An excellent article on how illiberal weeds can grow from sectarian cracks in libertarian circles. "Today marks the 80th anniversary of then-aspiring tyrant Mao Tse-tung’s “Combat Liberalism.” In that short pamphlet Mao outlines eleven ways that liberal attitudes might manifest themselves within an anti-liberal revolutionary movement like his. Broadly, Mao characterizes the liberal attitude as… Continue reading Combat Illiberalism (Jason Lee Byas)
An interesting discussion of the premises of Marx that were not necessarily incorrect. Tom Woods expounds on an article written by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, who picks out five foundational statements on Marxism, explains in what way they're right, and how Marx distorted those truths and made them incoherent.
Whenever one comments critically upon Owen Jones, there seems to be a courteous compulsion to interject, "he's a nice lad, but..." or "...but he does seem like a nice guy." Whether this is his boyish young looks (he's actually in his mid thirties) or the friendly approach he sometimes takes with political opponents that he… Continue reading Fraudsters of Free Speech Part I: Owen Jones
This is not intended as an article, but as a page to link-in from my about me page to update the scant introduction I wrote when I first set up the blog. This is an updated declaration of the various influences that coalesce to form my philosophical-political outlook, for anybody that's interested. PRIMARY INFLUENCES… Continue reading My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers
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
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
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)
My favourite feminist gives her take on the James Damore and the Google Memo affair whilst avoiding culture war rhetoric (something I've been guilty of lately).