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.
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)
You've probably already heard about this controversy by now, but in case you're unaware, Google scientist James Damore was recently fired for writing an internal memo titled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber', (politely) criticising Google's diversity measures and recommending alternatives for maximising career opportunities for the under-represented (especially women). The reason that this was so controversial… Continue reading The Google Diversity Memo is the Counter-Culture Manifesto We Need
As I've made quite clear in a previous text, I am opposed to the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign, and am opposed to the radical revision of history in general. It is not in spite of Rhodes' zealous attitude towards colonialism and his galling and excessive national and racial chauvinism that I make this stand, but… Continue reading Rhodes Must Stand
As a born again anti-communist, I cannot deny that I still find the Communist Manifesto to be a powerful, enchanting and intoxicating work. Although I now consider communism (in its Marxist manifestation, in contrast to nineteenth-century anarchist-communism which retrospectively might better be called something like anarchist-communalism) to be fundamentally corrupt - not just corrupt in… Continue reading Communism as Spectre (Introduction)
"The essence of the Marxian philosophy is this: We are right because we are the spokesmen of the rising proletarian class. Discursive reasoning cannot invalidate our teachings, for they are inspired by the supreme power that determines the destiny of mankind. Our adversaries are wrong because they lack the intuition that guides our minds. It… Continue reading Mises Elucidates the Marxian Philosophy