Cultural Authoritarianism Breeds Political Authoritarianism. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-09-24).
Libertarians sometimes tend to focus on political freedom in isolation, and to view cultural authoritarianism (at least as long as the state isn't directly involved) as something libertarianism as such has nothing to say about. I believe this is a mistake. Cultural authoritarianism — such as occurs in the family,…(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Corvus Editions interview at Making Change. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-10-05).
Corvus Editions is among the projects featured on the Making Change blog, which covers Etsy artists "who create with a political/environmental/social agenda," and I'm sending some of my bottle-cap pins down to the Making Change store in Santa Monica, California. It's an interesting adjustment, trying to make my projects intelligible in…(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Solomon Burke, RIP. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-13).
Soul great Solomon Burke died at a Netherlands airport over the weekend. Burke is one of my favorite vocalists, so I'm going to indulge in a bit of appreciation. Depending on whom you believe, Burke was either 70, 72, 74. Given his 400+ pound frame, that he lived that long…(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Fatal Costco shooting: The family's view. Las Vegas Sun Stories: Opinion (2010-09-21).
My son, Erik Scott, was shot seven times by three Metro Police officers on July 10.(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-13.)
Committee Created to Review Coroner's Inquest System. mom_in_las_vegas, Las Vegas Anarchoblogs (2010-10-14).
Committee Created to Review Coroner’s Inquest SystemFrom the ACLU:All members of the public are invited to provide input to the committee, and we strongly encourage you make your voices heard.You can provide comments to the committee directly at a public meeting: * Monday, October 18, from 5 pm to 9…(Linked Thursday 2010-10-14.)
If You're Not an Extremist, You're Not Paying Attention. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-10-14).
If you follow U.S. cable news and mainstream editorial pages, you've probably learned that some arguments don't have to be answered. They just have to be quoted or paraphrased, with an eye roll, and summarily dismissed. So you get Keith Olbermann treating suggestions that the federal government might become tyrannical,…(Linked Thursday 2010-10-14.)
Much A-D'oh! About Nothing?: Banksy's opening for The Simpsons. Arturo, Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture (2010-10-14).
By Arturo R. García Most of the stories we've read about the now-infamous opening sequence prepared for The Simpsons by artist and documentary subject Banksy include a sentence along the lines of: The extended sequence was apparently inspired by reports the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a…(Linked Friday 2010-10-15.)
Flash Player: Real classy Adobe, bundling trialware with your… Adobe UI Gripes (2010-10-15).
Flash Player: Real classy Adobe, bundling trialware with your plugin to make a few measly bucks more off your users. Only companies who have stopped caring about their product and only care about squeezing more dollars out of their customers at all costs pull crap like this. More info on…(Linked Friday 2010-10-15.)
feministhulk: SO MUCH HEGEMONY TO SMASH, SO LITTLE TIME! HULK OFTEN RELY HEAVILY ON DAY PLANNER, THOUGH TRY TO STAY FLEXIBLE. Twitter / feministhulk (2010-09-01).
feministhulk: SO MUCH HEGEMONY TO SMASH, SO LITTLE TIME! HULK OFTEN RELY HEAVILY ON DAY PLANNER, THOUGH TRY TO STAY FLEXIBLE.(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-01.)
Concern About Police Secrecy = “Tilting at Windmills”? Radley Balko, Hit & Run (2010-09-01).
My column this week was about the continuing secrecy of Virginia’s largest police departments and the way the state’s law enforcement community is opposing efforts to make the departments even marginally more transparent. The journalist sounding the alarm about all of this is Michael Pope, who writes for Northern Virginia’s…(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-01.)
Can Preschoolers Think? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2010-09-02).
As I've said before, the NYT often shows up The Onion in terms of laughs. This week, the NYT featured an unintentionally funny article about preschool depression accompanied by even funnier photos: Kiran didn't seem like the type of kid parents should worry about. "He was the easy one," his…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Social Individualism and Solidarity. Darian Worden, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-08-26).
A functional libertarian political order will rise the strongest from fertile ground. To maximize individual liberty it is necessary to promote the best kind of individualism at all levels. Controversy over the building of various mosques and the Park 51 Islamic cultural center shows the influence of anti-Muslim sentiment on…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
New Anarchist Platformist archive. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-24).
Anarchism and the Platformist Tradition is a new archive with a nice collection of platformist texts, starting, naturally, with the 1926 Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft), but including both prior and subsequent contributions to the platformist tradition. Whether or not you ultimately agree with the approaches…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Practical support for microenterprise. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-24).
I’ve been featuring the 500 Friends of Reading Frenzy! Kickstarter project in the sidebar here since it was launched. It’s now in its last week for funding, and 75% on its way to a goal of $5000. Reading Frenzy is a remarkable operation: a tiny shop which has been able…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
E. Armand, "The Gulf" Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-08).
This short piece by Emile Armand appeared in Horace Traubel’s The Conservator in 1910. It’s an interesting piece to have appeared in a magazine dominated by the shadow of Walt Whitman—and an interesting example of Armand’s thought.THE GULFAll the societies of the vanguard—Social Democrats, revolutionaries of all shades, various communists—say…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
What is David Brooks for? der Blaustrumpf » What is David Brooks for? (2010-09-02). Vulture Economics (Cont’d): every mushroom cloud has a silver lining. (Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Some Hard Facts on Copyright. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-09-02).
I've referred to Nina Paley quite a bit in recent columns. Her song "Copying is Not Theft" and her Mimi and Eunice cartoons skewer the moral pretensions of the Copyright Nazis more effectively than just about anything I've seen. In a more serious vein, I just ran onto her interview…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
The Ruling Class. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-02).
Few essays attracted as much attention from right-wing readers this summer as "America's Ruling Class—and the Perils of Revolution," an extended argument that an incestuous social set "rules uneasily over the majority of Americans." Written by Angelo Codevilla of the Claremont Institute and first published in The American Spectator, this…(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
Spinster aunt casts jaundiced eye at popular television show. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-08-04).
Hollywood has long been recognized by the Global Cabal of Spinster Aunts as Ground Zero for American misogyny. Like everything that gurgles forth from that foul city, this Mad Men sensation that's sweeping the nation has many sicko antifeminist repercussions. Never heard of Mad Men? It's a "critically acclaimed" —…(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
Revolutionary Letter #4 by Diane di Prima. email@example.com, ARTHUR MAGAZINE (2010-08-29).
Revolutionary Letter #4 by Diane di Prima Left to themselves people grow their hair. Left to themselves they take off their shoes. Left to themselves they make love sleep easily share blankets, dope & children they are not lazy or afraid they plant seeds, they smile, they speak to one…(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)