Category: History and Historiography

Neo-Malthusianism and eugenics in the struggle over meaning in the Spanish anarchist press, 1900-1936

By Jorge Molero-Mesa This article analyzes the debate on neo-Malthusianism and eugenics in Spanish anarchist publications in the first third of the last century. Using theoretical frameworks that have been under-utilized thus far, it provides new interpretations of what the term ” eugenics ” meant in pro-anarchist neo-Malthusian […]

It Looks Like We Forgot

By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative I know it’s almost October, but I’m not done with 9/11. I know we had the 20th anniversary, promised for a day to never forget whatever, and then an old-looking Bruce Springsteen rose to sing about everyone dying around him. (Read […]

The Bong and the Rifle

Another old article on the Green Panthers and their ideal of a “Stoner Homeland” from the 1990s. Their goal was to have a separatist weed-friendly homeland in northern California. Now they’ve got about 20 homelands across the United States and its territories. This doesn’t make “pan-secessionism” sound so […]

Contesting Barcelona’s Soul between Two Flags : Conceptual Frontiers of the Turn-of-century Catalonia between Catalan Nationalism and Anarcho-Syndicalism

By Seonghek Kang In 1992 amidst the celebration of the upcoming Summer Olympics, a rectangular pavilion in the neighborhood of Horta was erected by the order of the Barcelona city government. Externally unimpressive with large, semi-transparent glass windows covering steel staircases, the edifice was in fact a reconstruction […]

Who’s the Criminal? Anarchist Assassinations and the Normative Conflict about Legitimate Violence

By Holger Marcks “Taking a critical approach, Holger Marcks deconstructs the threat of ‘international anarchist terrorism’ as a justification narrative that was used to generally blame anarchist ideology for politically motivated assassinations, to criminalise political dissent and to shape the norms and practices of the respective transnational criminal […]

Are the Taliban Burkean Conservatives?

By Ulick Fitzhugh, The Burkean A Historicist Revolt in Jurisprudence “The Guilty Have No Past” – Death in June Edmund Burke’s ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France’ cemented, in the eyes of conventional scholars and lay people alike, his place as the father of modern conservatism. Although frequently […]