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Cowardice asks …

Cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? There comes a time when one … Continue reading

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On Lupe Fiasco and Voting

So, last night, Lupe Fiasco was apparently run off stage partway through an anti-war song,* which included anti-Obama rhetoric and had gone on for 30 minutes, where he was performing at an inauguration rally. Ta-Nehisi Coates mentions it and embeds … Continue reading

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The Institution of Marriage

Background: President Obama recently announced his support for gay marriage. And so there was much rejoicing among the Statist Left. Analysis: While I think Obama’s declaration in support of gay marriage should be applauded, it should be noted that it was … Continue reading

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On Ron Paul, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Civil War

In case anyone who follows political discussions at all has been totally living under a rock, there’s been an interwebs bru-ha-ha regarding the Ron Paul Question. Specifically, the question of whether liberals/progressives/leftists/etc. should support Ron Paul, or even dare to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Henry David Thoreau

It’s the dude’s 194th. birthday. The man Emma Goldman called “the great American anarchist” and the writer of a few classic little titles that any self-respecting anarchist should take a gander at. And I bet he would have been a … Continue reading

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Quick Hit: Scary Anarchists Actually Love Dogs, Work!

The Washington Post has a story up today about an anarchist dog walking collective: The seven people present belong to Brighter Days, a dog walkers’ collective founded on anarchist principles. Last year, the five-year-old business grossed more than $250,000. Its members … Continue reading

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On Somalia (Part One)

Some Background: I’ve noticed in casual statist critiques of anarchism that the charge of naivety or being “unrealistic” gets thrown around a lot. When asked for explanation, one is usually treated with a Hobbesian explanation of man’s state of nature, … Continue reading

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