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Forced to be Free:
The Case for Paternalism

Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

626 words

Spanish translation here

Paternalism means treating people like children. Children lack the maturity and wisdom to make their own decisions. Thus they need parents — or people playing the paternal role — to tell them what to do and, on occasion, to force them to do it.

Most people have no problem with paternalism when dealing with actual children, as well as the retarded, the senile, and the insane. Read more …

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Why the State: A Response to Styx

2,304 words

The basic argument we’re dealing with goes like so:

1. The primary work that the New Right has before it is social and cultural (e.g., metapolitical).

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Me ne frego
Greg Johnson on Sargon, Nehlen, Bannon, & Trump

55 words / 1:48:39

Greg Johnson joins Fróði Midjord and Jonas De Geer on Me ne frego for a conversation about Sargon of Akkad’s debate with White Nationalism, what Paul Nehlen might be up to, Steve Bannon’s flameout, and what went wrong with the Trump administration.

Listen to “Me ne frego – episode 13 with Greg Johnson” on Spreaker.

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Answering Sargon of Akkad

92 words / 57:46

Responds to YouTube Skeptic Sargon of Akkad’s eight questions for White Nationalists. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio
Answering Sargon of Akkad

136 words / 57:46


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Millennial Woes leads Greg Johnson through YouTube Skeptic Sargon of Akkad’s eight questions for White Nationalists. Read more …

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Bring Back Prohibition!

2,593 words

We all know the story.

Maybe we heard it in our high school history class.

Maybe we went through a libertarian phase where it was repeated ad nauseam as an argument for legalizing marijuana, cocaine, meth, and other hardcore substances—even if you dislike the substances themselves and would rather see them disappear from the face of the Earth.

Maybe we even repeated it ourselves!  Read more …

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The Moral Poverty of Libertarianism

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Murray Rothbard

There’s an old-school form of libertarianism that draws from the work of figures like Ludwig van Beethoven, Selma Hayek, and RuPaul (sorry, I mean to say Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and Ron Paul). This form of libertarianism works from a reasonably comprehensive picture of what it is to be a human being. Rather than thoroughly replacing homo sapiens with homo economicus, it simply focuses on addressing itself to the economic realm of life; and it proposes that people out to support a strongly libertarian order because such is in their best practical interests.  Read more …

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Ruby Ridge, 25 Years On

Randy Weaver

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August 22nd will be the 25th anniversary of what is popularly called “Ruby Ridge.” Most readers my age or older will remember Ruby Ridge well, but it is possible there are some younger individuals reading this without that same cognizance of the events.

The name refers to a mountaintop in Northern Idaho where — in 1992 — a man named Randy Weaver and his family ended up in a prolonged, armed standoff with the federal government that ended in the death of his wife and 14-year-old son.  Read more …

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Greatness is the Unifying Value of the Right

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Given the Alt Right’s recent break from Donald Trump, this article may seem a little mistimed. However, I think there’s a deeper truth to explore here that is not contingent on the blowing winds of transient current events. Read more …

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We are All Egoists – and Why That’s a Good Thing

Artwork by KEKM8

2,690 words

Many of those who end up exploring the political fringe – particularly on the Right – end up obsessed with various forms of what might loosely be called egocentricity. In those of a libertarian bent, this usually expresses itself as an obsession with contrasting honorable “individualism” against slavish “collectivism.” Read more …

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