A lot of culture war crap seems to me to be mostly a battle between the CIA Left and the FBI Right. Robby Soave examines the role of undercover FBI officers in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
By Jan Olof Bengtsson History of European Ideas 26 (2000) 127–142 Book reviews Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the origins of radical social theory Warren Breckman, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; 1999, 335pp.The well-known theme in modernist and postmodernist literature of the dissolution of what was perceived by radicals […]
Jen Pan speaks with Ted Boettner of the Ohio River Valley Institute about the importance of unions for creating a basis of solidarity for progressive politics in places like West Virginia, how Democrats have abandoned working class voters in the state, and the importance of factoring in the […]
By Paul Gottfried, American Mind The Left’s support for civil liberties has always been contingent on its own relative strength or weakness. In a thoughtful commentary on “The New Normal and the Assault on Reason,” Glenn Ellmers makes this historical observation: For several centuries, at least since John […]
By Peter R. Quiñones This will be short but it’s a simple way to look at the political culture in the United States (and probably most of Europe as well). If I told you a common tactic of the Left is to demonize any opinion to the Right […]
What Nicky describes here is a perfect summary of what is wrong with today’s “Left.” ATS was created in part to challenge the hegemony of what might be called the “anti-iconoclastic left.” Most of today’s “leftists” are actually late 19th century/early 20th century progressives, only they have done […]
Understanding the Divide Between Social Justice Advocates and the Left-Leaning “Anti-Woke” Community
The more pervasive totalitarian humanism has become, the more there has been a pushback, not only from the right but from the left. Hence, the emergence of opposition to totalitarian humanism on the Left. The development of a “left-wing anti-totalitarian humanism” is what I have been hoping would […]
By Jeff Salzman In this episode, I discuss a terrific essay I stumbled upon that brings an integral sensibility to a new cultural emergent: the differentiation of the political left into “woke” and “anti-woke” ideologies.. Cultural evolution proceeds through a process of 1) differentiating and 2) integrating. […]
An actual Communist explains where the present-day Western Left originates from.
Rothbard’s classic. By Murray N. Rothbard Note A classic article in which Rothbard denonce the move by the political and cultural right in support of militarism, police power, and the corporate state. This is relevant today as when it was written. Source: Ramparts, VI, 4, June 15, 1968. […]
By William P. Meyers, iii Publishing This essay is inspired by a lifetime of trying to sort through the lies told by my fellow human beings. And by hearing some news reporting saying Harry Reid was “lying in state.” Thinking: why not, he was a politician, he lied […]
By Samuel Goldman, The Week It’s not just ‘wokeness’ and social media. It’s order, fairness, and basic governance. What’s wrong with conservatives? The question has dominated prestige media since Donald Trump emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2016, and especially since his campaign of election […]
By Peter R. Quiñones I hope that you understand, or are at least beginning to, that the radical Left is not going to stop. Many people have pointed out that their belief in equity for all, which really means the destruction of the status quo and the lifting […]
By Paul Gottfried, Chronicles Two years ago, Gracy Olmstead, a journalist who writes on farming and farming communities, partnered with Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) to compose a list of those whom she and the Institute view as “conservatives.” Of the now deceased figures who appear on Olmstead’s list, […]
A reader asks: In the case of the fascist movement in Italy, several early founders were Marxists, so the connection between fascism and a (relatively) developed industrial society may be mostly due to the intellectual crisis among Marxists like Mussolini, who were psychologically impacted by nationalism during WWI. […]
After a week of dominating headlines — from Politico speculation about a 2024 run, to the New York Times Sunday Style’s two page spread — Marianne Williamson revisits Bad Faith podcast to talk about progressive electoral strategy, the future of the Forward Party, the left’s spiritual void and […]
By Sean Gabb (16th January 2022) Before deleting it all, I have just skimmed the contents of my junk folder. One of the messages is from the Bruges Group, and is New Year greetings from the 2nd January. The message from Barry Legg, a former Conservative Member of […]
I don’t agree with the rosy view of Communism held by these folks, but their discussion of the role of intelligence services in creating a faux left is interesting, along with their on-the-money discussion of intra-ruling class divisions. The main thing that is missing from their analysis is […]
Is it time for a 3rd party challenger in 2024? Last week, Politico reported that several major progressive voices are confident that there will be a left challenger to Joe Biden. Jeff Weaver, Bernie’s 2016 campaign manager, said it’s a given, and names like Nina Turner and Marianne […]
The Signal Why are voters across Latin America rejecting right-wing authoritarian populists? Amy Erica Smith on economic inequality, cultural backlash, and a shifting anger with elites. Right-wing authoritarian populists have been building power and rolling back democracy around the world for more than a decade. From Donald Trump in […]
This is a discussion between Yaron Brook and Yoram Hazony. Yaron Brook argues for individualism and capitalism. Yoram Hazony argues that individualism is an incomplete philosophy and argues for conservatism. This segment is the last exchange of the debate.
By giovannifascio Futurism My political journey has been abnormal compared to most people I’ve met in the online “Third Position” community. So I’ll start by divulging a bit about my background. When I was 15 or 16 I heard The Feeding of the 5000 by Crass for the […]
By Damon Linker, The Week How an unlikely hope led to a dark new radicalism among the right’s intelligentsia. Much has been written about the transformation of the GOP over the past several years from the party of Ronald Reagan to the party of Donald Trump and his […]
For those people who wonder why Vaush and people like him call other Fascists: “The intellectual forces of the workers and peasants are growing and getting stronger in their fight to overthrow the bourgeoisie and their accomplices, the educated classes, the lackeys of capital, who consider themselves the […]
By Peter R. Quinones I have a few confidantes who contact me for private discussion or send me articles, etc. I was sent an excerpt from a Washington Examiner piece titled, “Archaeology of Freedom,” by Geoff Shullenberger, which looks into the question many have asked: what happened to […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Terminal Philosophy and Swithun Dobson to discuss the current lack of new and creative ideas to deal with the problems of modern 21st century America.
This is an interesting piece by two centrist neocons who discuss the infiltration of Trumpism by right-neocons. There seems to have been a genuine split in neocon circles over how to respond to Trumpism. There are those like Kristol, French, Will, Brooks, Frum, the Kagans, Goldberg, and Hayes […]
Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley sees January 6, 2021 as part of a history of fascist impulses in American politics. This is the focus of his book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.” His latest article in The Guardian is titled “America is now in […]
Ben Burgis is the author of the upcoming book: Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters, as well as the host of “Give Them An Argument” on YouTube. His previous book Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left was […]
Clip from the recent #EwoksUTheoryClub with Noah talking about how BreadTube discourages their viewers for having a solid grasp of Marxist theory in order to lead them towards Anti-Communism.
By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times The crypto market’s inevitable crash will pull America’s politics in an even scarier direction. Making predictions about looming social and political catastrophes is a dicey business, because most of the exciting things in history did not happen predictably. You can try to […]
The Center for a Stateless Society political compass test is one of the best there is. These are my results. I’m fairly consistently anarchist, although as with all of these tests the answers I would give to some of the questions are a bit relative to context.
So says my political compass test. Take the quiz here.
By Stephen Marche Foreign Policy A significant portion of Americans seek the destruction of political authority. What if they succeed? The unimaginable has become reality in the United States. Buffoonish mobs desecrating the U.S. Capitol building, tanks parading down the streets of Washington, running battles between protesters and […]
By AntiBoomerEquation ProphetBattlestone’s Amysterium Joseph de Maistre and Society Red in Tooth and Claw Joseph de Maistre is one of the greatest thinkers of the right in history. Not a reactionary, he is rather a realist on the bloody nature of sovereignty and nature in general. He (like […]
By Damon Linker The Week As a liberal centrist, I’m used to taking heat from both sides of our political and cultural divides. When I criticize progressive “woke” trends, the left lashes back. And when I take aim at intensifying anti-democratic derangement among rank-and-file Republicans, the right retaliates. […]
The Vanguard is bringing lively conversations to the left and platforming independent voices with ideas on the “vanguard” of modern leftist thought and politics.
Daniel Francisco is a former executive director for Project Veritas and is now a city councilman in Englishtown NJ and is running for congress out of the 4th district Pete invited Daniel on to talk about various subjects including his gun rights activism, trying to red-pill the Right […]
St. Petersburg, Florida councilmember-elect Richie Floyd breaks down what it takes for progressives and democratic socialists to win in red and purple states.
Krystal makes the case for why the Left needs to start preparing for a primary of Joe Biden in 2024 even though he is the Democratic incumbent and the 2022 midterms are right around the corner
Breadtuber throws himself into pursuits he just recently found about and never before thought of or cared for with the intensity of a professional flamenco dancer, with such enthusiasm that one cannot help but be confused by their level of emotional investment. But if you dig a little […]
Caleb Maupin is a widely acclaimed speaker, writer, journalist, and political analyst. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and in Latin America. He was involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement from its early planning stages, and has been involved many struggles for social justice. He […]
See Rothbard’s article on “Big Government Libertarians.”
Christopher Lynn Hedges is an American journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. He has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) and reported from more than fifty countries. Hedges […]
By Gary Galles Mises Institute As a libertarian, I have long objected to being characterized on a left-right political spectrum (as with studies of political affiliations that group libertarians with republicans or conservatives on the right). In response to inquiries about where I fit in that framework, over […]
By VERONIQUE DE RUGY Reason For decades, libertarians have focused on illiberalism coming from the political left. But authoritarianism has taken root among many conservatives across the world. At the eve of a new year, it’s traditional to make a resolution or two. I have no such list […]
By Bonnie Kristian, The Week This article is part of The Week‘s 20th anniversary section, looking back at how the world has changed since our first issue was published in April 2001. Saint Paul considered himself an “apostle to the Gentiles” though he did not number among them, […]
By AntiBoomerEquation Prophet Battlestone’s Amysterium Those who put any effort into studying historical fascism will know that it was associated with syndicalism (worker self-management of industries) and corporatism (as in medieval or Roman society, where the different orders have representation on government and self regulation of affairs). It […]
From Freeman Behind the Wall.
Watch Part 1 here.