Women Against the State February 1, 2014 A panel discussion with M.K. Lords, Becky Belding, Trista Rundatz, and Keith Preston about gender issues in the libertarian milieu, and wider issues facing the libertarian and anarchist movements. Topics include: Topics include: Why anti-state movements attract more […]
Attack the System Bitcoin Against the System: An Interview with M.K. Lords January 29, 2014 Keith Preston interviews Bitcoin and counter-economics activist M. K. Lords. Topics include: How Bitcoins can be used to bypass the warfare state and assist with social justice issues such as homelessness. The Ron […]
Attack the System Beyond Partisanship: The Fundamentals of Pan-Secessionist Activism January 5, 2014 Keith Preston gives a comprehensive overview of the ARV-ATS strategic outlook and clarifies certain misconceptions. Topics include: Why the philosophy of self-determination transcends ordinary partisan boundaries. The need to distinguish the meta-political and meta-strategic concepts […]
Attack the System Who Are the Power Elite? December 29, 2013 Keith Preston dissects the American ruling class. Topics include: The difference between power elite analysis and conspiracy theories. Power elite analysis versus theories of democratic pluralism. Classical elite theory as developed during the interwar period of the […]
Attack the System: The Intersection of Drug Prohibition, Totalitarian Humanism, and the Police State
Attack the System The Intersection of Drug Prohibition, Totalitarian Humanism, and the Police State December 8, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the power elite’s system of ideological and legal control. Topics include: How international drug prohibition is largely an American creation. How the war on drugs was instigated to […]
Attack the System An Interview with Todd Lewis November 24, 2013 Keith Preston interviews Christian philosopher Todd Lewis. Topics include: Anti-state traditions within historic Christianity. The essence of the Christian faith and the nature of an organic Christian community. The Christian pacifist tradition of thinkers such as Leo […]
Keith Preston discusses his new book.
Keith Preston continues his discussion of the decline of American progressives as an effective opposition force, and outlines an agenda for a new radicalism.
Attack the System Moving to the Left of the Left of the Left: The Case for Pan-Anarchism October 20, 2013 Keith Preston continues his discussion of the likely political future of the United States. Topics include: Peter Beinart’s recent article, “The Rise of New New Left,” and how […]
Attack the System The Next 30 Years of American Politics October 13, 2013 Keith Preston discusses how American political culture will likely develop over the next few decades. Topics include: Why the American Empire will continue to implode due to loss of legitimacy and fiscal constraints. Why American […]
Attack the System Libertarian Populism vs Totalitarian Humanism: The Battle for the 21st Century October 7, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the dynamics of political conflict as it will unfold over the coming century. Topics include:
Attack the System The World According to ARV-ATS September 29, 2013 Keith Preston discusses contemporary events from the perspective of the ARV-ATS philosophy and strategy. Topics include: How Putin’s upstaging of Obama over Syria indicates the American state’s loss of legitimacy. The possibility of a bloc of “rogue […]
Attack the System Grand Alliance Theory and Fourth Generation Warfare, Part Two: In Defense of Revolutionary Struggle September 22, 2013 Keith Preston continues the discussion of revolutionary action within the context of contemporary political and military circumstances. Topics include: The unfortunate tendency of many contemporary radicals towards lifestyle […]
Biographical Podcast The Life and Times of Jerry Rubin September 21, 2013 Keith Preston examines the career of a 1960s radical leader and how it symbolizes the history of American society over the past 50 years. Topics include: Rubin’s role as an early anti-Vietnam War protest organizer, founder […]
Attack the System Grand Alliance Theory and Fourth Generation Warfare September 15, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the definitive elements of the revolutionary struggle. Topics include: Common criticisms directed at ARV-ATS including accusations of reformism, crypto-statism, egalitarian populism, and reactionary nationalism. The need to strike a healthy balance between […]
Attack the System Sometimes It Sucks to Be Right September 8, 2013 Keith Preston revisits some of the core ATS documents in light of contemporary events. Topics include: How the neoconservatives have been eclipsed by the liberal internationalists as predicted in the 2003 essay “Philosophical Anarchism and the […]
News of the Week Update September 2, 2013 Keith Preston discusses American saber rattling against Syria. Topics include: The role of the Power Elite in building the American Empire. The amazing continuity of U.S. foreign policy regardless of which party is in power. The convergence of interests that […]
ATS editors Keith Preston and Vince Rinehart discuss Cascadia and bioregionalism with guest Casey Corcoran.
-Defining Cascadia as a place rather than a political entity.
-The ideas and history of bioregionalism as a movement.
-The commonalities shared by colonized peoples.
-The relationship between ecological crises and colonialism.
-The need for food sovereignty.
-How technological and ecological values can co-exist.
-Why radical localism is the path to resistance.
-The film “Occupied Cascadia.”
Weekly Podcast and News Update Totalitarian Humanism and the Paradox of the Sexual Minority Rights Movement August 25, 2013 Keith Preston revisits his controversial 2009 article “Is Extremism in the Defense of Sodomy No Vice?” in light of recent news events. Topics include: The lengthy history of the […]
News of the Week Update August 18, 2013 ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston. Topics include: The harassment of Glenn Greenwald’s partner in London. The emerging left/right unity in opposition to the surveillance state. The work of writers like John Whitehead and William Norman Grigg […]
Attack the System Where the Right Goes Wrong August 18, 2013 Keith Preston replies to conservative critic Todd Lewis’ critique of his work. Topics include: The actual origins and meaning of historic conservatism and why the contemporary American “conservative movement” is in fact a leftist movement. The roots […]
Keith Preston discusses the founding document of ARV-ATS and its continuing relevance to the struggle against the System.
News of the Week The Manning Trial, Support Spots, the Paul Drug, and Libertarian Populism August 3, 2013 Weekly News Update Topics include: The trial and conviction of Bradley Manning and the necessity of a “Free Bradley” movement. The granting of asylum to Edward Snowden by Russia and […]
Attack the System The Necessity of Defending the Undefendable August 4, 2013 Keith Preston says too many anarchists and libertarians are falling down on the job. Topics include: A discussion of Walter Block’s classic work “Defending the Undefendable” and Sean Gabb’s new book on the decline of free […]
News of the Week Weekly News Update July 23, 2013 July 28, 2013 Keith Preston reviews recent articles that indicate ARV-ATS ideas are now moving into the mainstream. Topics include: Chris Hedges’ admission that the liberal class is a failure and has abandoned the poor in favor of […]
Attack the System The Growth of Black Anarchism July 28, 2013 ATS senior editors Miles Joyner and Keith Preston discuss anarchist influences on radical tendencies in black communities. Topics include: The reaction of the black community to the Zimmerman verdict. The obscuring of the Bradley Manning trial by […]
Attack the System “First They Came for the Fascists…”: Reflections on White Nationalism July 21, 2013 Keith Preston strives for an objective analysis of the most taboo political philosophy. Topics include: The need to defend freedom of opinion and association for everyone. The lack of objective scholarly analysis […]
News of the Week Zimmerman Acquittal, Kokesh, and the Coerced Sterilization of Female Inmates July 14, 2013 ATS Weekly News Update July 14, 2013 Topics include: The acquittal of George Zimmerman and the reasons for the media’s showering of attention on what was essentially a routine murder trial. […]
ATS Roundtable Gangs and the Lumpenproletarian Class Base of Anti-System Struggle July 14, 2013 ATS senior editors Miles Joyner, Vince Rinehart, and Keith Preston discuss the political potential of organized outlaws. Topics include: The misperception of gangs as a distinctively lower class social phenomenon. The enormous size of […]
Attack the System ATS and the Question of Identity July 8, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the theories of Daniel Byman of the RAND Corporation on the development of insurgent movements. Topics include: The identity of ARV/ATS as a challenge to the stagnant political ideas of the anarchist establishment […]
News of the Week Update July 8, 2013 July 8, 2013 ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston. Topics include: The overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi and why the introduction of Western liberal democracy in Middle Eastern nations ironically tends to fuel the creation of […]
Attack the System A Culture War Showdown at the Supreme Court June 30, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the background and implications of the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. Topics include: Topics include:
Keith Preston discusses the work of the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick.
-Nozick’s “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” as a landmark work in political philosophy and its influence in academia.
-How both the Left and Right often read Nozick selectively and vulgarize his thinking.
-The relevance of Nozick’s concept of the “ultra-minimal state” to fourth generation warfare theory.
-Nozick’s concept of a meta-utopia of self-determined communities and how this presents a model for the evolution of anti-state radicalism beyond both leftist anarcho-social democracy and vulgar libertarian plutocratic apologies.
News of the Week ROUNDTABLE: Gangs, Protesters, Facebook Groups, Whistleblowers, and more June 23, 2013 A roundtable discussion of current events with ATS senior editors Keith Preston, Vincent Rinehart, and Michael Parish.
Keith Preston explains how concerns about the surveillance state are creating opportunities for new political realignments.
Keith discusses the process of revolutionary build up that must occur in the decades ahead for the System to be effectively challenged by mid-century..
ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston.
-The participants in the current Bilderberg gathering.
-The shooting in Santa Monica.
-The parole hearing of former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.
-The death of a young Antifa in France.
-Obama’s culpability in the growth of the surveillance state.
-A discussion of Jeffrey St. Clair’s article on the decline of the American Left.
-Scott Locklin’s article on why Americans are too fat and lazy for a revolution.
-The need for an American Hezbollah.
Keith calls for a revolutionary reorganization of law along libertarian lines. Topics include:
-The non-aggression principle as the basis for libertarian law
-Conflicting interpretations of the NAP among anti-state radicals.
-How legal institutions in a stateless society might be organized.
-Much needed reforms within the realm of criminal law.
Tom Woods answers with the obvious. For some reason, the finger-waggers at Salon think they’ve got us stumped with this one: “If your approach is so great, why hasn’t any country in the world ever tried it?” So this is the unanswerable question? What’s supposed to be so […]
Libertarian Alliance I do not admire Keith Preston or his friend Kevin Carson. They seem to think in utterly unrealistic Romantic terms, such as class. Maybe the main one that I will criticism below is what seemed to be the most used term in the 80 minute talk […]
Keith Preston criticizes the mainstream narratives that promote the myth of big government and big business being antagonists of one another.
The false narratives maintained by liberals and conservatives alike regarding the relationship between State and Capital.
The rise in recent years of popular movements rooted in economic discontent.
Keith Preston continues his discussion of how to bring revolutionary anarchist ideas into the mainstream.
How the prevalence of cultural leftist fanaticism within the anarchist milieu is undermining the growth of the movement and outreach efforts.
Why the state is a unique institution of oppression and why efforts to equate statism with other forms of authoritarianism are misguided.
Keith Preston reflects on recent violent conflicts within the anarchist milieu and discusses more constructive approaches.
How the variety of hyphenated forms of anarchism will continue to grow as anarchism becomes a more prevalent political ideology.
How the many hyphens within anarchism need not be a source of division but of strength and potential outreach to an ever greater number of constituencies.
The need for leaders and activists to emerge in different anti-state movements who recognize the need for a united revolutionary front against common enemies.
Keith Preston offers a critical evaluation of the movement that shaped the cultural life of contemporary Western societies.
The intellectual and political origins of the New Left as a “fourth way” movement beyond capitalism, fascism, and communism.
The convergence of social forces during the 1960s that made the growth of the New Left possible.
The success of the New Left at carrying out a comprehensive cultural revolution in Western civilization.
The failure of the New Left at opposing American imperialism, challenging the hegemony of plutocratic capitalism, and preventing the subsequent growth of police state repression.
Keith Preston interviews returning guest Ryan Faulk.
Ryan’s latest project, the All Nations Party, a proposed political meta-party devoted to pan-secessionism.
How such a party might be composed of sub-parties devoted to specific regional, ideological, or identitarian interests and how these might break down into constituent sub-interests of their own.
How cultural conflict prevents the growth of effective opposition to the political class.