Caity and Dan welcome Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project to the show or a very fun and interesting conversation about history in academia, public school and movie. We begin by talking about historical research and the great man theory and the problems with it, we also […]
Caity and Dan welcome Keith Preston back to the show for a very interesting conversation about anarchist activist and writer Emma Goldman. We begin by chatting about Emma’s life and ideas and why they are still relevant today, the Haymarket affair, Alexander Berkman, if anarchists are born and not […]
Totalitarian humanist student activism means brownshirting those with whom you disagree. By Robby Soave Reason Another day, another group of insolent students demanding that their university censor a prominent speaker and deprive the rest of campus of the opportunity to learn from him. George Will is slated to […]
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown Reason “Free speech all the time. Not just when admin says when, where, what about,” read one side of the neon-yellow sign fielded by Ali Cohen, an education major at Coastal Carolina University, during a recent campus rally. On the sign’s flip side: “#BlackLivesMatter. […]
The state of higher education at America’s most prestigious university. Russia Today Harvard University is renowned the world over for the Ivy League education its students are offered, and the curriculum there this week indeed contains a class or two you’d be hard press to find elsewhere. As […]
This is the most interesting development I’ve seen in mainstream U.S. politics since the Ron Paul phenomenon. Hopefully, it will have a similar effect. The Ron Paul campaign not only spearheaded massive growth in the mainstream libertarian movement, but served as a “gateway drug” that led many of […]
He sure sounds like it. Hedges is an example of what a serious Left would look like, although he’s still obviously not as radical as ARV-ATS.
By Jonah Goldberg Real Clear Politics Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we’re going to be shuttering the political science, religion, and pre-law departments too. We’ll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their résumés handy. […]
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 […]
Russia Today Reuters/Larry Downing Despite the explicit protections of the First Amendment, a majority of US institutions of higher learning enforce rules that severely restrict free speech on campus, according to a new study. According to a report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), 59 […]
Raw Story A former Texas high school student has come forward with accusations that school officials suspended her for “public lewdness” after she reported that she had been raped in a band room. In her first extensive interview, Rachel Bradshaw-Bean told NBC News that a boy had asked […]
Russia Today Censorship in American schools and libraries is on the rise as more institutions attempt to ban books tackling racial and sexual issues, as well as those written by minorities, according to the anti-censorship group Kids’ Right to Read Project. In a report by the Guardian, the […]
Detroit Free Press The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students. The $41.3-billion profit for the 2013 fiscal year is down $3.6 billion from the previous […]
Telegraph Costumes that portray particular cultural identities as overly sexualised such as cowboys and Indians are to be avoided Photo: Alamy By Lucy Kinder University students in America have been told not to wear “offensive” halloween costumes including cowboys, indians and anything involving a sombrero.
Indian Country Today Media Network An Escambia Academy High School student who wore an eagle feather on her graduation cap was denied her diploma after graduating May 23. According to a contract issued by the school in Atmore, Alabama, 17-year-old Chelsey Ramer, of the Poarch Creek Band of […]
CBS Boston Cody Tubman had a dream prom night, the perfect dress and then the crown to go with it. Cody was voted prom queen of Middleboro High School. “I was all smiles,” Cody says laughing. “We were standing there and they announced I was prom queen. So […]
Jason Richwine Jason Richwine I don’t apologize for any of my writing, but I deeply regret that it was used to hurt my friends and colleagues at Heritage. Seeing them struggle on account of me was the most painful aspect of the whole ordeal. I remember a particularly […]
By Timothy Dionisopoulos The journey into the Twilight Zone continues. A student’s bid to become associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University was derailed last Wednesday over accusations that his status as a white heterosexual male would make it impossible for him to perform the […]
The Washington Times Duke University is hiking student fees in order to cover the cost of sex-change surgery in its insurance plan. “The addition of sexual reassignment surgery with a $50,000 cap makes Duke’s student health care plan one of the most, if not the most, transgender-inclusive plans […]
The Local A Stockholm high school is set to open a third changing room for transsexual pupils and those who don’t want to define themselves as being male or female, a move believed to be the first of its kind in the country. ‘Idiot politicans can’t tell me […]
The Blaze (WOWK-TV) Disciplined 8th-grader Jared Marcum returned to class on Monday after being suspended from school and arrested for refusing to change his NRA t-shirt at the request of one of his teachers. The shirt apparently pictured a firearm and the words “protect your rights.”
Standupforthetruth.Com Imagine 13 and 14-year-old girls being instructed to ask one another for a lesbian kiss in a class exercise. The girls had no choice. The parents were NOT informed. But hey, if it falls under “anti-bullying,” than who are you to question it, right? Heather Clark over […]
Washington Examiner With colleges producing more graduates, and youth unemployment at a sky-high 11.5 percent, even landing a job selling Big Macs is getting competitive. Consider: A job opening at a Massachusetts McDonald’s restaurant for a full-time cashier requires one to two years experience and a bachelor’s degree. […]
by Rachel Haywire
The Cathedral is the new matrix. Anyone familiar with Mencius Moldbug is familiar with this fact. We are trapped, ideologically, by the academic institutions that tell us how to think. We are pressured, socially, to associate ourselves with meaningless causes that give us status points. Holding the most socially progressive viewpoint in the room is a valuable commodity here in the
By John Whitehead “Unfortunately, children do not organize, have no access to the media, and do not vote. They are relatively powerless to improve their own condition. Children need adults who will advocate for them.” ~ Professor David Elkind, Tufts University Just as the 9/11 terrorist attacks created […]
by Dr. Shepherd Bliss
The new Center for Ethics, Law, and Society at Sonoma State University in Northern California has caused quite a stir among our academic community during the first week of classes, as well as from those outside SSU.
A talk given by Rayn Adam Murray on August 20th, IVxx (2012e.v.) Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Codex Sarepticus on the life and death of a modern-day Prometheus. _______________ Several days ago, Lawrence Lessig, a friend and legal adviser for Aaron Swartz released this statement regarding Aaron’s death (source): (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every […]
From Takimag. ____________ by Kathy Shaidle I blame the Burning Schoolhouse. Canadians are perversely proud that our most popular backyard firework is unavailable in the United States. More like a science-fair volcano than a proper pyrotechnic, the homely Burning Schoolhouse merely spews a two-foot flame that lasts half […]
By John Derbyshire Gottfried, Paul. War and Democracy: Selected Essays 1975-2012. London; Arktos Media, Ltd., 2012. The last time I saw Paul Gottfried was at the Mencken Club bash last November. At one point between lectures I passed him in a hallway having an animated conversation in French […]
By John Whitehead The battle playing out in San Antonio, Texas, over one student’s refusal to comply with a public school campaign to microchip students has nothing to do with security concerns and even less to do with academic priorities. What is driving this particular program, which requires […]
Corrections Corporation of America used in drug sweeps of public school students in Arizona. Alternet.org November 28, 2012 | In Arizona an unsettling trend appears to be underway: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations.
Massachusetts man builds AK-47 from a shovel proving that gun control will not stop the revolution. On this Thanksgiving Day, let me say this: God Bless America the only country on this shitty planet where you still have the freedom to build AKs in defense of Motherland! The […]
by The Radical Reconstructor
In my last article I outlined some of the ways that statist ideology represents an obstacle to the agorist project- specifically in the realm of education. I argued that cultural obstacles obstruct heterodox action just as fully as the threat of state violence. Imprisonment, isolation from loved ones, solitary confinement, torture, gang rape, contraction of disease, etc.
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Goad’s latest from TakiMag… _____________ There is no longer a need for satire these days because the world ridicules itself. Modern American culture is a self-parody set on autopilot. The latest round of nuttiness involves public education and peanut butter. The humble peanut, you see, has become politicized. […]
CNBC At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting debt by wearing T-shirts with the amount they owed scribbled across the front — $90,000, $75,000, $20,000. Jupiterimages | Getty Images On the sidelines was a business consultant for the debt […]
From Promethea.org. _________ Among those who think they comprise “the free world,” many speak well of keeping an open mind. In these lands many have spoken up over the centuries for a free exchange of ideas, and free speech. Modern, “Western” societies are defined in part by the […]
‘…for a growing number of local students, their classroom is their living room and their teacher is their mom or dad, as the number of parents choosing to home school — or even “unschool” their children — climbed to nearly 3,000 students, according to New York City Department of […]
Goad grapples with lies, damn lies, and statistics at TakiMag. ___________________ The email challenge came like a squirrel defiantly placing an acorn on its shoulder and daring me to knock it off: “respond to this damn article.” The damn article was from Forbes, and I’ll be damned if […]
rawstory.com Eric W. Dolan The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a middle school for allegedly violating the Constitution and federal law by segregating classes by sex. Van Devender Middle School in West Virginia implemented a single-sex education program at the start of the 2010-2011 […]
From CNN The U.S. Justice Department seeks “meaningful negotiations” in 60 days to end what it calls constitutional violations at the Lauderdale County Juvenile Detention Facility in Meridian, Mississippi, or else a federal lawsuit will be filed. The Justice Department says officials have operated “a school-to-prison pipeline” that […]
By Kevin Carson In classical logic, the standard model of deductive reasoning is the syllogism. Most people are probably familiar with this example: All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. The enthymeme is an incomplete syllogism with one of the premises left implicit. […]
by Daniel Acheampong
Two weeks back, the state of Texas sent convicted murderer Marvin Wilson on a KCI-addled one-way trip to oblivion. News of this came to my attention via the Huffington Post, which made a big how-to about the potassium-punctured perp’s IQ. Leading with the headline “Texas Puts Man with 61 IQ to Death”, HuffPo made mention of a variety of testimonies regarding Wilson’s intelligence…
The Supreme Court late in the afternoon rejected without comment…
By Paul Gottfried Recently I commented on a blunder by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who suddenly wimped out after having proposed cutting 20 to 30 percent out of the state’s allocation for “higher education.” Corbett had a chance to do good by making our state universities cough up more of […]
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by Murray Rothbard
The lone individual is seldom given credit as a shaper and mover of great historical events; and this is particularly true when that individual is no famous statesman or military hero, nor leader of a mass movement, but simply a little-known person pursuing his own idea in his own way. Yet such a person, scarcely known in his day and totally forgotten by historians until the last few years, played an important role in one of the most significant events in modern history: the American Revolution. know the great influence of this man and his simple idea in forming an event that has shaped all of our lives.