Gustavo Arellano is the former publisher and editor of Orange County’s alternative weekly OC Weekly. His nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! has won numerous awards, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
Here at Unregistered, we like to celebrate the holidays by making public confessions about our private lives while waging psycho-political war against the establishment. What else would we do?
The higher education revolution continues. I make a call to action to take down the little-known government-sponsored monopoly that’s responsible for the astronomical tuition prices and intellectual conformism at American colleges and universities, and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project helps me host a live podcast at the Renegade University weekend in Los Angeles.
Moshe Kasher is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is the author of a stunning memoir, Kasher in the Rye, about his harrowing, other-worldly childhood. He is also that very rare thing in Hollywood: a true intellectual.
Jonathan Carp is an Iraq War veteran, an antiwar activist, a historian, a philosopher, an engineer, a father, a husband, a Catholic, a radical and a conservative, and an intellectual who makes me smarter every time I talk to him.
Stefan Molyneux invited me on his show to debate postmodernism. I don’t know how he felt about it, but I had a great time.
This is about wars that are personal and political. Angela Keaton is the executive director of the Randolph Bourne Institute and the director of operations at Antiwar.com. She formerly produced Antiwar Radio with host Scott Horton. She wrote about her life and world view for The Daily Bell.
For reasons that are obvious to anyone who knows his biography and his work, Jim Goad might be the most underappreciated social critic in America. He edited the notorious and influential zine Answer Me!, authored The Redneck Manifesto, and served more than two years in prison for a crime he writes about with breathtaking honesty. He currently writes for Taki’s Magazine and hosts the podcast Jim Goad’s Group Hug.
Scott Horton is the author of the widely acclaimed Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and the host of the indispensable foreign policy radio program and podcast The Scott Horton Show. Since 2003, he has conducted more than 4,500 interviews with journalists, politicians, former military leaders, lawyers and experts on foreign policy and war. Scott is also the managing director of The Libertarian Institute and the opinion editor of Antiwar.com.
When this interview took place, Laura Kipnis was under a Title IX investigation by her university and being sued in civil court for publishing her book, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus, a critique of the sexual “McCarthyism” at American universities and the “blatantly paternalistic” feminism that drives it. Kipnis is a professor of media studies at Northwestern University and the author of five other books, including Against Love: A Polemic; Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation; and Bound and Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America.