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

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Christina Hoff Sommers on the Google Memo

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).

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

On Charlottesville: A Conversation with Keith Preston

More than any other recent conflict in current affairs that I can recall, the Unite the Right rally and subsequent clash in Charlottesville have been immensely difficult to find objective, unbiased accounts and explanations of. The mainstream media have proven to be intent on sensationalising and stupefying the incident, whilst reports on the left and… Continue reading On Charlottesville: A Conversation with Keith Preston

The Strange Death of the Alt-Right

When I first became aware of the term 'alt-right', only about a year ago, I couldn't put my finger on exactly what it meant. It seemed to represent various unrelated or semi-related tendencies that gave the impression that they formed more than the sum of their parts. An unintentional coalition of┬áTrump supporters and Republican dissidents,… Continue reading The Strange Death of the Alt-Right

Interview with Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is an independent writer and researcher that I became aware of through an address he gave to the Libertarian Alliance titled 'The Libertarian Moment.' He has his own blog, The Libertarian Ideal ('for secession, decentralism, mutualism and organic tradition'), through which he espouses his unique and varied philosophical, political and economic views. Chris… Continue reading Interview with Chris Shaw

Trump’s Third Statement on Charlottesville

To put things into perspective, I should say right from the start that I am not a Trump admirer. While I don't believe that his presidency has turned out to be the disaster that I anticipated prior to the election, I still consider him to be a loose cannon that was too inexperienced and under-qualified… Continue reading Trump’s Third Statement on Charlottesville

Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)

For the last few weeks I've been holidaying with my partner in Tobago, and have only caught wind of the 'Unite the Right' march and the Charlottesville conflict passingly through popular media. I'm going to do a lot more research in the coming days, but for now I'd like to record some of my preliminary… Continue reading Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)

Big Narstie: Casual anti-PC champion

So Big Narstie, UK grime MC, faced criticism for the part he took in an Oxford debate recently. Cannot lie, it was rather silly. Not only did it not make any sense whatsoever, it was short, unprepared, and the humour wasn't up to his usual standard. I feel like he got off on the wrong… Continue reading Big Narstie: Casual anti-PC champion