Category: History and Historiography

Kurt Andersen: The True Billionaire Conspiracy To Screw The Working Class

It’s unfortunate that “libertarianism” is often conflated with plutocracy by both the Left and Right with Bismarckian “Prussian Socialism” (what Americans call “progressivism”) as the supposed solution.  Reaganites and their descendants are about as “libertarian” as King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Corporate plutocracy results from a plethora of […]

Do You Remember Cuba’s Dedication to Angola?

by Don Fitz Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988.  Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. *                                              *                                              * Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano […]

The Road to Revolution

Stanley Payne is an expert on the Spanish Civil War and on 20th-century fascism. He describes the events leading to the Spanish Civil War. By Stanley G. Payne, First Things The classic theory of revolution was formulated by Alexis de Tocqueville, who observed in The Ancien Régime and […]

Powell Memorandum, 1971

This is the Wikipedia description of the Powell Memorandum described in the Sam Sedar video in the post adjacent to this one. It is particularly interesting to compare the Powell Memorandum with the Dutton Strategy that was developed at precisely the same time. In many ways, Powell defined […]

The Folly of Anarchism

An interesting critique of anarchism from a medievalist, throne and altar, Eastern Orthodox perspective. It’s always interesting and a good plan to see what “the other side” has to say. Btw, folks, this is what true conservatism looks like, not the know-nothing shit being dished out by FOX […]

An Anarchist Guide to Christmas

By Ruth Kinna It’s no surprise to discover that anarchist theorist Pyotr Kropotkin was interested in Christmas. In Russian culture, St. Nicholas (Николай Чудотворец) was revered as a defender of the oppressed, the weak and the disadvantaged. Kropotkin shared the sentiments. But there was also a family link. […]

1800 United States presidential election

Does any of this seem familiar? Nothing new under the sun. “The Federalists favored a strong central government and close relations with Great Britain. The Democratic-Republicans favored decentralization to the state governments, and the party attacked the taxes imposed by the Federalists. The Democratic-Republicans also denounced the Alien […]

Police Killed Fred Hampton 51 Years Ago. A BLM Chicago Co-Founder Says ‘Every Single Aspect Of The Black Panther Party Program’ Applies Today

This is what happens to folks the state regards as a genuine threat. By Courtney Kueppers, Bianca Martin WBEZ, Chicago Fifty-one years ago, Chicago police officers killed Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd this […]