By Dan McKinley Insights on Tangible Arts, Social Psychology, and Mystic Materiality, Or How Cultural Evolution Determined Our Expressional Identity Anthropologists affirm that primitive apparel was adorned upon ancient man. Over 5,000 generations back hominids were wearing the skins of their hunted prey. Cro-Magnon not only created astrotheology […]
Author, art professor, feminist, and cultural commentator Camille Paglia speaks on the current transgender mania, the wisdom of early medical & surgical intervention (calling it “child abuse”), and how the explosion of gender identities is a recurring sign of cultural collapse throughout the history of civilization.
Saagar examines the historical parallels between the Biden Presidency and that of Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s when Biden was a young Senator from Delaware
By Peter Grier Staff writer, Noah Robertson Staff writer Christian Science Monitor, Washington Protests. An ugly withdrawal from a botched foreign war. Inflation. Politics riven by anger and partisanship. Puff-sleeve peasant dresses. Shortages of consumer items. New music from ABBA. This was the 1970s – and perhaps also […]
Increasingly, I am encountering people from both the Red Tribe and Blue Tribe who are convinced the other side wants to massacre their side. Precisely the conditions that led to the bloodshed during the India/Pakistan partition. Not a good sign. By William Dalrymple The New Yorker, June 22, […]
55 years ago this month. Al Jazeera investigates the shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel.
A time of the history of the anti-Vietnam War movement. View here. I would consider the anti-Vietnam War movement to be among the most important movements in US history, arguably more important than the American Revolution itself. The effect of that movement was that it delegitimized the draft […]
Ronald Reagan, like Republican presidents in recent decades generally, was more liberal than his image or reputation. Nixon started a pattern where you could be a Rockefeller Republican, a Sunbelt Chamber of Commerce functionary, or a neocon, but play a George Wallace populist on TV, and get elected […]
IMO, Caleb inadvertently describes why a planned economy must necessarily be totalitarian in this video.
By Andrew Sullivan, The Weekly Dish A brilliant new history tells the real story of the 20th Century gay rights movement. Frank Kameny, second in line, protesting with others outside the White House on Armed Forces Day on May 15, 1965. (Bettmann via Getty Images) Odessa Madre grew […]
Below is an old article from the Los Angeles Times in 1986 discussing how the majority of both parties in Congress opposed Reagan’s Central America policy, arming of the Saudi regime, and efforts to undermine detente with the USSR. Nowadays, no one in Congress would oppose any of […]
The Signal What happened to the graves of Indigenous children reportedly discovered in Canada in 2021? Terry Glavin on the elaborate confusion obscuring an ongoing mystery and longstanding injustice. Mladen Borisov Riots, vandalism, toppled statues, burned churches—they were all part of the fallout in Canada last summer following news reports […]
By Larry Reed Americans today are once again the victims of price inflation brought on by runaway government spending and printing of unbacked paper money. According to the most recent polling data, the American public’s approval of Congress stands at a dismal 21 percent. Almost four times as many people […]
LISTEN HERE C4SS fellow Jason Lee Byas recently joined Alex Aragona on “The Curious Task” to discuss the complexities of responding to questions of historic injustice, reparations, and compensation within a libertarian framework.
This reminds me of when he joked at the press core dinner and said “I’m sure those WMDs are around here somewhere.” And the entire press that had been complicit in his lies laughed.
Bush Says Iraq Instead Of Ukraine In MASSIVE Freudian Slip, Users Cite Curb Your Enthusiasm In GAFFE
Briahna Joy Gray, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave react to former President George W. Bush’s apparent ‘Freudian slip’ when denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Krystal and Saagar react to the freudian slip by former President George W Bush who confused Iraq with Ukraine in a speech condemning unjust invasions and the Russian war against Ukraine
Liberals like this guy barely exist anymore. Famous Trials The following excerpt comes from Gerry Spence’s From Freedom to Slavery, the Rebirth of Freedom in America (1996)(pp. 13-50). It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. It includes a letter that the Wyoming defense lawyer wrote […]
Frank has become a little too much of a party-line progressive in recent times for my tastes, but the general historical narrative he outlines in this is accurate. I was an evangelical in the 70s, and Frank’s dad was our CS Lewis or GK Chesterton. Zac & Gavin […]
by Don Fitz and Susan Armstrong The change in marijuana laws across the US raises issues far beyond, “Hey, dude, we can blow a joint now without getting busted.” The racism that permeated the age of criminalization now lurks throughout the phase of decriminalization. The burgeoning business of […]
By Melissa Luck KXLY Thirty years after a deadly standoff in the Idaho mountains, the man linked forever to Ruby Ridge has died. Randy Weaver was a survivalist who built a remote cabin in the woods of Boundary County. He was facing federal charges, but refused to surrender […]
The world of today is actually pretty much the same as it was in the late 70s/early 80s. In 1979-80, Russia invaded a border state. The USA and China were arguing about Taiwan. The USA and Iran also had beefs with each other. Same with the USA and […]
Ryan Grim details the reference to Matthew Hale in Justice Alito’s leaked abortion draft.
By Andrew Sullivan Never, of course. On the revealing double standards of the woke left. Discrediting a thinker’s broad worldview or legacy by discovering some statement from the distant past revealing him or her to be a bigot by today’s standards is a depressing degeneration in our intellectual […]
By James Oakes, New York Review of Books In The Broken Constitution, Noah Feldman argues that the Confederate states had a constitutional right to secede and that Lincoln violated the Constitution in forcing them back into the Union and freeing the slaves. Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor […]
By Marcus Wither, Reason In the American right, populism has always been lurking in the shadows. The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism, by Matthew Continetti, Basic Books, 480 pages, $32 Unlike most accounts of the American conservative movement, Matthew Continetti’s The Right begins in the 1920s, […]
By Jon Schwarz The Intercept From 1915 through today, politicians have made lots of great-sounding speeches. But human suffering is never part of the equation. If there’s one thing we can say for sure about the governments of the U.S. and Europe, it’s that they sound upset about […]
This is an excellent book that explains how the neoliberal model of capitalism actually works. Neoliberalism is by design a state-centric and not a “free market” paradigm. 99.9% of “free market” economists aren’t free market at all. The exceptions would be individualist anarchists like Benjamin Tucker or radical […]
The coming American Fascism was something often discussed on the Left in the late 2010’s around the Trump Movement, how well does the Left in North America truly know the history? Steven Jones joins Ewoks Unhinged to discuss the origins of Fascism, as we urge contemporary Socialists to […]
Another thing to keep in mind is Lincoln chose Johnson as his running mate in June 1864 when the war was looking like a stalemate and Lincoln himself believed he would be unable to win r-election. The Johnson pick was to win over “War Democrats” to hinder the […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There are few places on this wretched ball of shit we call earth that could benefit more from the concept of neutrality than the territory currently classified as Ukraine. For centuries these fields and forests have been the […]
By Jason Fields, The Week The scenes in the Kyiv suburbs are devastating: masses of bodies piled in shallow graves; people found tortured and killed — their “crime” unclear — and reports of widespread rape. Russian President Vladimir Putin “is brutal, and what’s happening in Bucha is outrageous and everyone’s […]
Technology is going to reintegrate the warrior class.
Clip from “Marxism and Energy” film by Space Commune Podcast : https://youtu.be/8L5Uo_4Ch4Y
While history does not repeat itself it does rhyme. Todd Lewis will be joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the similarities on the international stage between decade of the 2020s and the 1970s.
Ryan Grim recounts the history of how honor culture has played out in American politics.
The “anarchist abduction” story from 1910 described in this article sounds like the idiotic drama that goes on in anarchist circles today. By William Gillis, Center for a Stateless Society Review: The Anarchist-Individualist Origins of Italian Fascism In 1910 Luigi Fabbri and Armando Borghi abducted an anarchist woman […]
Anarchism and the Archaeology of Anarchic Societies: Resistance to Centralization in the Coast Salish Region of the Pacific Northwest Coast
By Bill Angelbeck and Colin Grier Throughout human history, people have lived in societies without formalized government. We argue that the theory of anarchism presents a productive framework for analyzing decentralized societies. Anarchism encompasses a broad array of interrelated principles for organizing societies without the centralization of authority. […]
By Bård Amundsen An international research group has found that the pandemic affected different areas of Europe differently. Norway may have been hit hard. The Black Death ravaged Europe in the years around 1350. It became the most notorious pandemic in human history, although the plague and other […]
The Iraq war was the height of American arrogance. Premeditated, unsanctioned, unlawful, and last but not least unilateral aggression against a country that did not threaten the US in any way.
By David Kirby, Reason The education pioneer’s authoritarian personality was at odds with her commitment to children’s independence. The Child Is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori, by Cristina De Stefano, Other Press, 248 pages, $28.99 Maria Montessori’s ideas about education stem from the principles of choice, […]
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right As of this writing, March 4, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has turned into a typical Russian mess. Ukraine is not dead yet. The Russian army’s logistics have broken down, as they usually do. And Russia has suffered a monumental self-inflicted defeat at […]
By Yuliy Dubovyk Multipolarista A left-wing peace activist raised in Ukraine explains how the US government created the crisis, backing two coups in a decade, fueling a devastating civil war, and exploiting his nation as a proxy against Russia. I am a Ukrainian-American. I grew up and spent […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley 9/11 seemed to come out of nowhere when I was a kid. One minute it was all bubblegum, Britney Spears, Pokémon cards, and gender dysphoria and the next the sky was raining commercial airliners and America was at […]
By Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone In the new podcast ‘Wind of Change,’ host Patrick Radden Keefe explores how the CIA used music to change hearts and minds. What if it turned out your favorite song had been written by the CIA? That’s exactly what a new podcast aims […]
By R.H. Lossin The Nation Ted Kaczynski’s violence—reexamined in a new biopic—fascinates US audiences, but not for the reasons we think. In 1995, The Washington Post published a 35,000-word manifesto in a bid to prevent the detonation of a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport and end the […]
By Katy Hull A historical look at the American fascination with Italian fascism during the interwar period. In the interwar years, the United States grappled with economic volatility, and Americans expressed anxieties about a decline in moral values, the erosion of families and communities, and the decay of […]
By Rainer Zitelmann Mises Institute Was Hitler really “right wing”? The German-British publicist Sebastian Haffner, who wrote one of the most notable essays on Adolf Hitler, has pointed out that the only opposition which could really have become dangerous for Hitler came from the Right: “From its vantage, […]
By Joel Mathis, The Week It sure seems like we’ve seen the Russo-Ukrainian war before — the story of a seemingly superior Great Power military invading an apparently weaker underdog nation, only to find itself stymied by the irregular tactics and fierce nationalism of the defenders. “The Russians were […]