Category: Education

Attacking Diversity of Thought

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. […]

Anarchism and Spirituality

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 […]

What is the Workshop?

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

Ban Schools, Not Guns

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 […]

Paul Gottfried’s Calm Despair

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 […]

Shovel AK-47

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 […]

Education and Agorism II: The Road Forward

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.

Attack of the Killer Racist Peanuts

 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. […]

The Fall of the Culture of Mind

From _________ 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 […]

Statistical Fallacio

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 […]

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 […]

Inconsistency Quotient

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…

Institutions of Higher Emoting

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 […]

The First Liberty Library

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.