Category: History and Historiography

Why the Rich are Revolting

This article discusses the very important point that authoritarian/leftist revolutions are always carried out by the left-wing of the upper middle class almost as a matter of general historical law. Revolts can come from any layer of society. Historically, there have have revolts by slaves, peasants, workers, ethnic […]

Major Theories Of History From The Greeks To Marxism

The Blue Tribe/Red Tribe conflict is essentially a religious conflict. The Blue Tribe is a religious coalition of adherents of the neo-pagan, Enlightenment-derived religion of reason, progress, and human perfectibility, various forms of “progressive” Christianity, and secularized neo-Christianity (like Marxism). The Red Tribe is a coalition of adherents […]

The Progressive Theory of History

Murray Rothbard on one of the more problematic features of left-wing thought. By Murray Rothbard Mises Institute [Excerpted from an edited transcript of “Ideology and Theories of History,” the first in a series of six lectures on the history of economic thought, given in 1986.] The Whig theory […]

How the Constitution Was Indeed Pro-Slavery

From 2015. Not only is the Constitution “pro-slavery” it presupposes the existence of slavery as a legitimate institution. Many mainstream liberal and conservative pundits/scholars alike try to get around this by claiming that the Constitution is somehow an abolitionist document because they don’t like the political and cultural […]

The Theory of Satyagraha: Mahathma Gandhi

    Gandhi: Politics, Economics and the Backlash By Keith Preston Gandhi as Spiritual Godfather of the Indian Independence Movement Critics of Gandhi and the Conservative Hindu Backlash Early Life and the Beginnings of Gandhi’s Radicalism Mohandas K. Gandhi originated from India’s business caste and grew up amidst […]

Millet (Ottoman Empire)

In the Ottoman Empire, a millet was a separate legal court pertaining to “personal law” under which a confessional community was allowed to rule itself under its own system. After the Ottoman Tanzimat reforms, the term was used for legally protected religious minority groups, similar to the way […]

Today’s America: No place for its founders?

Paul Gottfried provides a pretty good overview of US political history at the beginning of this. I don’t entirely agree with Halsey English’s paleonconnish/paleolibertarianish interpretation of US political history, but he’s correct with his observation that the traditional US republic is largely moving toward integration as province into […]

"Those always classy antifa femen, here nakedly endorsing genocide." - Andy Nowicki

DRESDEN WAS *NOT* DA BOMB

Today seems to be quite the day for anniversaries! Not only is this day, the 13th of February 2020, the half-century anniversary of Black Sabbath’s self-titled album—and, by extension, the whole heavy metal genre—it’s also the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden, one of the least salutary […]