The Coming Property and Freedom Talks

The Property and Freedom annual meet occurred just a few days ago. A page on the Property and Freedom website from December 2016 boasts an intriguing line-up, reproduced below, although I have no idea if this reflects the final list of those that addressed the conference. Keep an eye out on the Property and Freedom… Continue reading The Coming Property and Freedom Talks

Herbert Marcuse and the Tolerance of Repression (Keith Preston)

Here's a really thought-provoking discussion of Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt School. As somebody that's pretty caught up in the culture wars, I have been wondering recently if the Frankfurt School should be reconsidered. While I admire the work of thinkers like William S. Lind (the first half of this article is modelled on Lind's… Continue reading Herbert Marcuse and the Tolerance of Repression (Keith Preston)

Nietzsche Speaks! On Anti-Semitism

A very curious passage from Beyond Good and Evil, which not only invalidates the ill-considered prejudices of those that would misappropriate Nietzsche's work, but also derides the crude manners and attributes of the philosophes of national-socialism more wholly, historic and contemporary.   "What Europe owes to the Jews?—Many things, good and bad, and above all… Continue reading Nietzsche Speaks! On Anti-Semitism

When Does Tradition Become Tyranny? (Isaac Morehouse)

To harmonise the creative and exploratory virtues of unbounded liberty with the wisdom and resilience of tradition is the task of every great libertarian thinker. In his essay Beyond Conservatism: Reclaiming the Radical Roots of Libertarianism, Keith Preston offers some sobering thoughts on the subject: "There are numerous areas of life where people live by… Continue reading When Does Tradition Become Tyranny? (Isaac Morehouse)

Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not Incompatible (Godfrey Bloom)

Godfrey Bloom gives a great speech to the Traditional Britain Group (2014), regarding the natural congruence of libertarianism and traditionalism. Say what you will about the sporadic, less than savoury outbursts that he's infamous for (and there is indeed plenty to say), his grasp of the English legal tradition, and how British liberty is inseparable… Continue reading Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not Incompatible (Godfrey Bloom)

Something I Forgot

A belated mourning on my part. My heart goes out to all those affected by the 9/11 terror attacks. I have faith that the guilty will pay for their crimes. This time last year, Jeremy Corbyn came under fire for supposedly "trying to score points," but I think his condolences were worded just right, so… Continue reading Something I Forgot

Bakunin Speaks! Power Corrupts the Best

Bakunin offers his thoughts on the thorny problems of power, government and democracy. Written in 1867, retrieved from The Anarchist Library. "The State is nothing else but this domination and exploitation regularised and systemised. We shall attempt to demonstrate it by examining the consequence of the government of the masses of the people by a… Continue reading Bakunin Speaks! Power Corrupts the Best

Sean Gabb on State Censorship and Corporate Censorship

A short and interesting discussion on censorship at a state and corporate level. I tend to hear more left-wingers like Chomsky talking about corporate censorship and the problems of limited liability, so it's interesting to hear the perspective of a more conservative-minded libertarian. Find the original post with full manuscript here

There is a Conversation to be Had

I woke up this morning to find Piers Morgan clashing vehemently with some upstart columnist fighting yet again for the removal of a historical monument, this time Nelson's column, erected to commemorate the British victory against Napoleon in 1805. Piers Morgan can be inconsistent and opportunist, no doubt, but when he's on, he's dead on.… Continue reading There is a Conversation to be Had