Totalitarian Humanism vs Greece

Article by Ioannis Kolovos. —————————————————————————————————– The people who organized and supported the occupation of the Law School building, be they members of parliamentary parties or not (some of them were, some others were not), are ideologically fixated to a neo-communist worldview. Not only do they not support the […]

Why the Left Won't Stop the Wars

Penetrating critique of what the Left is really about by Anthony Gregory. —————————————————————————————————— A straw poll from August 2009, half a year into Obama’s reign, said it all. Stanley Greenberg polled attendees to the Netroots Nation gathering of progressive bloggers, giving them a list of political issues and […]

Future jobs won’t support decent living standard: Report

Bad news on the economic front. ——————————————————————————————————- To calculate this “economic security” income, the study’s authors certainly didn’t assume a lavish lifestyle. They considered basic needs–housing, food, utilities, health care, child-care, and transportation–plus the cost of modest saving for retirement and a small surplus for emergencies. (At at […]

The Great Alexander Cockburn

A hilarious and penetrating take down of the pro-war Left. ————————————————————————————————— Everything is out of proportion. Qaddafi is scarcely the acme of monstrosity conjured up by Obama or Mrs. Clinton or Sarkozy. In four decades, Libyans have gone from being among the most wretched in Africa, to considerable […]

“Renegade History” Against the “Respectable” Bosses

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————— In his A Renegade History of the United States, variously described as “ultrarevisionist” and “contrarian,” “trouble-maker” Thaddeus Russell explodes the myth that America’s Founding Fathers were libertarian defenders of the “personal freedom” of the individual. His is an American narrative that amends previous […]

Gonna Raise Hell…

This is what was going on in the street outside my residence last night. Watch the footage. If only people could get as excited about attacking the system as they do about a basketball game…. Gonna Raise Hell

The State's Money Trees

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————— For the world’s ruling classes, primed for the latest G20 summit this week, the seemingly colorless niceties of monetary policy have become the topmost theme of debate. And while the villains of the political class characterize monetary decisions as the technical and politically-neutral […]

Progressives Need to Rethink the Corporate Income Tax

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————- Liberal and progressive online journals over the past week or so have been buzzing — rightfully so — about the recent revelation that General Electric paid no corporate income tax at all in 2010. According to a recent GAO report, about a quarter […]

War! What is it good for?

Article by James Clingman. Hat tip to Miles Joyner at the American Revolutionary Vanguard Facebook page. ————————————————————————————- That question was posed in a song by Edwin Starr during an earlier generation, and we are asking that same question now. Well, it’s good for raising the price of oil, […]

Nepal: Identity Politics and Federalism

An interesting article that may well be relevant to the future of American politics. ———————————————————————————————————- Federal restructuring of the state has emerged as a major demand of ethnic and regional activists in Nepal. The debate about it is extremely politicised. Federalism is not simply the decentralisation of political […]

Thaddeus Russell. A Renegade History of the United States

Book review by Kevin Carson. This looks to be a great book. ———————————————————————————————————- Unlike many dissident histories of the United States, which attempt to portray racial minorities, sexual subcultures and subordinate classes as “worthy victims” in terms of the social mores of the white middle class, Thaddeus Russell […]

A Community Organizer Goes to War

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————– Why is this small civil war in a North African desert country America’s war? The White House will not even concede America is at war. And understandably so. For that would trigger follow-up questions. If we are at war with Libya, who started […]

Our America Last Financial Policy

Article by Kevin DeAnna. —————————————————————————————————- What a surprise! It has been revealed that the Federal Reserve, which has been fighting to conceal the beneficiaries of its billion dollar bailouts, gave most of the money to banks overseas, including a company part owned by the Central Bank of Libya. […]

The Next America

Article by Ronald Brownstein. ——————————————————————————————————- The next America is arriving ahead of schedule. And it could rattle assumptions about the coming presidential election. Last week’s release of national totals from the 2010 census showed that the minority share of the population increased over the past decade in every […]

Where Obama’s White Vote Matters Less in 2012

Article from the National Journal. —————————————————————————————————– In the map and chart below, National Journal projects the percentage of the white vote that President Obama will need to carry an individual state in 2012. The baseline simulation makes two key assumptions. First, that Obama captures as much of the […]

“Libyan Rebels” Create Central Bank, Oil Company

Article by Alex Newman in The New American. —————————————————————————————————– s analysts debate possible motives behind President Obama’s United Nations-backed military intervention in Libya, one angle that has received attention in recent days is the rebels’ seemingly odd decision to establish a new central bank to replace dictator Muammar […]

The Drums of Wars

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————– In a speech addressing the strafing of Libya by the United States and its allies, President Obama said that the failure to act “would have been a betrayal of who we are,” that a massacre in the country would have “stained the conscience […]

Libya and the Obama Cult

Article by Justin Raimondo. —————————————————————————————————— Like all US wars since the Revolution, this one is about the internal politics of the US, rather than a real external threat to our security. The Clintonian wing of the Democratic party is determined to regain power, and Hillary’s push for war […]

The New Colonialism

Article by Paul Craig Roberts. ———————————————————————————————— What we are observing in Libya is the rebirth of colonialism. Only this time it is not individual European governments competing for empires and resources. The new colonialism operates under the cover of “the world community,” which means NATO and those countries […]

Illiberal Islam

An immensely important article from Michael Scheuer in The American Conservative. ——————————————————————————————————— The Arab world’s unrest has brought forth gushing, rather adolescent analysis about what the region will look like a year or more hence. Americans have decided that these upheavals have everything to do with the advent […]

Why Did the Industrial Revolution Happen?

Interesting article on economic history from Gary North. ————————————————————————————————— The economic historian Gregory Clark summarizes a remarkable fact. . . . there is no sign of any improvement in material conditions for settled agrarian societies as we approach 1800. There was no gain between 1800 BC and AD […]

My Dinner with Vilfredo Pareto

Scott Locklin discusses the great sociologist. —————————————————————————————————— Vilfredo Pareto was arguably the greatest economist of the 1800s and possibly the greatest social scientist of all time. He was one of the first to suggest applying the cold hand of mathematics to what was previously a liberal art rather […]

You Say Anarchy Like It’s a Bad Thing

Thomas Knapp challenges the great William S. Lind. ——————————————————————————————————- Writing in The American Conservative, William Lind bemoans the tendency revealed by current upheavals in the Middle East. “[T]he worst possible outcome … is the disintegration of states and their replacement either by statelessness — as we see in […]

The Real Terrorists

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————— Reporting on the “death toll for a grisly hostage situation” that began on Tuesday (March 29) in Iraq, the Associated Press counts 57 dead and 98 wounded. “Gunmen wearing explosives belts,” says the AP, seized a government building in the Iraqi province of […]

Democracy: The Problem

Review of Alain de Benoist by Alex Kurtagic. ————————————————————————————————— De Benoist begins by problematising this taken-for-granted term, democracy, and by showing that it is, and has been, used very loosely, cynically, imprecisely, disingenuously, and outright deceptively, to describe just about any system of government, from direct democracies to […]

You Lie, Mr. President

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————– Given the routine misery and oppression the governments of the world inflict on their subjects as a matter of course, the opportunity for fresh interventions by the Forces of Goodness & Light is effectively unlimited. In cheerleading Obama’s Libyan adventure, the President’s supporters […]

Libyan War Will Last a Long Time

Stephen Walt interviewed by Scott Horton. Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University and co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, discusses the liberal interventionists and neoconservatives uniting in support of war in Libya; how the mission to protect Libyan civilians almost immediately […]

Racial Tests in Dayton

Article by Walter Williams. ————————————————————————————————- One of the requirements to become a Dayton, Ohio police officer is to successfully pass the city’s two-part written examination. Applicants must correctly answer 57 of 86 questions on the first part (66 percent) and 73 of 102 (72 percent) on the second […]

In Leviathan's Shadow

Article by Mark Hackard. —————————————————————————————————— It is fitting that the initial phase of the U.S. attack on Libya was overshadowed in the media by college basketball finals, popularly and quite appropriately known as March Madness. Wars, akin to dated sitcom reruns, have no hope for ratings share considering […]

The Ideology of the Ruling Class

Article from Claes Ryn from 2005. Ryn was discussing the Bushies, of course, but the same analysis applies to the present neocon-liberal alliance. —————————————————————————————————— The French Jacobins were followers of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who argued, “man was born free, but he is everywhere in chains.” For men to be […]

Question Time? Indeed, It Is!

Posted at MRDA’s Inferno. —————————————————————————————————— Shame that some folk failed to get the memo… Watching Question Time on Thursday, I hadta roll my eyes at the moralistic endorsements of UN military intervention in Libya; Baroness Warsi‘s She-Ra fantasies of saving the poor Libyans from “the dictator killing his […]

Social science and the Libyan adventure

Article by Stephen Walt. ——————————————————————————————————- But when foreign interveners oust an existing ruler and impose a wholly new government (which is what we are trying to do in Libya), the likelihood of civil war more than triples. Why? According to Downes, because deposing an existing regime and bringing […]

Beware of Humanitarians with Bombs

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————— If the Libyan people want an illustration of what will result from allowing the U.S. government any voice in how their postwar society is reconstructed, they need look no further than the work of Bremer’s CPA in Iraq. A modern prophet Samuel could […]

The Return of the Return of Anarchism

Article by Thomas Knapp. ————————————————————————————————– [A]n ideological philosophy and political movement that had been thought of as a dusty oddity, a relic of the late 19th century, has returned to the fore,” writes Abe Greenwald in Commentary. Worse yet, opines Greenwald, this return is fraught with “enough consequence […]

China Moves To Save Libyan Leader As Russia Warns Of ‘All Out War’

Article from the European Union Times. Will a new Cold War pit B-R-I-C against the Anglo-American-Zionist axis? ——————————————————————————————————- An “urgent” dispatch from Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) chief Mikhail Fradkov to President Medvedev that is circulating in the Kremlin today says that the Chinese warship Xuzhou is preparing […]

The truth behind the battle of Trafalgar Square March 26th 2011

An analysis of the event from a supposed actual participant. —————————————————————————————————- This is a accurate account of what really happened yesterday in Trafalgar Square by eyewitness accounts by myself and other people that were in the protest. You got a untrue account of the protesters by the mainstream […]

Libya, Libertarianism, and the Legacy of Lanny Friedlander

Interesting article on the history of libertarianism/anarcho-capitalism and its evolution since its inception in the 1960s. By Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————– So we are back art Square One, so to speak. In arriving at this point in history, when both mainstream liberals and the usual neoconservative suspects are united […]

Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe on the Impracticality of One-World Government and the Failure of Western-Style Democracy

Interview conducted by Anthony Wile. ————————————————————————————————— I’m not sure if conspiracy is still the right word, because in the meantime, thanks to people such as Carroll Quigley, for instance, much is known about what is going on. In any case, it is certainly true that there are such […]