ForeignPolicy - Emmett Rensin - political violence

On political violence

“It is easier to declare a moral prohibition on political violence when your children are not starving.”


On post-truth politics

Implied in the formulation ‘post-truth politics’ is that what went on before it was the truth, and nothing but the truth. Let’s humour this idea, and ask, then, when did such politics begin? At what point did xenophobia and misdirected rage become the common currency of politics? 28 July 2002? Thanks to the Chilcot Report, […]

Mark Fisher

On neo-anarchism

“There’s a strange implicit rule here: it’s OK to protest against what parliament has done, but it’s not alright to enter into parliament or the mass media to attempt to engineer change from there. […] Purism shades into fatalism; better not to be in any way tainted by the corruption of the mainstream, better to uselessly ‘resist’ than to risk getting your hands dirty.”

Bomb the Music Industry

Never Get Tired: the BTMI Story

“An inescapably vital part of the Bomb The Music Industry! story lies in its ethics. These are substantially inspired by Fugazi and Ian Mackaye’s uncompromising efforts to create music and play for audiences in a framework detached from the exploitative commercial practices of the music industry…”

Arcadian Invaders

The Games of 2016

A man who used to write about games a lot has played some games he thought were pretty good. Here you can read about what those games were and why he thought they were good. Maybe you can then play them yourself, or tell him why he’s wrong.