Whoever prefers life to death, happiness to suffering, well-being to misery must defend without compromise private ownership in the means of production.
 - Ludwig von Mises
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    1932 all over again

    The Iowa Caucus is only a few days away.  And from this point in time at least, populism appears to have won.  Bernie Sanders represents a left-wing populist sentiment that is upset at the rich; Trump represents a right-wing populism upset at immigrants, foreigners, and minorities.  Is this situation something to be cheered?  I don’t believe […]

  • capitalism

    Dump Capitalism

    The Anti-Democracy Activist has a great article on the subject of traditionalists dumping capitalism.  Should we dump capitalism?  I guess that depends upon what your definition of capitalism is.  The great conservatives Robert Nisbet and Russell Kirk were cautious against the “cash nexus” present in finance capitalism and a highly consumerist society.  Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn […]

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    Neo-Reaction

    Neo-Reaction has been making the rounds on blogs lately.  As mentioned in a previous post, TechCrunch posted about it here.  The American Conservative has talked about it twice recently ( here and here ) and The Week has mentioned it as well ( here ).  A long and detailed criticism of Neo-Reaction can be read […]

  • ThirdWay

    A Third Way between Capitalism and Socialism?

    Capitalism in the vernacular is typically synonymous with Big Business, multi-national corporations, golden parachutes, and other government benefits and handouts to corporations.  For over one hundred years, the business elite during the Industrial Revolution have been harangued as Robber Barons.  The Left, from socialists to anarchists to democrats and everything in between, has castigated capitalism […]

  • Laissez-faire

    Liberalism

    Despite American prejudices to the contrary, I refuse to abandon the word ‘liberal’ for what it has almost always historically stood for throughout the world – reason, liberty, property, and free trade.  Liberalism in the American context is typically synonymous with the Welfare State, Progressivism, Social Democracy, and the Democratic Party.  But for almost the […]

This blog advocates a 'Gentlemanly' form of Anarchism - a throwback to the 'Tory Anarchism' of Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Evelyn Waugh.

Unreservedly part of the reactionary Right, it is a reconciliation of the libertarianism of Murray Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe, the liberal aristocratism of Edmund Burke, John Randolph, Benjamin Constant, Alexis de Tocqueville, Lord Acton, and Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, the conservatism of Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver, and Robert Nisbet, and the radicalism of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Benjamin Tucker, and Lysander Spooner.

Anarcho-Monarchism stands in opposition to the totalitarianism of the State, the cultural stagnation of egalitarianism, and the atomistic individualism found within a hedonistic and highly commercialized society.

"The oligarchs are only concerned with the interest of the wealthy; the democrats, only with the interest of the poor; but the interests of society, the interest of all and the future...as a whole — no one...bothers about these things." - Dostoyevsky

"Everything good in Western civilization, from individual liberty to the arts, is due to Christianity." - Murray Rothbard

"Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison." - C.S. Lewis

"I am against your democracy, Monsieur de Lafayette, because I am for freedom." - Gouverneur Morris

Donald Trump: a Dissent

I am not for Trump.  “I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side.”  Regardless of my loathing for Trump, there are several excellent pieces out there today that attempt to explain the hatred for the entire Conservative-GOP Apparatus and thus, the appeal for Trump, which can be read here, […]

1932 all over again

The Iowa Caucus is only a few days away.  And from this point in time at least, populism appears to have won.  Bernie Sanders represents a left-wing populist sentiment that is upset at the rich; Trump represents a right-wing populism upset at immigrants, foreigners, and minorities.  Is this situation something to be cheered?  I don’t believe […]

The Case for Paleo-Libertarianism

by Llewelyn Rockwell  [The below article was written by Llewelyn Rockwell in 1990 in Liberty.  It can also be viewed at Liberty Unbound.] “The conservative crack-up is near,” writes Charles Krauthammer. “As Communism unravels, so does … the conservative alliance.” Indeed, old-fashioned conservatives (paleoconservatives) are splitting with statist neoconservatives. Patrick J. Buchanan argues that America […]

The ”New Fusionism”: A Movement For Our Time

by Murray Rothbard [The below article was written by Murray Rothbard in 1991 in the Rothbard-Rockwell Report.  It can also be viewed at UNZ.] At the historic first open meeting of the new John Randolph Club (see below), JRC President Dr. Thomas Fleming, editor of Chronicles, referred to the new paleocon/paleolibertarian alliance as “the new […]

Why Paleo?

by Murray Rothbard [The below article was written by Murray Rothbard in 1990 in the Rothbard-Rockwell Report.  It can also be viewed at UNZ.] I: The Modal Libertarian In the January 1990 issue of Liberty, Lew Rockwell published an article, “The Case for Paleolibertarianism,” that set the libertarian world on its ear. It was the […]

Peter Schiff praises monarchy

I just came across this clip from a little over a year ago, in which the libertarian financial analyst praises monarchy in an interview with London Real.  Schiff summarizes some chief points against democracy and explains why monarchy was better for liberty and a nation’s economy.

Mises, the liberal

The relevance of Ludwig von Mises (and capitalism itself) to the Right (conservatives, traditionalists, and neoreactionaries all) is being talked about extensively at the moment (see here, here, and here).  Of course, this is nothing new.  Peter Viereck disliked Manchester liberalism, writing in 1951 that Yet what is [Buckley’s] alternative? Nothing more inspiring than the most […]

Elitism

The Anti-Democracy Activist has another great post up on the subject of Elitism.  In it, he details the need of elitism in our society and of the need for truly virtuous elites.  To simply have “elites” as powerful politicians or business leaders is to misunderstand precisely what aristocraticism is.  Bertrand de Jouvenel, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, […]

Gary Oldman on the bright future of our culture

Thanks to Nick Land for the link to this great interview with Gary Oldman (n.b. Playboy interview). PLAYBOY: What’s your view of the future? Are you optimistic about where society is heading? OLDMAN: [Pauses] You’re asking Gary? PLAYBOY: Yes. OLDMAN: I think we’re up shit creek without a paddle or a compass. PLAYBOY: How so? […]

Does intellectual conservatism exist?

Over at Social Matter, Hadley Bennett is wondering where the intellectual conservatives are.  I’ve pondered similar questions as well.  Perhaps there are none…

A traditionalist conservative appreciation for anarchism

Anarchism and traditionalism are often viewed as diametrically opposed worldviews.  But as both seek to provide solutions to different questions and problems, one can in fact be anarchist and traditionalist.  Robert Nisbet and Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn are two of the most important thinkers in the 20th Century.  Both were conservatives.  And both held a fondness […]

Dump Capitalism

The Anti-Democracy Activist has a great article on the subject of traditionalists dumping capitalism.  Should we dump capitalism?  I guess that depends upon what your definition of capitalism is.  The great conservatives Robert Nisbet and Russell Kirk were cautious against the “cash nexus” present in finance capitalism and a highly consumerist society.  Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn […]

The Right as Fascistic

Libertarianism is fascist.  This charge is tiresome.  Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, one of the greatest philosophical opponents to fascism, has written extensively on how Fascism and Nazism were not part of the Right (and by extension, libertarianism), but rather are derivative movements of democracy and socialism and thus, belong squarely on the Left (a good dissent […]

Neoreaction revisited (again)

Benjamin Welton has written a great piece on Julius Evola over at The Imaginative Conservative.  Similarly, Michael Davis wrote about why he was a monarchist here (his entire blog is worth reading at The American High Tory).  Neoreaction is certainly being talked a lot about, more and more everyday.  Traditionalist conservatives are trying to decide […]

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