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The Political Free for All

Information (and possibly disinformation) pointing to alternative interpretations of the state of affairs and competing ideologies. Some left, some right, some elite, some whack, some "controversial," take your pick. The only thing the Doctor guarantees is that they are all grist for the mill. Given the present cleansing of supposed deplorable sites going on online, some of these links may flicker in and out of accessibility.

  • The Consortium - Independent investigative journalism from Robert and Nat Parry and cohorts.
  • Counterpunch - Co-founded by the late Alex Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair (who soldiers on) this newsletter punches from the left, but dares challenge the predictable PC assumptions.
  • Black Agenda Report - Savvy and fearless analysis from the black left.
  • Jacobin Magazine - Hip, academic, designer-approved, Brooklyn-based quarterly still promoting Socialism despite all evidence that the term has been hollowed out of all meaning. The Doctor wishes them luck.
  • Jacobite Magazine - Not to be confused with the preceding journal, though possibly a reaction to it. Grasp your Geiger Counter and explore.
  • Marxists Internet Archive - Exhaustive, possibly exhausting, effort to share writings of most significant Marxist thinkers worldwide. The site's design is kind of clunky, but with perseverance you can find a helluva lot of material. Of particular interest are the archives of scans of scads of socialist and communist magazines.
  • Chronicles Magazine - Long-running paleo-con magazine is finding a new lease on life with refreshed editorial guidance.
  • Claremont Review of Books - Well done quarterly book review published by the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.
  • The Unz Review - Ron Unz's alternative media site mixes contrarians right and left. Updated daily. No Neo-cons in sight. Home of Steve Sailer's iSteve, possibly the most intelligent (and entertaining) blog on the right.
  • Taki's Magazine - Find herein an all-star crew of paleo-cons, alt-rightists, jolly trolls, and nose-thumbers. Jim Goad territory. Nuff said.
  • Counter-Currents Publishing - Very high grade alt-right essays and books. Evola meets Lovecraft meets Spengler meets Faye and De Benoist.
  • Foreign Affairs - Excellent, highly readable, handsomely designed journal dealing with international affairs. And, oh, it's published by the CFR. Direct access to the policy arguments of the elite.
  • The National Interest - National and foreign policy discussed largely from a "realist" perspective. Similar virtues to the preceding journal above.
  • Geopolitica - Internet home of Alexander Dugin, geopolitical theorist of Eurasianism and critic of "the West." Bloody genius or pernicious crank? You decide.
  • - Libertarian demolition of the interventionist "War Party." Daily updated links about the war(s) in progress. Editorial Director Justin Raimondo has sadly departed but the site continues.
  • Reason Magazine - Arguably the leading libertarian magazine; certainly attuned to current news and politics. The Doctor has been known to write book reviews for it.
  • Campus Reform and The College Fix - Ongoing news from conservative college students about left shark-jumping on American campuses.
  • Heterodoxacademy - A full spectrum of college professors argue for the value of encouraging a mix of viewpoints on campus.
  • Women's Liberation Archive - The raw unadulterated source documents from Duke University archives.
  • The Other McCain - Robert Stacy McCain's uncharitable but penetrating ongoing demolition of radical feminism and gender theory. The Patriarchy personified!
  • The Secret Sun - Christopher Knowles' blog dives into (or is that "ferrets out"?) Deep Reality via news, clues, and hidden views. He's a "noticer". A lot of pop culture stuff dissected.
  • VISUP - Down the high weirdness rabbit-hole with "Recluse". How was the Doctor unaware of this until early 2017?
  • DC Dave - Rudimentary HTML, but once you get beyond that, a sizable archive of serious conspiracy research. Dave has his pet obsessions (Thomas Merton and Vince Foster, et al), but there's plenty of good stuff here.
  • Bolerium Books - Prime source for books and ephemera from the Old Left, the New Left, the Civil Rights Movement, the Labor Movement, the LGBTQI universe, plus the Far Right in its various permutations.