Monthly Archives: June 2017

Historical Myths Part 4/∞: The Boston Tea Party Was a Protest Against High Taxes

The story goes something like this: In the mid 18th century, the British Empire abused its power over its American colonies and saddled the colonists with heavy taxes. After the taxes on tea were again increased in 1773, the colonists … Continue reading

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Against Revolution

Popular culture is filled with positive depictions of rebellion against oppressive governments and other power structures: Star Wars, Braveheart, V for Vendetta, Hunger Games, etc. Rebellion makes for a nice underdog story and provides an easy justification for our beleaguered … Continue reading

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The Voice of Europe – Episode 156 – Even kids are figuring it out

Today, as on most Fridays, I’m co-hosting the Internet radio show The Voice of Europe, alongside Lucian Vâlsan and James Huff. Join us as we discuss gender relations and sexual politics in Europe from a pro-male and anti-feminist perspective. Tonight’s … Continue reading

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On Materialism

Capitalism is frequently accused of making people materialistic, of focusing their attention away from spiritual and idealistic matters and towards the pursuit of material wealth. It cannot be denied that modern Westerners spend an awful lot of time and effort … Continue reading

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Don‘t Underestimate the Utility of Shame

The modern social justice movement is very concerned about shaming, particularly with “slut shaming” and “fat shaming,” i.e. behaviour that makes people ashamed of sexual promiscuity and obesity. Two notions seem to be contained in the vehement opposition to slut … Continue reading

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The Voice of Europe Episode 155 – Sverige, JA!

Today, as on most Fridays, I’m co-hosting the Internet radio show The Voice of Europe, alongside Lucian Vâlsan and James Huff. Join us as we discuss gender relations and sexual politics in Europe from a pro-male and anti-feminist perspective. Tonight’s … Continue reading

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The Non-Aggression Principle Part 2/3 – A Conclusion, Not an Axiom

Back in the 1960s and 70s, when libertarianism was a newly emerging ideology, many libertarians used the term “non-aggression axiom,” rather than the now more common “non-aggression principle” (NAP). This was not just a terminological issue, but also had an … Continue reading

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State Schools Are About Propaganda

Why do modern states provide free state schools? The obvious answer – that education is important and should therefore be provided to everyone – can’t be right. After all, food is even more important than education, yet governments generally leave … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – George Orwell on Economic Competition

The trouble with competitions is that somebody wins them. This brilliant quote is taken from George Orwell’s review of Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and situated in a discussion of monopoly. Orwell contends that free market competition leads to … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Hideous Strength

Literature, at its best, is an exploration of the human condition which lays bare deep truths about life and human nature that cannot easily be put into plain language. By this standard, C. S. Lewis‘ 1945 science fiction novel That … Continue reading

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