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Blessed are the exterminators.


(The Moon and the Other, by John Kessell. New York: Saga Press, 596 pp. $27.99) reviewed by Zeke Teflon To understand The Moon and the Other, it’s helpful to be familiar with the reformist political current called identity politics. In the U.S., it’s been all the rage over the last few decades among liberals, especially among […]


(We ran an earlier, considerably shorter version of this post in September 2013. As you might have noticed, things have changed a bit since then.) * * * REFERENCES TO FASCISM abound in American political discourse. Unfortunately, most of those using the term wouldn’t recognize fascism if it bit ’em on the butt, and use […]


We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily. When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider […]


  Our good friend and well known alt-country player Al Perry–composer of “The Only Thing That Hurts Now Is The Pain”–is finally launching his web site. It’ll be up within a few days, and we’ll let you know as soon as it is. It’ll feature videos, a store, Al’s artwork, Al’s writing, and a calendar […]


(This is the introduction to H.L. Mencken‘s The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.) by Chaz Bufe, editor See Sharp Press The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche was the first book ever to appear in English on the German philosopher, and H.L. Mencken’s second real book. It seems entirely appropriate that the topic of one of the earliest […]


by Chaz Bufe References to fascism abound in American political discourse. Unfortunately, most of those using the term wouldn’t recognize fascism if it bit ’em on the ass, and use it as a catch-all pejorative for anything or anyone they dislike. But the term does have a specific meaning. Very briefly, as exemplified in Nazi […]


We hit 100,000 views last week, and we’re using that as an excuse to list the best posts we’ve published, divided by category. Part 1 covered Addictions, Anarchism, Atheism, Baseball, and Capitalism; Part 2 covered Civil Liberties, Economics, Gardening, Interviews, and Journalism; and Part 3 covered jokes. Since there are well over 500 posts in […]


Sharp and Pointed has been around for just over three years, and we’ve put up just over 1,000 posts —  this  is number 1,001 — in 37 categories. Coincidentally, we reached 30,000 hits yesterday. Science fiction is probably our most popular category, and we’ve put up nearly 100 sci-fi posts. Here, in no particular order, are those we […]


We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily. When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider […]


We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily. When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider […]


(We ran two earlier, considerably shorter versions of this post in years past under the title “Nazi Germany and the U.S.A.” As you might have noticed, things have changed a bit lately, hence this update.) * * * REFERENCES TO FASCISM abound in American political discourse. Unfortunately, most of those using the term wouldn’t recognize […]


It’s been a while since we put up an installment in our ongoing “interesting an marginally useful internet crap” series. Well, wait no more. Hold onto your hats and enjoy. We’ll start with the mind-bogglingly sick: Let’s says you’re a religious organization with a history and ongoing problem of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. How do […]


by Keith McHenry, author of Hungry for Peace Even though I have shared meals with the hungry for over 35 years, in a time of ever-rising profit and productivity, the numbers of the hungry and homeless have risen, not fallen, over that time. In many of our cities, it feels as if we’re still living […]


Our friends at Crónicas Negras have been running a series of interviews with their fellow Venezuelan anarchists. Here’s the latest. _________________   “The Venezuelan state is approving the biggest eco-suicide known in our entire history and the Boliarvian government is complicit” Interview with Juan Pablo Núñez from Maracaibo.   Interviewer Rodolfo Montes de Oca (http://rodolfomontesdeoca.contrapoder.org.ve/) […]