Atheism and all the things it’s not

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens

On his recent visit to Britain, Pope Benedict XVI brought with him a stark warning; As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the Twentieth Century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism: sex and suffrage

A meeting of the suffragette Womens' Social and Political Union (WSPU). Though branded as "terrorists," the WSPU led a militant fight for an ultimately moderate and reformist goal.

Following on from Exploring anarcha-feminism, the second in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. In her 1897 essay, The Status of Women, Past, Present and Future, American feminist Susan B Anthony proclaimed that “suffrage is the pivotal right.” This meant, in essence, that “there never will be … Continue reading

Anarchism, ethnicity, and culture: the uprisings of the indigenous

Part four in a series of articles discussing the anarchist movement as it relates to non-European peoples and cultures. In the course of this article, I will be discussing struggles in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. This may be surprising given that each prior and coming part of this series deals with a … Continue reading

Anarchism, ethnicity, and culture: red and black on the Dark Continent

Part three in a series of articles discussing the anarchist movement as it relates to non-European peoples and cultures. In African Anarchism: the history of a movement, Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey state the following case; To a greater or lesser extent, all of […] traditional African societies manifested “anarchic elements” which, upon close examination, … Continue reading

Anarchism, ethnicity, and culture: revolution and reaction in the Middle East

Following on from Black anarchism, the second in a series of articles discussing the anarchist movement as it relates to non-European peoples and cultures. The Middle East is, perhaps, a hub for the most oppressive injustices in the world today. Contained within this one region, you can find powerful examples of almost every evil that … Continue reading

The question of Islam

Since 9/11, Islam – specifically militant and political Islam – has been the focus of an an extraordinary degree of attention and scrutiny, for reasons that should not need elaborating upon. Within the narrow “mainstream” of the political spectrum, there are two set positions on the issue. The conservative or hawkish position holds that Islamic … Continue reading