Political dialogue suffers mightily from a lack of categorizational clarity. This problem is attributable in part to the slipperiness of political concepts, which implicate and blend (often carelessly) the empirical, the historical, and the normative. To blame, too, is the cultural phenomenon of politics as entertainment or sport, team-rooting being more important than truth-finding or…
Sex Work Panic Is Squashing the Mardi Gras Spirit
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is known as a time of pure indulgence. Chasing down floats for beads, drinking until you puke, dancing your ass off, and flashing your tits are pretty much expected. So why, at a time when the rest of the community is partying in the streets, are there strippers marching through…
Lessons From My Narcissist Father: Kleptomania and the Boundaries of Need-Based Consumerism
The Cosmic Privilege
We Will Breathe the Ashes of the Dead for the Rest of Our Lives
On the Disease Theory of Fascism: Reply to Bevensee & Yershov
Emmi Bevensee & Logan Yershov’s “Free Speech Dreams and Fascist Memes” is probably the single most thoughtful and nuanced defense of violently disrupting fascist assembly. Of particular note is the way that it draws out something lingering implicit in most other defenses of that tactic. This is what I will call the “disease theory of…
Determining a Threat When You’re the Target: A Response to Several Authors
Is Narrative The Whole Point? A Response to Jason Lee Byas
On Antifa’s Critics
Fascism Today: What It Is And How To End It
There are numerous points in Shane Burley’s Fascism Today: What It Is And How To End It where I stopped, reread a passage, and with a little bit of shocked relief went “that is entirely accurate!” I don’t mean to damn with faint praise. In this last year’s stampede of everyone suddenly writing about fascism…
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Rothbard’s “Left & Right”
The Animals’ Freedom Fighter
Libertarian Municipalism: Networked Cities as Resilient Pla...
    View or download a PDF copy of Kevin Carson’s full C4SS Study: Libertarian Municipalism: Networked Cities as Resilient Platforms for Post-Capitalist Transition   We live in a time of terminal crisis for centralized institutions of all kinds, including the two most notable members of the genus: states and large corporations. Both a major cause…
Agency and Other Anarchist Themes In Paul Goodman’s Work
Deleuze, Guattari and Market Anarchism
Postmodern Philosophy and Market Anarchism: Allies or Enemies?