Third Position

What's on Michael Gove's bookshelf? (And why it matters)

Guillaume Faye's Why We Fight and Archeofurism (covers)

Daily Mail journalist and Michael Gove’s wife, Sarah Vine, spent Sunday evening tweeting photos of her bookshelves. Almost immediately, it was noticed that one of those books was by renowned Holocaust denier David Irving. Things went downhill from there.

Fascism, Ecology, and the Tangled Roots of Anti-Modernism

An article exploring the connections between fascism and "anti-modern" schools of ecological thought, including the overlap between eco-fascism and some primitivist/anti-civilization anarchists. This article was first published on It's Going Down.

Of Indiscriminate Attacks and Wild Reactions: An Anti-Civ Anarchist Engages with ITS and Atassa, their Defenders and Their false Critics

A critique of the "eco-extremist" trend and its defenders and publicists among the nihilist and post-left anarchist milieu. While many libertarian communists have significant differences with the author's politics, it is reproduced here as an important expose of how far some anarchists were willing to embrace a completely reactionary form of misanthropic and misogynistic politics. Taken from the archive at Anarchist Libraries.
Content note: this piece includes discussion of sexual violence.

A Field Guide to Straw Men: Sadie and Exile, Esoteric Fascism, and Olympia’s Little White Lies

An examination of third position/cryptofascist/eco-fascist infiltration into the anarchist milieu and related scenes in Olympia, Washington during the mid-2010s. This text was first published on Puget Sound Anarchists.

Bonzo goes to Oslo: Christian fundamentalists and the far-right strike a new pose

A look at recent attempts by religious fundamentalist reactionaries and conspiracy theorists to build coalitions with "gender critical" feminists.

Why did the Workers World Party attend a conference with neo-confederate secessionists?

Why did Marxist-Leninist organisation Workers World Party send delegates to an international conference that included the League of the South and the Texas Nationalist Movement?

Excerpt on National Bolshevism from Martin A. Lee's _The Beast Reawakens_

Ernst Niekisch

An overview of the origins and developments of National Bolshevism. The text is from Martin A. Lee's 1997 book The Beast Reawakens, pages 311-323.

An Investigation Into Red-Brown Alliances: Third Positionism, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, And The Western Left

Originally posted on Ravings of a Radical Vagabond this is a comprehensive summary of Third Positionist fascist currents old and new, and the successful insertion of their ideas into leftist milieus and alternative media outlets.

Rebranding fascism: national anarchists - Spencer Sunshine

A 2008 article from Spencer Sunshine on the organizational and intellectual history of "national anarchism".