Trump Abandons His Base

The tweet by the convert to Orthodox Judaism, Ivanka Trump, when she had learned that her father was bombing Syria, was “Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity.” She was referring to the sarin gas attack that the U.S. government says that it can prove had been perpetrated by […]

When America’s Progressives Pay Lip Service to Imperialism

“Neoliberals, Neocons, Corporate media, a.k.a. “Progressives” are praising Trump for the illegal airstrike against Syria, uniformly calling for more war, and vociferously attacking all those opposing war. Many figures who opposed Bush’s war making have become totally ‘controlled puppets’ who say and do what they are ordered to do—regardless of consistency with past views and […]

Ayn Rand Reconsidered: Jon Rappoport

The one glaring problem in her work is the overall effect of her hammering mercilessly on behalf of freedom and the individual—after 400 pages, her prose takes on a programmatic aspect. It grips the reader with iron. The moral imperative to be free replaces the exhilaration of being free. On the other hand, she obviously […]

The Republican Charade: Clyde Wilson

I want to take a look at this strange institution we know as the Republican party and the course of its peculiar history in the American regime. The peculiar history both precedes and continues after Lincoln, although Lincoln is central to the story. It is fairly easy to construct an ideological account of the Democratic […]

Taxation is Theft!

Most Americans, whether neo-liberal or neo-conservative, Democrat or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. They criticize their political leaders, but one must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of the people who elected them to office. That means they are all to blame for greater […]