Responses to the “Anti-Reactionary FAQ”

The Anti-Reactionary FAQ.  It really needs no introduction. We’re familiar with what it is.  And we have a few things to say about it…

It was written by only one person, but so far more than one individual has a reaction to it.  It is my hope here to compile as many responses as I can to the FAQ by members of the Reactosphere who have some point of disagreement with its contents.

Many thanks to Bryce Laliberte for the idea, Nicholas B. Stevenson for an initial deluge of links, and to all those who either wrote up responses, informed me of them, or both.

I’m trying to stick to things that are fairly clearly responses to the FAQ, not ideas outlined elsewhere that could potentially serve as responses.  I’d like to focus just on counter-arguments that have been put forth directly going after the points that were made in the FAQ, and I hope that this page also serves as a good template for identifying points that still need to be refuted.  In time, I hope to refine and organize the structure of this page to precisely echo the structure of the Anti-Reactionary FAQ, but for now this crude approximation will have to do.

This page will be updated to the best of my ability as responses come out, so feel free to throw down some links in the comments or otherwise inform me of new write-ups…

1. Is everything getting worse?

http://www.moreright.net/a-classic-quote/

http://foseti.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/an-anti-reaction-faq/

http://www.xenosystems.net/the-decline-frame/

http://blog.jim.com/culture/the-anti-anti-reactionary-faq-part-2-crime.html

http://www.moreright.net/response-to-yvain-on-anti-reactionary-faq-lightning-round-part-1/

http://radishmag.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/anarcho-tyranny/#the-myth-of-peace

http://www.moreright.net/on-rising-crime/

http://www.moreright.net/response-to-anti-reactionary-faq-july-2014/

2. Are Traditional Monarchies better places to live?

http://blog.jim.com/politics/the-anti-anti-reactionary-faq-part-1-terror-and-mass-murder.html

https://twitter.com/georges322/status/392200216666853377

http://blog.jim.com/politics/the-anti-anti-reactionary-faq-part-3-freedom-and-monarchy.html

http://www.moreright.net/response-to-yvain-on-anti-reactionary-faq-lightning-round-part-2-austrian-edition/

http://blog.jim.com/politics/the-anti-anti-reactionary-faq-war-and-democide.html

http://www.moreright.net/monarchy-faq/

http://www.moreright.net/monarchy-faq-part-two/

http://www.moreright.net/monarchy-faq-part-three/

http://www.moreright.net/monarchy-faq-part-four-freedom/

http://www.moreright.net/monarchy-faq-part-five/

http://www.moreright.net/responses-to-a-couple-common-objections-to-monarchy/

 

3. What is Progress?

http://blog.jim.com/economics/progress.html

http://blog.jim.com/culture/the-anti-anti-reactionary-faq-part-4-ever-leftwards-movement.html

http://anarchopapist.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/the-theory-of-demotist-singularity/

4. Should a country be ruled as a joint-stock corporation?

http://anarchopapist.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/the-informal-systems-critique-of-formalism/

5. Are Modern Ideas about Race and Gender wrongheaded and dangerous?

http://anarchopapist.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/on-the-opposition-to-sluttiness-among-other-things/

http://freenortherner.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/sex-a-response-to-scott-alexander/

http://blog.jim.com/culture/the-anti-anti-reactionary-faq-sluts.html

Miscellaneous Responses

https://nickbsteves.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/shots-across-the-bow/

http://slatestarcodex.com/2013/10/20/the-anti-reactionary-faq/#comment-17706

http://blog.jim.com/economics/anti-anti-anti-anti-reactionary-faq.html

http://theden.tv/2013/11/30/eight-reasons-democracy-doesnt-work/#sthash.uDJCZXVj.FAQTucYF.dpbs

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