By Constance Bantman Recent years have seen an upsurge of interest in the history of European anarchist and syndicalist movements. The rise of alter-globalisation protest borrowing many of its direct-action tactics from pre-World War I anarchism and syndicalism has been important in bringing it on over the last […]
By Michael Lind, Tablet Do Americans live today in a new Gilded Age, dominated by robber barons? It depends on what you mean by “gilded age” and “robber barons.” The real parallel to draw is between the generation that followed the Civil War and the present one. In […]
An interesting piece from a Canadian anarchist named Larry Gambone. It’s rare that you find anyone from the Left who recognizes that colonialism began not with the Age of Exploration but with the Roman conquest of the indigenous peoples of Eurasia. Early modern era colonialism was just the […]
By Cam Edwards Bearing Arms Given the anti-gun attitudes of the editors of the Boston Globe, I was shocked to see a column headlined “The Very Racist History of Gun Control” on the paper’s website this weekend. I’m sure the piece by longtime columnist Jeff Jacoby has caused […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Terminal Philosophy and Swithun Dobson to discuss the factors giving rise to Progressive Ideas.
Geopolitical expert, Peter Zeihan, author of Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World, joins hosts Dennis McCuistion and Jim Falk for lively and very “counterintuitive arguments about the future of a world where trade agreements are coming apart and international institutions are losing their power.” […]
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave react to YouGov America’s ranking of U.S. presidents.
I am probably one of the few people on earth who is something of a fan of both Karl Marx and Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, despite serious disagreements with both. As a general rule, I think the Left is pretty good at criticizing the Right, and the Right is […]
Shortly before dawn on August 21, 1992, six heavily armed U.S. marshals made their way up to the isolated mountaintop home of Randy and Vicki Weaver and their children on Ruby Ridge in Northern Idaho. Charged with selling two illegal sawed-off shotguns to an undercover agent, Weaver had […]
By Lorenza Stradiotti A contribution to histories of women in the interwar transnational antifascist movement, particularly radical exiles, we focus on VirgiliaD’Andrea, a noted Italian anarchist exile from fascist Italy who spent her final exile in New York, 1928–33. An intellectual, writer-poet, and orator belonging to a small […]
By Jennifer Guglielmo This article examines the activism of working-class Italian immigrant women anarchists in the United States as a window into the world of early-twentieth-century transnational feminism. Emerging from a diasporic, multiethnic network of labor radicals, the women in this movement did not seek inclusion within the […]
By David Wiley Prior to the establishment of Brazil’s First Republic in 1889, Brazil built its economy on large-scale single-crop agriculture and the institution of slavery. The transition from empire to republic included the growth of industry in Brazil’s Southeast region, primarily in the states of São Paolo. Minas […]
By Paul B Spooner International Terrorist movements were launched under Mikhail Bakunin & the First International led by Karl Marx, but extend well into the 20th Century. This article provides an overview of anarchism’s geopolitical relationships, its theoretical bases, operating organizations, methods and funding, with a focus on […]
ByAnnie Todd Sioux Falls Argus Leader A group of Rosebud Sioux children walk down a grassy hill, long hair blowing in the wind, toward the waters of Whetstone Bay, glistening blue, where a steamboat that will take them to a new kind of boarding school in Pennsylvania waits. […]
An interesting example of left/right crossover tendencies from the pre-WW2 era. Hans Zehrer is somewhat of an obscure figure today, at least in comparison with like-minded members of the German national-revolutionary movement such as Ernst Niekisch and Karl Otto Paetel, both of whom have managed to acquire a […]
By Costantino Paonessa Laura Galián Anarchism first appeared in the Southern Mediterranean countries at the end of the nineteenth century with the immigration of European workers and political exiles. Despite the important role anarchists played in introducing radical and revolutionary political thought in Egypt, only historians Anthony Gorman […]
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the […]
In my experience, most Republicans really don’t have a problem with racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, or gender minorities as long as they are Republican. And most liberals and leftists despise minorities who are not liberals or leftists. By Matthew Schmitz, The American Conservative Conservatives are lining up behind […]
By William S. Lind, The American Conservative In the 1930s, a minor British novelist started writing a new book, which was not a novel. Instead, William Gerhardie proposed a theory of history he called “God’s Fifth Column,” which was also his book’s title. His theory was that, just […]
By Damon Linker, The Week The conservative intelligentsia keeps returning to authoritarianism. Back in June of last year, I wrote a column about how the intellectual right was talking itself into tearing down American democracy. The occasion was a debate between David French, a social-conservative defender of the […]
By Damon Linker, The Week The name “conservatism” conveys its political aim quite clearly: It aims to conserve. But what happens when conservatives come to despise pretty much everything about the world around them? That question comes to mind in reading a statement by the editors of American […]
By Damon Linker, The Week This week’s must-read essay comes from author Laura Field at The Bulwark. “What the Hell Happened to the Claremont Institute?” is a tour de force of critical intellectual journalism, carefully laying out the history of the influential conservative institute and how it has […]
This is a great interview with McWhorter, and one of the best discussions I have seen on these topics. He gives the answers I would be inclined to give to the interviewer’s questions. PBS, Firing Line Columbia University linguist and race commentator John McWhorter explains the origins of […]
Thank God they didn’t have mass media during the Salem Witch trials.
Fidelismo always struck me as being more “left-national-socialist” than Marxist-Leninist, although Che was closer to an actual M-L, even leaning toward Maoism at the end of his life. Among the leadership of the Cuban revolution, it seemed like Fidel was the left-nationalist-socialist/fascist, Che the M-L-M, and Raul the […]
Rébellion – September 16th 2014 French Syndicalism was born from the reaction of the proletariat against democracy” (H. Lagardelle) In the history of the European worker’s movement, French revolutionary syndicalism holds a special place due to the originality of its organization and its style of action. Its Origins […]
The full video playlist of a conference on the Kennedy assassination from the Future of Freedom Foundation. The national-security establishment’s assassination of President John F. Kennedy was one of the pivotal events in our lifetime, and it continues to have an adverse impact on American life today. This […]
By Helen Andrews, The American Conservative Why do so many Eastern Europeans say the fall of Communism hasn’t made their lives better? Taking Stock of the Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions by Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell Orenstein (Oxford University Press: 2021), 304 pages. Professor Kristen Ghodsee […]
This is common knowledge to anyone who is familiar with the history of drug prohibition.
“That the mass bleeds, that it is being robbed and exploited, I know as well as our vote-baiters. But I insist that not the handful of parasites, but the mass itself is responsible for this horrible state of affairs. It clings to its masters, loves the whip, and […]
By Larry Gambone The rise and fall of the libertarian movement in Chile is a fascinating story. There is more to the story than mere historical interest, however. Chile is a country on the brink of development and hence is closer to a European country than to a […]
You might be inclined to think that the story of drug criminalization begins with the Reagan administration, or with the culture of substance use in the Sixties. Ismail Ali says otherwise. Ismail is this week’s guest on Krystal Kyle & Friends; he’s from MAPS [Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic […]
By Leyland Cecco, The Guardian The United Kingdom is facing growing calls to re-examine the troubling legacy of its colonial history in Canada after the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children. At least 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend […]
By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today The U.S. Department of Interior will formally investigate the impact of federal Indian boarding schools, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced before tribal leaders on Tuesday. The new “Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative” will result in a detailed report compiled by the Interior […]
By Marcella Corona Reno Gazette-Journal RENO, Nev. – The Stewart Indian School in Carson City may come under federal review following U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s announcement that the government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Last month, Haaland, who is a member of […]
Former mayor of Cleveland, Dennis Kucinich, discusses his new book, The Division of Light and Power.
Whatever one thinks about polyamorous marriage, this article is a must-read and an excellent discussion of how “our system” actually works. It also has a pretty good overview of the differences between progressives, liberals, social democrats, and neoliberals. By Michael Lind, Tablet Progressives could legalize polyamorous marriage by […]
A bizarre Italian neo-fascist movement from the postwar period.
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Chinese venture capitalist and political scientist Eric Li. He discusses why the 2008 economic crisis showed the West’s failure and China not understanding the gravity of the failure at the time, the importance of the Mao era in making […]
By Kenyon Zimmer It is no coincidence that Salvatore Salerno’s groundbreaking study of transnational influences on the Industrial Workers of the World, Red November, Black November, devoted much space to the role of anarchists. Within the constellation of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century radical movements that gave rise to the […]
By Eva Fu and Frank Fang Epoch Times Priests and nuns were forced to kneel down in front of a large bonfire, watching helplessly as the flames devoured their sacred instruments and burned their skin. In another Chinese city, students wearing red armbands hit Catholics with sharp wooden […]
By Dr. Ayusman Chakraborty Published in 1826, Pandurang Hari by William Browne Hockley is eﬀectively the ﬁrst English novel to feature the Thugs of India – a fact almost never recognized till now. However, Hockley’s description of the Thugs in this novel contradicts colonial and contemporary conceptualizations of […]
Katie Halper joins Krystal and Saagar to compare how the media treated the deaths of Mike Gravel and Donald Rumsfeld.
What if North and South America were never colonized by Europe? Which of the indigenous tribes, nations, and civilizations will prove advanced enough to rise as the new superpowers of these continents?
What If The Ottoman Empire Had Conquered Morocco And Gained Direct Access To The Atlantic, Allowing It To Establish Colonies In The Americas?
Kings and Generals’ historical animated documentary series on the history of the Ottoman Empire continues with a video explaining why this dominant naval power never expanded to the American continent during the age of colonization. Previous episodes in the series on the Ottoman Battles: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… covering the battles […]
This week’s “Backchannel” videocast features Paul Gottfried, Editor-in-Chief for Chronicles magazine answering the question, “What is Fascism?” The term “fascist” is thrown around a lot these days to tar and feather political and ideological opponents. President Trump is habitually called a fascist by his political opponents while he […]
By Spencer Ackerman The only thing tragic about the death of Donald Rumsfeld is that it didn’t occur in an Iraqi prison. Yet that was foreordained, considering how throughout his life inside the precincts of American national security, Rumsfeld escaped the consequences of decisions he made that ensured […]
The Ludwig von Mises Institute presents The Libertarian Tradition, a podcast with journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator, Jeff Riggenbach.
By Peter Cole In two of the planet’s most highly racialized countries, South Africa and the United States, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or “Wobblies”), were remarkable. A key revolutionary syndicalist current operating globally, aspiring to unite the world’s working class into a revolutionary One Big […]