Fraudci’s career of incompetence. By Ann Montague, Socialist Action Today Dr. Fauci is well known as a trusted scientist who is trying to guide the country through a pandemic. All the polls say over 80% of the people in this country see him as the most reliable spokesperson […]
A somewhat interesting examination of Strasserism from a Communist perspective. Cosmonaut With Strasserism becoming a common accusation made towards various political trends on the left, K. T. Jamieson makes a historical investigation of Strasserism and its ideology and argues that it creates more confusion than clarity to label […]
By Elmo Feiten This paper criticizes a range of recent positions on Max Stirner’s relationship to the anarchist canon. A recent rise in academic attention to Stirner offers a possibility for new analyses to clear away the misconceptions of the past, however, some old mistakes are still consistently […]
By Amy Forliti, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. Benton-Banai died Monday at a care center in Hayward, Wisconsin, where he had been staying for months, […]
One of the very best books on the modern American police state. I would add to it the works of Radley Balko, John Whitehead, Richard Lawrence Miller, and the late William Norman Grigg. “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by […]
By Walter L. Williams, The Guardian Native Americans have often held intersex, androgynous people, feminine males and masculine females in high respect. The most common term to define such persons today is to refer to them as “two-spirit” people, but in the past feminine males were sometimes referred […]
Obama’s autobiography ought to be called “Why I Am as Big an Asshole as My Republican Opponents.”
Like most anarchists, I am very interested in historic examples of anarchist, quasi-anarchist, or otherwise stateless communities and territories, including the usual examples like Catalonia, Ukraine, Shimnin, Strandzha, Iceland, Baja, Chiapas, Rojava, Slab City, etc. But a problem with these kinds of examples is that most of them […]
A lot of leftists have an overblown tendency to romanticize or fetishize native cultures (a tendency which originates from Rousseau’s “noble savage” myth). Just like a lot of “far-right” types do the same with the American pioneers, Vikings, Romans, or whomever. But when looking for models of what […]
Think of all the groups involved in street clashes in the US today. Three percenters, Boogaloos, Proudboys, BLM, Antifa, Marxists, “anarcho-” Marxists, militias, anti-lockdown protestors, MAGAists, SJWs, Oathkeepers, Red Guards, Redneck Revolt, Patriot Prayer, etc. Imagine all of them with weapons engaging in urban guerrilla with dozens of […]
By Michelle Tarado, Indian Country Too often the story of the 1621 Thanksgiving is told from the Pilgrims’ point of view, and when the Wampanoag, who partook in this feast too, are included, it is usually in a brief or distorted way. In search of the Native American […]
By Edward Mendelson, The New York Review of Books On the morning after the 2016 presidential election I tried to distract myself by reading some pages of Thucydides that I had assigned for a class the next day, and found myself reading the clearest explanation I had seen […]
When looking for historical models for what the next US civil war would look like, there are a number of interesting examples to look at like India and Pakistan during the 1947 partition, Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, or Rwanda in 1994. But the one I keep coming […]
Eric Weinstein’s discussion of the impact of digital capitalism sounds almost like Marx talking about the impact of industrial capitalism. I’d argue today’s capitalism is more like Capitalism 4.0 following mercantilism and the age of exploration, the industrial revolution, and the managerial revolution.
By Matthew Adams While the study of anarchism has undergone a renaissance in recent years, historical scholarship has been a relatively minor aspect of this renewed focus. Presenting an historiographical examination of the main forms of writing on anarchist ideas, this article argues that the predominance of ‘canonistic’ […]
By Ersel Aydinli With the wave of violent jihadist activities in recent years, the world’s attention hasshifted away from a traditional prioritizing of state forms of formal violence toward one focusing on an apparently “new” phenomenon of transnational violence. Yet transnational violence itself is not a new phenomenon; it in […]
When Obama was the prez, I knew FOX News cultists who would recommend this book saying, “It’s happening here,” apparently on the grounds that both Obama and Austrian Charlie Chaplin favored public healthcare or something or other. Nowadays, I’m seeing left-cultists circulate this book, apparently on the grounds […]
Obama is the epitome of the ambitious yuppie whose only objective was to make it to the CEO’s chair. DC Bureau Chief of The Intercept, Ryan Grim, discusses Barack Obama’s new book “A Promised Land.”
This article nails it down pretty down. The main thing I would add is the left’s embrace of scientism (“science” is not merely a process capable of generating error like anything else but the modern version of a papal bull) and therapeutism (“health” is the highest value and […]
A pretty interesting discussion of the Left/Right divide from a thone-and-altar perspective. My take on the Left/Right dichotomy is that while there are important philosophical differences between the two but, as Kirkpatrick Sale and Peter Marshall have pointed out, the wider anarchist critique of power is over and […]
By Bradley Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative The grand Anglo-Irish statesman, Edmund Burke (1729-1797) spent much of his last eight years dwelling upon the French Revolution as well as trying to define its most important elements. If the British failed to understand the “armed doctrine” of the Revolutionaries as […]
By Sureyyya Evren Although anarchists have a central interest in problems of domination and oppression, concepts of race and ethnicity have not been subject to sustained analysis in anarchist literature. This failure can be explained with reference to the priority that has been given to the great ideas […]
By Sureyyya Evren Dominant histories of anarchism rely on a historical framework that ill fits anarchism. Mainstream anarchist historiography is not only blind to non-Western elements of historical anarchism, it also misses the very nature of fin de siècle world radicalism and the contexts in which activists and […]
By Benjamin Franks This paper distinguishes some of the main currents in British anarchism at the time of the miners’ strike. It explores the influence of these libertarian movements on the conflict in the coalfield and assesses how the strike influenced the development of British anarchisms. Introduction If […]
The main problem I see with this article is that no matter how silly professional “anti-racists”(many of whom are white people looking for a pat on the back) can often be, conservatives typically either believe that class does not exist, or if it does that class domination is […]
I’ve seen some leftists ridiculing this on social media with comments like “But every day is a victims of capitalism day!” as if it is a matter of either/or, or some kind of “Who’s most oppressed?” pissing contest between global victims of the state. Ilya Somin, Reason While […]
A map of the Eastern hemisphere in 50 A.D. Outside the Caesarian and Han dynasties, traditional tribes were largely independent. The ancient world provides a prototype for an anarchistic post-postmodernity, the proliferation of infinite diversity in infinite combinations.
A look at the pre-colonial Western hemisphere. Actual copies of these maps are available for sale online. They extraordinarily detailed although they are also extraordinarily expensive.
At some point, the US will likely have to convert to a consociational system in order to avoid complete fragmentation. In fact, I suspect the ruling class will eventually come to see such a system as a possible alternative to the dissolution of the mother country of the […]
The wrong side won. By Nicholas Longrich, The Conservation Around 600,000 years ago, humanity split in two. One group stayed in Africa, evolving into us. The other struck out overland, into Asia, then Europe, becoming Homo neanderthalensis – the Neanderthals. They weren’t our ancestors, but a sister species, […]
Anyone who knows the first thing about American history from 1607 to about 1975 knows that “our nation” has survived far, far, far worse than anything that is going on now.
My interpretation of the Civil War was that it was mostly a class war between Northern industrial bourgeois class capitalism and Southern agrarian gentry class quasi-feudalism over which form of slavery and imperialism would dominate the future expansionism of the USA. The Civil War involved both the Northern […]
How do we repeat the overthrow of the Soviet Union in the war against the global corporatocracy?
Inter-tribal warfare is really not a good plan. By Guneeta Singh Bhalla, The Diplomat “I still don’t know what happened,” remarks Ranjit Kaur toward the end of our interview. “Why did we have to move?” she softly asks, staring at me, then through me, as her voice trailed […]
I have a contribution to this titled “Nietzsche vs. Hitler: Anti-Nazism on the German Revolutionary Right.” Copies of SOLDIERS, ANARCHS & IDEOLOGUES: HEROES OF THE CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION are 175 pages in length and cost just 20 EUROS with free postage to anywhere in the world. The PayPal address […]
By Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian In late November 2000, hundreds of mostly middle-aged male protesters, dressed in off-the-peg suits and cautious ties, descended on the Miami-Dade polling headquarters in Florida. Shouting, jostling, and punching, they demanded that a recount of ballots for the presidential election be stopped. The […]
By Ore Koren, The Conversation After Kenya’s 2007 election, as incumbent President Mwai Kibaki declared victory, the opposition alleged the election had been rigged. A wave of protests, riots and ethnic violence followed. As many as 1,500 citizens were killed and another 600,000 forcibly displaced. As the U.S. […]
Who is winning the 2020 election? The history professor who has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1984 says this candidate will.
By Max Paschall Listen here. In this episode, I speak with writer, arborist, and professional horticulturist Max Paschall. We discuss his essay ‘The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe,’ published at the Shelterwood Forest Farm website. In addressing the ever-increasing, ongoing impacts anthropogenic climate change is having on food […]
One thing that the supposedly anti-imperialist left has never come to terms with is that the Civil War was the cornerstone of the building of the American empire. By Stratton J. Davis While being perhaps the most famous war in America History, the Civil War is one of […]
By Jesse Walker Reason Maroon Nation: A History of Revolutionary Haiti, by Johnhenry Gonzalez, Yale University Press, 302 pages, $40 “In media and popular consciousness, Haiti has become identified with hunger,” Johnhenry Gonzalez observes in Maroon Nation. But in the 19th century, after the revolution that drove out the […]
An interview I did earlier today discussing current events. Listen to the interview here. Richard is joined by guest Keith Preston to discuss domestic politics and recent geopolitical developments. Keith is the managing editor of AttacktheSystem.com, an analyst at Press TV, author at Black House Publishing, online podcast […]
This is an insult to the memory of the Holy Roman Empire. By Ryan Cooper The Week Germany is today a first-rank power: rich, strong, and efficiently governed. But just over 200 years ago, most of its current territory was a shambolic mess — part of the Holy […]
The more I study US political history in the 20th century, the more I come to the view that Antony Sutton was correct that the rise of communism and fascism internationally was made possible only with the assistance of Western capitalism. And the more I come to the […]
One of the problems with “movement conservatism” of the Buckley-Goldwater-Reagan axis was that it was never anything more than a means of providing ideological cover for the military-industrial-complex and American empire-builders, which is why the isolationists have always been the main group that has been unwelcome in “conservative” […]
By Keith Preston An Overview of Marxist Theory During the middle part of the nineteenth century, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels outlined a comprehensive theory concerning how human societies evolve over time, and the factors that shape the character of particular societies. According to Marxist theory, human history […]
Health and safety first, say the masses. Will COVID-19 plus the George Floyd riots hasten the death of the GOP? Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti break down the highest and lowest ratings Governor’s received on their handling of Coronavirus.
A reenactment of the Ba’athist purge. This is what real fascism actually looks like.