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The Shock of Victory

This is a 2009 article from the late anarchist anthropologist David Graeber, who died last year,  and who was probably as influential as any anarchist in the 21st century so far. I am posting this because the third section of this piece, the discussion of anarchism in the […]

Our Neo-Feudal Future

By Joel Kotkin America has only a limited feudal past, the plantation aristocracy of the antebellum South and the enormous class chasms of the Gilded Age being pretty much our only examples. Yet today—after decades of social mobility, a digital revolution that was supposed to empower individuals everywhere, […]

A Queer Anarcho-Christmas Carol

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley The following is the Gospel according to Nicky Reid, a ranting, genderfuck, lesbian, Christopagan anarchist from the 21st Century. Like all religious propaganda, it is loosely based on a hot mess of new age folklore, revisionist history, pharmacological […]

Third Worldizing America

The weakening of the American regime provides many opportunities for anti-imperialist struggles and the creation of startup societies now that the global hegemon is in decline, and the domestic regime is experiencing decline as well. Meanwhile, I suspect the long-term effect of recent anti-police uprisings will be a […]

Pathologized Totalitarianism 101

CJ Hopkins, Consent Factory Pathologized Totalitarianism 101 So, GloboCap has crossed the Rubicon. The final phase of its transformation of society into a pathologized-totalitarian dystopia, where mandatory genetic-therapy injections and digital compliance papers are commonplace, is now officially underway. On November 19, 2021, the government of New Normal […]

The Enemy of My Enemy

This is a pretty good critique/overview of “national conservatism” but it fails to point out the most important thing about it, which is that national conservatism is the latest neocon front movement. Notice that two of the movement’s leading intellectuals are a (likely) Pahlavist and an actual Israeli […]

The American Monster Machine

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley America likes to think of itself like Van Helsing in a world full of monsters; a rogue vigilante republic cursed with the responsibility to protect the weak and the downtrodden from the forces of evil with it’s superpowers. […]

Against Overproduction

by Don Fitz [This is the final part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz carried in Green Social Thought (GST) and ZNet.  The first portion consisted of two articles by Pollin which originally appeared in Truthout on 7/3/21 and 6/10/21.  The second portion was a […]

The Importance of James Burnham

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 […]

Twenty Years of 9/11

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It’s been twenty years since 9/11 but it feels more like twenty years of 9/11. That’s probably because an entire industrial complex has been constructed around a concerted effort to keep those wounds fresh and harvest the anguish […]


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 […]

The American Dream of Secession

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Do you smell that, dearest motherfuckers? Secession is in the air and not just among freaky anarchists like me. From coast to coast, from border to border, Americans of all stripes, shades and sizes are openly discussing and […]

Which Model of Pan-Secession is Best?

My guess is that the constituents for pan-secession will include conservatives who do not feel they can ever win under the current system but do not want to go down the road of overt authoritarianism, liberals and leftists who have a “better off without them” attitude toward conservatives, […]