“I am not nor I have I ever been a Communist” or a social conservative, but I have rarely seen a better description of the Center for a Stateless Society and/or Alexander Reid-Ross type of “left.” Banned Hipster “I’ve been writing for a decade about how CIA funded […]
Historically, the original left was not socialism but the Enlightenment liberal philosophy that paralleled the rise of the bourgeoisie in opposition to the Ancient Regime. As an anti-bourgeoisie philosophy, it could be argued (and some have) that Marxism is not only anti-liberal but, a Counter-Enlightenment perspective rooted in […]
This is an interesting application of Marxist analysis to the contemporary left, which I think is accurate. In fact, I have a similar essay myself, based on a talk I gave a few years ago. By Benedict Cryptofash Over the past year, as @BCryptofash, I have developed a […]
There is no one in Congress that even comes close to being a libertarian, whether left, right, anarchist, minarchist, libertarian socialist, or libertarian capitalist. Thomas Massie and Rand Paul specifically deny that they are libertarians and claim to be “constitutional conservatives” (paleocons). Justin Amash may have come close […]
So Steve Bannon is a closet Stirnerite? The line that Alexander Reid Ross takes in the interview is what I call the “new popular front” position, which amounts to support for liberal-capitalist regimes against the threat of “fascism.” It’s something of an inversion of the alt-right “globalism vs. […]
This guy’s stuff was well worth reading. He had many of the same limitations as most conservative critics of the existing ruling class, but a lot of important insights as well. By Matthew Schmitz New York Post Donald Trump’s election in 2016 caught most intellectuals by surprise — […]
A Maoist/Third Worldist critique of the American “left.” By Jason Unruhe and SMG John Introduction The big topic the last few weeks has been this reactionary notion of “American socialist patriotism”. The White middle-class talking heads of social media have been attempting to repackage American exceptionalism for the […]
This essay by an an-com ideologue illustrates why the Western Left is so weak on the question of imperialism. Tankies are only anti-imperialist when it advances tankieism, and the rest of the left is only interested in anti-imperialism when it advances Western-style liberalism or “cultural progressivism” in the […]
The term “anarchist” seems to be used overly broadly in this article, even by my standards, and I suspect “populist” would be a better term than “anarchist.” But it’s an interesting article nevertheless. by University of Warwick Politics should no longer be divided between “left-wing” and “right-wing” because […]
By Eli Yokley Morning Consult Fewer than 1 in 5 Democrats and Republicans defined their parties in policy terms while roughly two-thirds referenced various values. Republicans were most likely to use some iteration of the word “freedom,” while the largest share of Democrats talked about “people.” Republican voters […]
View the report as a PDF By Eric Plutzer and Michael Berkman The McCourtney Institute for Democracy As it became clear that Democrats would win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, pundits immediately began explaining the “Blue Wave.” Some said it was rooted in concerns that President Trump was leading the […]
The content of this meme is a bit of an oversimplification. The New Left was a form of middle-class radicalism that could only have happened in a post-scarcity society of the kind that emerged in developed countries in the postwar period. People aren’t worried about “personal development” when […]
Does not this Wikipedia description of France’s National Rally not sound like a perfect description of the transformation of the Republicans from Reaganism to Trumpism? “At the end of the 1970s, Le Pen refurbished his party’s appeal by breaking away from the anti-capitalist heritage of Poujadism. He instead […]
Does not this Wikipedia description of Ted Kennedy sound like a perfect description of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party today? The only difference between the Ted Kennedy liberals and today’s progressives is that the identity politics/political correctness of today’s liberals have become more extreme and visceral. […]
Does not this Wikipedia description of the Rockefeller Republicans sound like a perfect description of the neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party today? These were driving out of the Republicans by the Reaganites so they moved over to the Democrats, and that’s how we got the Clintons, Obama, […]
Glenn Greenwald discusses the left went from hating George W. Bush during his presidency to praising him this weekend on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’
Tommy Salmons is the host of the Year Zero podcast and a contributor at LibertarianInstitute.org Tommy and Pete have a discussion about things that are normally not discussed in libertarian circles like family, tradition, cultural preferences and the results of democracy.
Class Reductionists, Red/Brown Alliancers, and Maximal Culture Warriors are All Strengthening Pan-Secessionism
It’s like ATS now has a de facto mass army of inadvertent troops, comprised almost entirely of folks who have never heard of us and wouldn’t like us if they had. As most readers know, I have long been an advocate of a political realignment along decentralist vs. […]
Kim Iversen explains why she feels disillusioned with progressives.
By Matt Taibbi GOP pols in the Bush years set the constitution afire and cheered America’s march toward authoritarianism, but now want you to know Joe Biden has them Petrified For Democracy. Are you laughing yet? Well, that didn’t take long. Within a day after Joe Biden announced […]
Williamson and Joseph discuss the economic and social systems prevailing in the world today and what is needed to heal society.
By Micah Uetricht In These Times In an interview, Reign of Terror author Spencer Ackerman explains how the brutal legacy of America’s post-9/11 wars has reshaped U.S. society and led to our era of authoritarian demagoguery. The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, carried out 20 years […]
When I founded Attack the System over 20 years ago, my objective was to lay the blueprint for an insurgent anarchist movement in North America that could eventually take down the US regime and ruling class, in solidarity with those under attack by US imperialism in each of […]
By Mike Giglio, The Intercept I was driving home from a militia muster in the Virginia mountains last summer — after another day immersed in preelection talk of civil war — when I found myself reflecting, as I often have in the year since, on Norman Mailer’s “The […]
By Richard Kreitner, The New York Review Disunion is hardly a new theme in American politics. In this moment of tumult, it would be unwise to rule out its return. fter what even Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell called, with surprising accuracy, a “failed insurrection” at the United […]
Krystal and Saagar talk with author and historian Thomas Frank about liberal smears of working class Americans and the idea of a populist movement in the age of covid
By Yves Smith A couple of years ago, when Lambert would talk about professional pundits and official Democratic spokescritters behaving as if they were trying to stoke civil war in the US, I thought he’d been spending too much time on Twitter and might benefit from a dose […]
Once again, issues I have been debating for years are now becoming mainstream. At this point, I would have to say that the majority of ideas (taken from a myriad of diverse and often seemingly contradictory sources) that I have been discussing, criticizing, debating, or advocating for here […]
From what I have seen over the past few years, the “libertarian movement” in the US has largely deteriorated into a WWE area where different culture war factions can play-fight. Different libertarian and anarchist tendencies seem to have merely become appendages to the major tribes. The best that […]
The ACLU once represented the best elements of the American Left. No more. The only value I see in the American Left at present is as a constraint on the American Right. The opposite is also true. The best we can hope for is that the two sides […]
Cotton appears to be trying to advance his own position by promoting himself as the “anti-Fauci” now that Fauci has fallen out of favor with much of the Right. This guy is extraordinarily dangerous. A Cotton administration would be the worst aspects of the Reagan, Bush I, Bush […]
While I don’t share his loopy Maoism, this video by Jason Unruhe explains pretty well why I reject virtually all US political factions, from far-left to far-right. Nearly all of these are merely rival teams within the global 1%. Most of the anti-one percenters are in fact one-percenters. […]
A new and excellent article from Michael Lind. By Michael Lind, Tablet What a newly rediscovered thinker got right and wrong. Who could have guessed that in the third decade of the 21st century, many conservatives would be discussing class struggle, while most progressives would be determined to […]
The comments thread underneath this video pretty much reflect the factionalism that is taking place on the Left at present.
–Far-right groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys plan on being at the rally outside the US Capitol on September 18th to demand “justice” for those imprisoned over the January 6th Trump riots
Todd Lewis will be joined by Neil Kiernan an Anarchist who participated in both Occupy Detroit and Occupy Flint. He runs a youtube channel V-Radio: https://www.youtube.com/c/VRADIOHost/… We will discuss the current dissent into madness of the left and his desire to find sane leftists to talk to about […]
Chief Justice Roberts doesn’t seem ready to overturn Roe, but Texas ruling suggests 5 other conservatives may be
When it comes to mainstream politics, I’d say there are two priorities right now. One is preventing the Reaganites and neocons from making a full comeback on the right, and the other is preventing a full totalitarian humanist takeover from the left. The optimal situation is one where […]
For the neocons it’s always 1939, and for the left, it’s always Salem of 1690. By Banned Hipster Steve Sailer writes about the KKKrazy Glue that holds the various racial groups of the left together, pretending to believe that the Nazi party and the Ku Klux Klan actually […]
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff are joined by author Vivek Ramaswamy to discuss the problems with woke capital and why the left and right should be concerned.
By Damon Linker, The Week What if the polarization of American politics and rise of right-wing populism in the Republican Party are a function of rural parts of the country becoming more like the historic South? That is the surprising suggestion of Will Wilkinson in a fruitfully provocative […]
Team Rising discuss the role the January 6 Capital riots will play during the 2022 midterm elections.
Alyssa Farah details how politically trying times bring out the best in Americans.
The Antifa is one of the few armies that consistently loses battles even when they outnumber the enemy 6 to 1. A group of antifa were saved by police after they were beaten and forced to retreat at a violent left vs right protest in Modesto, Calif. on […]
I have written before about why I am not a “conservative.” With all due respect to serious intellectual conservatives like my friends at the Charlemagne Institute, about 99% of American-style conservatives are the political equivalent of Joel Osteen fans even in their better moments. I could make an […]
How shitlib narratives are slandering anti-imperialist and working class-oriented leftists as fascists.
By Thomas L. Knapp, Garrison Center “President Joe Biden continues to humiliate the United States,” Joseph Klein whines at neoconservative rag FrontPageMag, “by letting the Taliban terrorists dictate the terms of his surrender.” Furthermore, writes Klein, “the president is clearly willfully blind to ISIS in Afghanistan being a long-term […]
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 […]
Derrick Jensen, Todd Lewis, and I discuss the increasing instability and erratic nature of the modern left.
Briahna Joy Gray, host of Bad Faith podcast, discusses the connection between wealth and corruption.
More drama from Portland. What could possibly go wrong? By Alex Zielinski Portland Mercury As Portland prepares to take on the familiar role as a battlefield for far-right groups brawling with antifascist counter-protesters this Sunday, city leaders are relying on the possibility that attendees will “choose love.” During […]