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  All links vetted December 2010; page updated December 2010.
 

Outright anarchists

Against Politics — Haven't been able to find a mission statement on the site, but Against Politics seems to be largely anarchist. It has a "Market Anarchism" department, which is always a good sign.

Anarchy Archives is a traditionalist site — which is to say, pre-Austrian School and substantially anti-market — but it is well worth visiting if you wish to study the classics. Describing itself as "an online research center on the history and theory of anarchism," it contains bios, pamphlets, and historical articles.

Anti-state.commarket anarchism online. Statement: "The purpose of Anti-state.com is informing and entertaining market anarchists and facilitating contact and the exchange of ideas between them. This is a non-profit, yet market-based service — no operating money means no operation." That last bit may sound familiar to TLD visitors.

Center for a Stateless Society describes itself as "a project of the Molinari Institute ... dedicated to building public awareness of, and support for, market anarchism. We provide news commentary, related analysis, and original research from our unique perspective, serving as a market anarchist media center." Its advisory board includes Sheldon Richman, Wendy McElroy, and Stephan Kinsella, of the Mises Institute. I have not yet fully plumbed the site, but it seems to depend mostly on original content.

Some market anarchists speak in a left-wing accent, if you will. They like to think of anarchism as the original and authentic Left, and distinguish socialism — properly understood as the voluntary cooperation of free men in society — from statism. I hear some of that accent at C4SS. It reminds me of my youth!

flag.blackened.net, also apparently known as "the Pierre J. Proudhon memorial computer," describes itself as "the creation of many anarchists across the globe and ... a classic example of the power of freedom, equality and mutual aid." It, too, is a traditionalist-anarchist site, but it contains much of value. The site's Anarchist Library contains complete essays by many old-style anarchist thinkers.

LysanderSpooner.org "explores the life, history, scholarship, and influence of Lysander Spooner: one of the most provocative, eclectic and prolific American legal writers of the Nineteenth Century." That is an accurate description as far as it goes, but I would go further and describe Spooner, author of the "No Treason" essays, as the most gifted of the old-time American individualist anarchists.

Strike the Root, "a daily journal of current events and commentary from a libertarian perspective." Lots of good liberty-loving stuff here, in many different flavors.

The Voluntaryist has been edited and published by plumb-line libertarian Carl Watner for many years. Its statement of purpose is hard to beat:

Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political, non-violent strategies to achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory and in practice, as incompatible with libertarian principles. Governments must cloak their actions in an aura of moral legitimacy in order to sustain their power, and political methods invariably strengthen that legitimacy. Voluntaryists seek instead to delegitimize the State through education, and we advocate withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which State power ultimately depends.
 
WalterBlock.com. This is the personal site of "Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher" Walter Block.
An appreciation of Prof. Block by Lew Rockwell.

WendyMcElroy.comA site for Individualist Feminism and Individualist Anarchism. The site operator is veteran freedom-fighter Wendy McElroy.

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Libertarians (largely minarchist) and classical liberals
You may find anarchists in the woodwork at some of these sites.

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. These folks may be a bit on the mildcat side, even compared with Acton himself; but this is a large, well-developed site that contains much you may find valuable.

Antiwar.com — an extremely important site for liberty-loving anti-imperialists and those interested in historical revisionism. Antiwar.com's importance has been officially confirmed: it has been harassed by the Security Services and repeatedly hacked by its adversaries. N.B.: Antiwar.com is home to the indefatigable, percipient, and heroic Justin Raimondo, whose devastating barrage against the warmongers — including those who dare call themselves libertarians — just never lets up.

Foundation for Economic Education and its publication The Freeman. Mission statement (excerpt): "FEE is a 'home' for friends of freedom everywhere. It was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read and given direction by its adviser, the eminent Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. Throughout the years FEE's mission has remained resolute: to study the moral and intellectual foundation of a free society and to share its knowledge with individuals everywhere." In the past FEE has bowed the knee to the political-correctness cops and made other concessions to moderation, but it has published and continues to publish much of high value, including splendid essays by anarchist Sheldon Richman, editor of The Freeman.

"I, Pencil," by Leonard E. Read, founder of FEE.

The Free Market — a fundamentally important publication of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, with extensive archives. It deserves its own link, separate from that of Mises.

Future of Freedom Foundation, which publishes the monthly Freedom Daily.  "The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance the libertarian philosophy by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government."

The Independent Institute. From TII's "about us" statement:

The mission of The Independent Institute is to transcend the all-too-common politicization and superficiality of public policy research and debate, redefine the debate over public issues, and foster new and effective directions for government reform.
As you see, these people are reformists, and you will detect a technocratic, policy-wonky flavor here, and some may not even describe themselves as libertarians; but they do present some penetrating analyses against giant government and foreign empire — including those of Dr. Ivan Eland. Longtime anti-imperialist David J. Theroux is founder and president. TII is the publisher of Robert Higgs's Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society. That wins them a big gold star from me.

International Society for Individual Liberty, "a network of individuals and associations in over 80 countries dedicated to building a free and peaceful world through the ideals of free markets, social tolerance and individual responsibility." Though ISIL apparently dabbles in political activism, it seems to concentrate mostly on spreading the word about liberty. Good show.

Laissez Faire Books, for additional intellectual ammunition. It's the leading purveyor of libertarian books, including (last I checked) modern free-market anarchist works.

LewRockwell.com, "the anti-state, anti-war, pro-market news site." Lots of good stuff.

The Libertarian Standard. From the "About" page: "We are — for the most part — Austrian and Rothbardian-influenced libertarians. We love justice, individual liberty, civilization, and truth. We hate the State, war, and militarism, which are the enemy of these things. We love prosperity, property rights, and capitalism; we oppose mercantilism, fascism, and protectionism. We are neither left nor right: we are libertarians." I'm putting the site in this category because I'm not sure all of the site's principals are anarchists.

The Libertarian Standard features original content.

Libertarian Today, operated and edited by Chris Moore. This site consists mainly of links to articles considered of interest to libertarians, with comments appended by readers and by Moore. Though the site seems to support the LP and political activism in general — an orientation that TLD does not share — it is noteworthy that in June 2006 Moore posted a link to an article by our Steve Sniegoski on matters that most party-oriented libertarians steer clear of. I detect here, and commend, bravery that is extremely rare in modern libertarian circles.

The Memory Hole, "a publishing project intended to make accessible certain materials otherwise generally unavailable owing to the political squeamishness of the American public." The Memory Hole's "gnomes" further declare: "Much of what one is apt to find here are not only examples of a literature of historical and intellectual interest, but also, in the eyes of the State, quite suitable candidates for the torch." Now that ought to pique your interest!

Ludwig von Mises Institute, which publishes the newsletter The Free Market, frequently quoted in TLD. But Mises — which you might think of as Austrian Economics World Headquarters — does a hundred other good and indispensable things, too. I strongly recommend that you sign up to receive its Daily Article by e-mail.

Pro Libertate William N. Grigg's blog. I've admired Will Grigg's powerful, keen-witted writing ever since I started seeing it at the Rockwell site, and I'm forever linking to his essays from our home page; but I've been remiss in not posting a link to his blog until now (2010), even though it has existed since August 2006.

On the page you will find this reminder: "End your week on a seditious note by tuning in for Pro Libertate Radio, Saturdays at 8:00 Mountain Time (9:00 Central) on the Liberty News Radio Network." That's p.m., by the way, so I calculate that the fun starts at 10 p.m. for those of us laboring under EST. If I'm reading the program schedule correctly, Grigg is on the air for three hours.

Rational Review New Politics for a New Century. Mission statement:

Rational Review was conceived as an answer to the conventional "conservative" and "liberal" commentary that dominates the American political scene. Building on the considerable intellectual strength of a growing freedom movement in the United States, our desire is to manifest the libertarian idea in an institutional manner. Much as The New Republic and National Review have come to be regarded as the periodical repositories of their respective philosophies' best offerings on the issues of the day, we aspire to become the libertarian movement's journal of record.

These folks are minarchist "electoral" libertarians — or Libertarians — but unlike so many of their brethren, they seem to take a dim view of Gulf War II.

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Objectivists and their critics

Despite their minarchism, Objectivists resist being categorized as libertarians. That may be just as well, since so many of them are pro-war.

ARI WatchThe 'Ayn Rand Institute' under review. From the introduction:

ARI ... promotes the essence of the neocon agenda, dressed up in Objectivist verbiage. This betrayal of Ayn Rand, by the last of her former associates, could hardly be more perverse.

The Atlas Society (formerly The Objectivist Center). Featuring the writings of "renegade" David Kelley, this site is highly unofficial. But the renegadism of the site seems to extend only so far: a glance at the home page (on May 2, 2006) revealed quite a few anti-Islamic articles listed but no anti-Zionist or even antiwar articles.

The Ayn Rand Institute, published by The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism. This is the "official" Objectivist outfit, which holds all the Rand copyrights.


Racial realists, ethno-analysts, revisionists

American Renaissance — the site for Jared Taylor's newsletter and other AR-related activities. Fundamental and indispensable.

Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH), for those who are ready for some heavyweight exposure to the New World Order's ultimate  heresy.

The Institute for Historical Review "offers scholarly information and thoughtful commentary, from a revisionist perspective, on a wide range of historical issues, including the 'Holocaust,' Auschwitz, World War II, Stalin, Hitler, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Hiroshima, Pearl Harbor, the Palestine/Israel conflict, Zionism, the 'Jewish question,' the Bolshevik revolution, and much more." This is yet another site that, according to our designated supervisors, we're "not supposed" to list and you're "not supposed" to visit.

The Jewish Tribal Review, "a compilation of links to online articles (largely from mainstream media sources) about Jewish and Zionist influence in popular culture, Jewish ethnocentrism, Jewish power, Jewish wealth, American Judeocentrism, and Jewish political lobbying." This well-organized site offers an enormous mine of information and obviously required an enormous amount of work to build. Sorry if the repetition of the "J" word sets your teeth on edge, but please take a look before ruining your enamel. We recommend this resource most highly.

Kevin MacDonald's home page. Prof. MacDonald is the author of the three indispensable volumes A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy; Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism; and The Culture of Critique. His home page contains information on the availability of his books, summaries and reviews of them, information on his other writings, and other material.

The Occidental Observer, edited by Kevin MacDonald. The mission statement begins, "The Occidental Observer will present original content touching on the themes of white identity, white interests, and the culture of the West." This is a pretty new site, but its content is already rich and deep.

The Occidental Quarterly — Western Perspectives on Man, Culture, and Politics. Published by The Charles Martel Society. 

praag.co.ukSouth Africa's premier news site. This is the site of Dr. Dan Roodt's Pro-Afrikaans Action Group. Dr. Roodt spoke at the 2006 American Renaissance Conference and was scheduled to speak at the 2010 conference before the Reds shut it down. The PRAAG English-language site affords Americans a good way to track the grotesqueries of the S.A. and Zimbabwean regimes, and the Afrikaans resistance in South Africa — at least until the site, too, is shut down.

Stalking the Wild Taboo, for those who are "unfettered by submission to the power of the pejorative." This is the site of the brave and veteran "stalker" Louis Andrews.

VDare.com — the site with which Peter Brimelow and Steve Sailer are associated. You'll find lots of arguments in favor of stopping colored immigration using state power, naturally, but also lots of commentary on something more general: the death throes of our people and civilization. And VDare does recognize the need to address libertarian arguments on the border-police-state issue. N.B.: The site maintains Sam Francis and Paul Gottfried archives.

VDare.com is not, of course, to be confused with TLD's own Virginia Dare, who was "born" years before the above Website was established. Virginia Dare writes only for TLD.

White America. A notice on the home page reads, "This site is now closed," and the most-recent posting I found is dated May 26, 2010. This was the site run by Ian Jobling, a former assistant to Jared Taylor of American Renaissance who broke with Taylor over the Jewish Question. A word of warning — Jobling once described The Last Ditch as "rabidly anti-Semitic."

Yggdrasil's Library — "This library is a collection of over 150 writings that all deal with the problems facing European-Americans in this age of racial quotas, reverse discrimination, and cultural breakdown.... Yggdrasil's Library is intended as a research tool with a right-wing perspective for those with an appetite for hard data."

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Paleos

The American Conservative, which is the Website for the best American paleoconservative slick magazine. I don't subscribe to the print versions of many periodicals any longer, but I take care to keep up my subscription to TAC. I'm forever linking to its articles; the site often posts major pieces from the latest print issue. At TAC you'll find somewhat less material denouncing economic freedom than you will at Chronicles.

Americans Against World Empire, also known as Americans Against Bombing — a major antiwar site for non-leftists. AAWE/AAB describes itself as "a Conservative/Libertarian coalition for Peace, opposed to the bombing & hypocrisy which brings retaliation from enemies that we ourselves create, turning our free Republic into a military empire." (This is Jon Utley's site.)

Alternative Right — an Online Magazine of Radical Traditionalism. Not a libertarian site, to be sure, but we certainly share many of the same enemies. In fact, the antiwhite, anti-Western Left hates Alt Right and its founder, Richard Spencer, with a passion! Alt Right is an alternative venue for the writings of TLD's own Andy Nowicki.

Brent Bozell columns at Townhall.com. As I have mentioned before, I've started to seek out Bozell's columns for their penetrating and hard-hitting cultural commentary. Splendidly reactionary! Sad to say, though, Bozell seems to be pro-war.

Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. I used to describe Chronicles as "the paleo journal," but The American Conservative has dethroned it. Libertarians will be frustrated at the anti-market philosophy of many of Chronicles's writers — the distinction between fascist and market economics seems to escape them. Moreover, editor Tom Fleming is downright odd on racial issues and is notorious for picking a fight with Jared Taylor a few years ago. On the other hand you'll often find pieces that could have appeared right here at TLD.

Fred on EverythingScurrilous Commentary by Fred Reed. Promo: "Travel with America's leading expatriate curmudgeon along paths of thought that would have most columnists trembling in fear for their very lives. Hear the unvarnished truth about practically everything from one of the funniest and most abrasive thinkers writing today." Reed, a Vietnam vet and ex-police reporter, seems to have become nicely cynical about the various police and military utopias our masters are always trying to erect both at home and abroad. He also makes fun of voting. Bravo! (I am aware that I may have erred in filing this site under "Paleos." I am prepared to be corrected.)

Mark Dankof's America — Dedicated to the American Constitution, the Old Republic, and Christian Orthodoxy. "Mark Dankof is a correspondent and staff writer for the Internet news services Breaking All The Rules and Dixiefied.com." Dankof is a former Constitution Party senatorial candidate and describes himself as a paleoconservative.

Middle American News. MAN's "About Us" statement reads in part as follows: "The paper advocates border security and sensible limits on immigration, and strongly opposes multiculturalism and globalist, 'free trade' economic policies. Middle American News advocates preservation of America's historic European-derived cultural identity, and believes the American people have the right to advocate and work for the establishment of national policies designed to preserve and protect the majority status of its core, European-descended population."

I'd describe this site as right-populist: think in terms of Sam Francis's "Middle American Radicals." MAN is dead wrong in supporting border-police-statism and opposing free international commerce, of course; but liberty lovers of a paleo kidney will find much of interest on culture, ethnic issues, and the NWO.

Original Dissent — "Traditional Conservatism for and from the Common Man." One valuable feature — the Neocon Watch. OD also hosts a forum.

Sobran's — the archive site for the late Joe Sobran's newsletter (which folded in 2007) and other Sobranite activities. Fundamental and indispensable. I refrained from putting this site in the preceding category because Joe ranged much more widely in his writing.

Our dear friend Joe died September 30, 2010.

The Thinking Housewifeon the common good and the good that is common. The housewife doing the thinking is Laura Wood, and she writes with grace, insight, humor, and great seriousness. Mrs. Wood's site is an anti-feminist blog, but not a policy-wonk one, unless you consider this to be wonkist: "If I were to build an infant republic, I would limit the franchise to fathers, possibly making ownership of property an additional qualification." (From "Fatherhood and Democracy.")

You should not miss Mrs. Wood's "Greetings" page. In April 2010, when I posted this entry, her "Featured Posts" included Why We Must Discriminate, Dust and Its Implications, On Gentleness, Principle No. 1 of Traditionalist Home Decoration, The Housewife and the Plumber, The Luminosity of Age, The Unfaithful Wife, and A Conversation about Race.

TheWarParty.com — "A Conservative Libertarian Coalition opposed to those in America who want world empire and benefit from (small) wars." Seems to be primarily a collection of links to off-site news and commentary.

View from the RightThe passing scene and what it's about viewed from the traditionalist politically incorrect Right. This is Lawrence Auster's site. Libertarians won't buy everything on this site, and I know Auster doesn't come near buying everything at TLD; nevertheless, paleos of all kinds will find much hard-hitting commentary here.

We Hold These Truths — a Christian, constitutionalist, anti-imperialist association led by Charles Carlson. WHTT publishes the Right Point Review. Mission statement reads in part:

We pledge to work for the re-establishment of constitutional government under God at all levels.

We pledge to expose, oppose and repudiate the aims and practices of the power elite Warmakers who dominate America's foreign and monitory [sic] policies.

We pledge ourselves to uphold the sovereign rights of the individual and to use every moral means to actively oppose the barbaric practices of abortion, euthanasia, genocidal wars against innocent populations, and all other shedding of innocent blood.

Good slogan: "End serial wars now!"

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Classics of liberty

Most links in this department lead you not to the home page of sites but rather to selected pages on sites.

Entries are listed alphabetically by author.

Works by Frédéric Bastiat in translation at the Library of Economics and Liberty. Please try that general link to the LEL, too.

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Étienne de la Boétie. This is a page at The Memory Hole. I am determined that La Boétie's great essay shall have a permanent link from TLD.

"Objectivism and the State: An Open Letter to Ayn Rand" by Roy A. Childs, Jr. This is the famous piece that opens, "Dear Miss Rand: The purpose of this letter is to convert you to free market anarchism." (Archived at The Memory Hole.)

TLD's Roy Childs department.

"Toward a Theory of State Capitalism: Ultimate Decision-Making and Class Structure" (PDF) by Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III. (View in HTML.) This pathbreaking essay from 1974 still stands as the pre-eminent example of libertarian ruling-class analysis. My own Dark Suits and Red Guards would have been impossible without it.

"The Death of Politics," by Karl Hess. Kudos to the Mises Institute for posting Hess's classic Playboy article from 1969. I remember vividly the inspiring jolt this piece gave us young freedom-lovers who at the time were investigating the ultimate radicalism: anarchism. Appearing as it did in a popular magazine, Hess's essay gave us hope, too: hope that, one day, freedom itself would become popular.

Our Enemy, the State (1935) by Albert Jay Nock. This enormously important essay has profoundly influenced many modern libertarians. It has been posted (apparently in full text) at LewRockwell.com.

"I, Pencil," by Leonard E. Read, creator of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Posted at The Freeman. If Read had done nothing else but pen this marvelous piece, in 1958, he would still be a giant to be remembered. I can't think of a better place to start for anyone — adult or adolescent — who wishes to understand the division of labor and, more generally, the distribution of knowledge and spontaneous order under freedom.

"The Anatomy of the State" by Murray N. Rothbard. Posted at the Rockwell site. "Must" reading from the master. I'm an old dog of an anti-statist, but I just reread this 1974 classic (in November 2009), and it refreshed my mind.

"Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty" by Murray N. Rothbard. Posted at the Rockwell site, this essay originally appeared in Left and Right, Spring 1965, pp. 4-22.

"No Treason, No. VI: The Constitution of No Authority" by Lysander Spooner. Posted at www.fourmilab.ch.

"The Political Economy of Liberal Corporatism" by Joseph R. Stromberg. This article (archived at The Memory Hole) was written by the veteran libertarian historian in 1977.

The Market for Liberty by Linda and Morris Tannehill. This book, an expansion of the authors' pamphlet "Liberty via the Market," was published in 1970. To my knowledge, it was the modern libertarian movement's first extensive treatment of the justice and defense industries of a market-anarchist society. It was certainly the first one I ever encountered, and I ate it up.

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Conspiratorialists, exposers, and other inconveniencers

Against the Grain Press"since 1994 a newsletter dedicated to the TRUTH about BAD Government Stuff the media doesn't report."

Alex Jones' PrisonPlanet.com and Alex Jones' InfoWars.com. I could have listed Alex Jones's two sites under "Libertarians" — Jones apparently describes himself as a libertarian — but I think they fit better here. Jones is a talk-show host, and he links to his program from both of his sites. Both feature original content. These folks are not afraid.

Capitol Hill BlueBecause nobody's life, liberty, or property is safe while Congress is in session. Published by the Save America Foundation. This outfit keeps a close eye on the Presidential Palace, too.

CNSNews.com — The Right News. Right Now. From the site's "History" blurb:

The Cybercast News Service was launched on June 16, 1998 as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that's ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission....

In response to these shortcomings, MRC Chairman L. Brent Bozell III founded CNSNews.com in an effort to provide an alternative news source that would cover stories that are subject to the bias of omission and report on other news subject to bias by commission. CNSNews.com endeavors to fairly present all legitimate sides of a story and debunk popular, albeit incorrect, myths about cultural and policy issues.

In other words, this is a conservative news site, but it doesn't seem to be in the pocket of the Bushite Leviathan Conservatives.

The Drudge Report — of which no introduction, surely, is necessary.

Independent.co.uk. I've featured some of this British news site's pieces on our "off-site" page. The heroic war reporter Robert Fisk writes for The Independent.

MucketyMapping the paths of power and influence. I haven't yet plumbed this site thoroughly (as of April 2010), but it looks to be a rich and important resource for investigators of the System. The most addictive attraction I've found so far is the maps showing connections between System players. Place your cursor over the dotted line between the names or institutions to see the nature of the connection.

The New AmericanThat Freedom Shall Not Perish. This is the magazine of the John Birch Society. TNA publishes good investigative journalism that challenges the courtier versions of news events churned out by Minitrue. And it posts interesting off-site links on its home page.

Pravda — news and analysis on line (English language). Pravda seems to be pro-Putin or at least opposed to the fascist oligarchs. It sometimes carries pieces by Westerners who oppose the New World Order and American imperialism.

The Smoking Gun — Paving the paper trail. Promo:

The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents — cool, confidential, quirky — that can't be found elsewhere on the Web. Using material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, we guarantee everything here is 100% authentic.

The site was founded in April 1997. In December 2000, The Smoking Gun was acquired by Court TV, a basic cable network with more than 80 million subscribers.

The Sunday Herald — Scotland's award-winning independent newspaper. Another foreign news organ that has not been corraled by the Empire's Ministry of Truth. It was The Sunday Herald that broke the news to the West of the Empire's 12-year starvation and poisoning campaign against Iraqi civilians, which resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of children before the latest hot war even started.

TomPaine.com. Excerpts from mission statement:

TomPaine.com is a public interest journal inspired by the great patriot Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man.... He used his talent to advance the cause of liberty and democracy against distant and unaccountable rulers.

TomPaine.com seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the mainstream media....

The site features good analyses of war and party politics. Jim Lobe's writings appear here. It's not a conspiracy site — more of an exposer.

Unknown News "features news from mainstream professional journalistic sources, or (rarely) from independent sources whom we know and trust without reservation. We do not cover 'news' about flying saucers, FreeMasons, or who shot JFK.

"We're skeptical, and we're sick of so-called 'journalists' who aren't skeptical at all."

The site operators seem to be libertarian-tending; see their complete mission statement. Unknown News is most unusual among freedom-oriented sites in not observing the "TLD blackout." In fact, its posting of a link to Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski's "The WMD lies" is what brought the site to my attention.

What Really Happened — "The history the government hopes you DON'T learn." This is an antiwar, anti-police-state, conspiratorialist site that I've by no means entirely digested at this point, but it's one of the sites that PayPal once cut off at the knees for committing dissent, and that helps it earn a link here. I have a soft spot for victims of Polite Totalitarianism.

WikiLeaks. The original URL for WikiLeaks was disabled in December 2010 at the behest of the Empire. The graphical link at the right leads to a mirror page. Down with the Ministry of Truth! Down with Oceania! Down with Big Brother!


Courage

The Pamphlets of the White Rose Society. The site honoring The White Rose that I had originally linked to (www.jlrweb.com/whiterose) is no more, and this replacement site isn't quite as good; but it does contain the full text of the White Rose pamphlets, as well as a 1997 essay on the group by Dr. George J. Wittenstein.

I will venture to retain my description of the original White Rose site:

A site devoted to the Christian antiwar, anti-Nazi group in World War II Germany. Visiting this site and meditating upon the lives, deeds, spirit, and fate of those heroic young people in Munich, 1942-43, may help you hear yourself think, and keep your own moral balance, amid the deafening chorus of "Support Our Troops!"
If you should come across other worthy sites dealing wholly or in part with The White Rose (in English), I hope you will immediately drop me a line at strakon@thornwalker.com.


Left-wing peaceniks and foes of police-statism

CounterPunch, a "bi-weekly muckraking newsletter" edited by left-wingers Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair that says it has "all the right enemies." I won't insult the intelligence of TLD visitors by listing all the stuff at CounterPunch that will offend libertarians and free-marketeers, but there's also much incisive commentary to be found about the U.S. Empire abroad and the unfolding police state at home.

Democracy Now!The War and Peace Report, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. A left-wing antiwar site that posts print articles, radio/TV shows that have been broadcast, and segments of shows.

Index on Censorship "was founded in 1972 by Stephen Spender with the goal to protect the basic human right of free expression. For the past 31 years, Index has reported on censorship issues from all over the world and has added to the debates on those issues. In addition to the analysis, reportage and interviews, each Index contains a country by country list of free speech violations. These lists remain as extensive today as they were in the early days of Index."

American readers should know that this site covers not only outright censorship by government but also the self-suppression of the supine U.S. mass media. On the other hand, one should not expect writers on the site to be sensible of the fact that everything presented or promulgated by state institutions, including state universities and libraries, necessarily constitutes censorship, either of commission or omission.

Information Clearing HouseNews You Won't Find on CNN. The operator says:

This web site grew out of my personal frustration and anger at the failure of traditional commercial media to inform the American public, especially as it relates to U.S. foreign policy.
ICH is strongly antiwar, and its entries are dominated by war news and analysis. Unless my antennae are letting me down, this site is somewhat leftist in overall orientation. Sampling the site, I find mostly re-posts, authorized or not, and links, but little of what appears to be "home" content.

Infoshop.org. I did have this site in the Outright anarchists category, but I decided to demote it. I'm prepared to cut some slack to old-fashioned anarchists who haven't caught up with Austrian School economics, but I cannot extend the same courtesy to statist-leftists masquerading as anarchists. Infoshop's subtitle used to be "Your on-line anarchist community." That's been replaced with "Kill capitalism before it kills you!" You see the problem.

The site features links but also has "home" content of its own. Infoshop.org sometimes hits the right target: imperial fascism.

i'n'i — investigating the 'new' imperialism. Anti-imperialist analysis by William Bowles. Libertarians may be distressed by Mr. Bowles's failure to distinguish between capitalism per se (i.e., the free market based on justly held property) and the prevailing system of state capitalism — but there is much on this site that is right on target. In any event there is no doubt that the new, more radical form of U.S. imperialism needs intensive investigation by unterrified investigators.

The Nation — "Unconventional Wisdom Since 1865." The Nation publishes much antiwar and anti-imperialist writing, as well as occasionally valuable articles on ruling-class doings at home. Naturally you'll have to steer your way through lots and lots of socialist tub-thumping.

In my original description on this page, I rashly called The Nation "the country's leading left-wing organ among those that have not been coopted into serving the System." Some time later, I decided to subscribe to the print version. The first issue I received was devoted to celebrating the accomplishments of ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt!


Other

Atkins Nutritionals. I'm already so solidly cemented into the crank category, in the eyes of the consensus world, that I figure posting a link to this site can't hurt. Seriously, I credit the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins and his diet with saving my life — though I do realize that lifesaving is, well, a life-long project.

The Center for Literate Values, "composed of scholars and informed citizens who share a grave concern over the collapse of Western culture.... All of us have converged upon a basic realization, whether persuaded of it by theory or driven to it by hard experience: i.e., that the West has entered a post-literate stage."

This remnant band have dug out a "last ditch" all their own — but I think I can see a connecting trench, can't you?

Crank Dot Netcranks, crackpots, kooks & loons on the net. The site says it's "devoted to presenting Web sites by and about cranks, crankism, crankishness, and crankosity. All cranks, all the time. Every day at midnight, a new Crank o' the Day is chosen!" You may have some fun wandering around in this one. Unfortunately, your favorite site isn't listed yet, but we're working hard to correct that.

Frank Forman's page. The indefatigable Mr. Forman, known also to many of us as Premise Checker, is an original thinker of wide interests. You'll find much to ponder here. What I'm pondering is whether I've placed his site in the right category. I should note that it is freedom-friendly.

Issues & Views Elizabeth Wright's Website. "The hard copy edition of this newsletter was founded in 1985 by black Americans who advocate self-help and business enterprise and the protection of constitutional rights. It is a forum for dissidents, conservatives, and plain old mavericks — all those who are concerned about cultural decline and the erosion of our constitutional liberties." This site is definitely worth checking out. A strange link for TLD, you think? All right, but keep in mind which racial group overwhelmingly dominates the ruling class oppressing both ordinary whites and ordinary blacks — none other than those whom I once rather rashly apotheosized as "sons of Charlemagne" (along with quite a few sons of Abraham).

The New Yorker. For those who don't count themselves among the Northeastern aesthetes and literati, The New Yorker is of most interest as the publisher of the great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, whose exposés of Bush's War so discomfited that regime. Hersh's pieces are posted in full text, and the reader has free and unfettered access.

Politico.com a standard destination nowadays for any political junky.

Opensecrets.orgYour guide to the money in U.S. elections. Published by the Center for Responsive Politics (mission statement). A valuable resource.

RealClearPolitics — a popular collection of links to "news, opinion, analysis, videos, and polls" from a variety of Estabishment sources. No original content, apparently.

spiked. This British site describes itself as follows:

spiked is an independent online phenomenon dedicated to raising the horizons of humanity by waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism, and irrationalism in all their ancient and modern forms. spiked is endorsed by free-thinkers such as John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, and hated by the narrow-minded such as Torquemada and Stalin. Or it would be, if they were lucky enough to be around to read it.
Naturally one recoils from the mention of Marx, but if these be leftists, their unpredictability is sufficient to redeem them. They publish the always interesting Frank Furedi.

The Underground Grammarian — a Website maintained for that late, great defender of the English language, the truly honorable Richard Mitchell. The site contains not only on-line versions of Mitchell's newsletter but also all his books, including Less Than Words Can Say and The Graves of Academe. And they're accessible for free! N.B.: Mitchell's site features two of Walter Karp's essays on (mis)education; see the first two items on our Karp links page.

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— Nicholas Strakon