An interesting article on Ernst Junger. By Nigel Jones, The Critic In 1983 I was writing my first book The War Walk, a travelogue about World War One, when I read an article by Bruce Chatwin in the New York Review of Books detailing his encounter with the […]
By C.J. Ciaramella, Reason Mark Schlefer, who died in November at age 98 in Vermont, lived a full life that included 36 combat missions on a bomber crew in World War II and starting a fund to provide tuition assistance for minority children at D.C.-area private schools. But […]
I’d argue that McCarthyism was bad, and likely worse than the present “woke” moral panic (so far, at least) but not nearly as bad as either repression in Stalinist countries or other waves of repression in US history (racial persecution in the 19th and early 20th century or […]
This is the story of two Italian immigrants that were convicted of murder in 1920, but they were condemned before their trial even started. Were they truly guilty, or were they the victims of a discriminatory judicial system?
By Peter R. Quinones “We determined, that at the compound, machine guns were being manufactured and explosive devices. Our goal through this investigation, was to execute a search warrant on that house to obtain those illegal weapons.” (Waco, ROE, 32:07) “In addition, it (ATF) had reason to believe that Koresh and his followers […]
By Peter R. Quinones Even people who can’t tell you what government agencies were involved in the Waco massacre will say, “The Branch Davidians were a suicide cult and set themselves on fire!” At a later date, possibly, we’ll look at the fire, and who started it, but […]
By Peter R. Quinones My two part interview with David Thibodeau Episode 227: Waco Massacre Survivor David Thibodeau Tells His Story, Part 1 Episode 228: Waco Massacre Survivor David Thibodeau Tells His Story, Part 2 READ MORE
By Peter R. Quinones On February 28, 1993, ATF’s “Operation Showtime” was launched at the Branch Davidian’s house/church dubbed; Mount Carmel, outside of Waco, Texas. The reasons for their invasion vary according to whomever is telling the story. Allow me to provide one that you won’t hear in […]
By Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter’ The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes the Cynic (also known as Diogenes of Sinope) could have been the first anarchist, or the first absurdist, or the first satirist, or the first naturalist — depending on the reader’s point of view. By today’s standards, Diogenes […]
This is some important history. It’s interesting to see guys like Maupin and Dore becoming controversial for the same reasons I was controversial 10-20 years ago.
While I obviously don’t agree with Caleb’s Stalinism, most of his analysis in this is entirely correct.
We invite you to “Kronstadt as Revolutionary Utopia: 1921-2021 and Beyond,” a transnational convergence to remember history’s repressed revolutionary hopes and explore the “living past” struggle of capitalist authoritarianism vs. humanist internationalism. Find out more here.
It initial assault on the Branch Davidians at Waco occurred 28 years ago today. By MURIEL PEARSON, SPENCER WILKING and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News When the sun rose on April 19, 1993, it marked the 51st day of a standoff between dozens of federal agents and members of […]
By No-Wing Anarchy, Medium The Bolshevik “betrayal” of anarchists during the Russian Revolution is a commonly known, and almost overly debated instance where anarchism has come into open and bloody conflict with leftism. There is no end to the accusations of murder at Kronstadt, or in Ukraine, and […]
@Peter Zeihan analyses the recent developments of Covid and geopolitics. @Zeihan on Geopolitics also explores a global geopolitical view of the post-covid world.
By B. Venkat Mani, TELOS On November 26, 2020, when international borders were still partially closed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, a new democratic and peaceful movement was taking shape in India, led by farmers. They wanted to register their protest against three contentious agricultural reform laws […]
By Caitlin Johnstone The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Arkansas’ anti-BDS law violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution, because it plainly does. “The Arkansas Times has successfully challenged a law that prohibits the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel,” Mondoweiss reports. […]
Not exactly surprising.
The best US Presidents were arguably the ones nobody has ever heard of like Martin van Buren. By Michael Lind, Tablet Martin Van Buren created the machinery of mass political parties in America, opening the way for ordinary people to be heard—until so-called ‘reformers’ weakened the parties, inadvertently […]
Ben Burgis is joined by podcast host and writer Jason Myles along with producer Forrest Miller in the segment, as they screen a small portion of a film from the Chicago Film Archives showing discussion between members of the Young Patriots group in the mid 1960s along with […]
Vertus Wellborn Hardiman was the victim of an unethical secret U.S government radiation experiment in 1928. Hardiman was born on March 9, 1922 in Lyles Station, Ind., known as one of the earliest Negro settlements in the United States. When Hardiman was five years old, he was one […]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. My guest today needs no introduction, but I’ll give him one anyway. Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, social critic, and activist. Noam is considered the father of modern linguistics, and has written more than 100 books. His most recent […]
The intersection of the Marcusean “cultural Marxists” and Trotskyite “neoconservatives” with the US intelligence services and the corporate class is probably one of the most important, interesting, and yet ignored aspects of US political and intellectual history.
A book that a lot of today’s “progressives” need to read. Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler’s modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. Available here. […]
By Keith Preston Between the time that Donald Trump entered the Republican primaries in 2015 to the moment of the January 6, 2021 supposed “coup attempt,” the specter of “fascism” has been raised by critics of Trumpism. Analogies to the failed Weimar liberal-capitalist regime of the pre-Nazi era […]
Greece High Definition Philip Matijak is a professor at the University of Cambridge and an expert on ancient history. He has more than 20 books to his credit and has devoted particular attention to the history of the ancient Greeks and Romans. From the temple guard and the […]
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
WCCO MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lower Sioux Indian Community tribal leaders say that land with historical significance will be returned to the Community from the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. According to Community Council President Robert Larsen, plans are being finalized for the land acquisition, with […]
Apparently, there is a new biopic of Fred Hampton. This looks interesting.
Anarchism was always anti-imperialist while Marx and Engels supported 19th-century liberal imperialism. Marxist anti-imperialism really begins with Lenin and then Mao, mostly as a means of gaining support for their own regimes in the colonies and former colonies. By Joel Wendland-Liu The central cause of the split between […]
This was an interesting work from Zora Neale Hurston that was discovered only a couple of years ago. By Becky Little, History.Com More than 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located one of the last survivors of the […]
The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 19 Repressive Tolerance Series, Part 3 of 4 In this third part of James Lindsay’s lecture series on Herbert Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance,” we see how the essay takes a particularly dark turn. Having set up the framing of the essay […]
The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 18 Repressive Tolerance Series, Part 2 of 4 In this second part of his annotated reading of Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance,” James Lindsay reads and explains the portion of the essay where Marcuse defines the “administered society” that he claims […]
The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 17 Repressive Tolerance Series, Part 1 of 4 We live in a crazy world today that seems to have gone off the rails. That’s because it is being driven by a broken logic, and, for all the flaws on the […]
I generally agree with Gramsci’s theory of revolution even if I don’t share many of his political views. If you want to understand the present moment, especially how similar Wokeness seems to Mao’s Cultural Revolution, you have to understand the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci wrote a series […]
R.I.P. And good work, dude. Rennie Davis, who lived out one of the more quixotic journeys of the 1960s generation when he went from leading opponent of the Vietnam War, as a convicted member of the Chicago Seven, to spokesman for a teenage Indian guru, died on Tuesday […]
By Casey Chalk, The American Conservative Burke warned us this might happen. No, not Tom Brady…although the 18th-century Anglo-Irish statesman’s penchant for the ancient and tried would have likely led him to predict that the “GOAT” was capable of another Super Bowl run. Rather, I’m talking about the […]
Murray Bookchin’s critique of Bernie from 1986. By Murray Bookchin, Anarchist Library The posters that appeared all over Burlington — Vermont’s largest city (pop: 37,000) in the winter of 1980–81 were arresting and provocative. They showed an old map of the city with a label slapped across it […]
Probably one of the best discussions of “culture war” politics and related socioeconomic factors I have seen to date. The Red Tribe/Blue Tribe conflict is less about socialism vs. capitalism, or communism vs. fascism, and more a continuation of the historic American battles between the high churches and […]
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
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 […]
Ben Debney The centenary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917 represents a unique moment for historical remembrance and celebrated, the event in question a momentous episode in the history of working-class struggle and a beacon of hope for anyone who has ever dared to dream of a […]
By Matt Taibbi It is symptomatic of the underlying tenor of American life that vulgar terms for sexual intercourse also convey the sense of getting the better of someone, working him over, taking him in, imposing your will through guile, deception, or superior force. — Christopher Lasch, The […]
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 […]
By Flint Taylor &Jeff Haas, Truthout In March 1976, we sat in a cavernous Chicago courtroom while FBI agent Roy Martin Mitchell testified in the federal civil rights case that we and our partners at the People’s Law Office had brought on behalf of the families of slain […]
At no point in the last 50 years has there been as much political conflict in the US as there is today. And while the conflicts of the 1960s/1970s may have been just as intense, or more intense in some instances, the situation then was qualitatively different because […]
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 […]
Listen here. Travel back to the very birth of fascism in this episode about the March on Rome. You’ll learn how the first trailblazing fascist dictator took power and destroyed a democracy. There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a […]