New Word Order

Veiled Paradigms

Conspiracy is as natural as breathing. And since the struggles for advantage nearly always have a rhetorical strain, we believe that the systematic contemplation of them forces itself on the student of rhetoric. Indeed, of all the motives in Machiavelli, is not the most usable for us his attempt to transcend the disorders of his… Read more Veiled Paradigms

Politics as Pro-Wrestling

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Mencken, H.L. A Mencken Chrestomathy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956, p. 29 The winner of the last contest, a very powerful man, walks down the ramp to the deafening… Read more Politics as Pro-Wrestling

Democrazy: Democratic Fascism?

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for… Read more Democrazy: Democratic Fascism?

Nietzschean Libertarianism

Ernest Jones, a biographer of the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, said of Nietzsche that he “had more penetrating knowledge of himself than any other man who ever lived or was ever likely to live”. I find it difficult to categorize Nietzsche sometimes because he was so decidedly anti-system and went out of his way… Read more Nietzschean Libertarianism

Language & Liberty

Anomaly, Tea-O-Conned, and New Word Order warn against top-down, authoritarian attempts to détourn dissenters back into the fold. The good news is that despite some efforts to the contrary, there really is no “New Word Order” dictating meaning from the top down to us plebes. Now if only we can let our fellow humans know this!… Read more Language & Liberty

Social X

The attention of most libertarians seems to be easily directed at economic or political topics, but really there are a number of topics in other fields that warrant our concern as well. I wanted to bring up what I call “Social X”, i.e., social experiments. Understanding the implications of these experiments can become a form… Read more Social X

Defining Liberty

Alex Wissner-Gross, Harvard Ph.D. in physics, has developed an equation that may explain intelligence itself, which some libertarians may find very flattering: Intelligence is a physical process that seeks to “maximize future freedom of action and to avoid constraints in its own future.” Reading this really got me thinking about how libertarianism would be best… Read more Defining Liberty

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