Hunter S. Thompson was one of the 20th century’s greatest literary social critics, and one of the most anti-authoritarian. In the tradition of Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken, Thompson never flinched at exposing the hypocrisies and contradictions of American life and ideology, and his contempt for authority permeated not just […]


By James Hilton November 17th , 2010 New Zealanders, whether they recognize it or not, are facing a national emergency. I am referring not merely to the recent abridging of the right to remain silent, but also concerning other unprecedented, and once unthinkable attacks on civil liberties such as the […]

It seems the lame duck Congressional session is becoming anything but unproductive. Yesterday, we saw the cloture of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), and today the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was unanimously approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with a 19-0 vote. The COICA […]

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