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To Boldly Go

Once upon a time the mainstream culture was conservative and the so-called counterculture was left wing. Today the situation is reversed and a new counterculture has arisen, one that boldly challenges the cynicism, nihilism, and stifling political correctness of popular culture today. Our mission is to support this raw and untamed counterculture by gathering its creators in one place and providing the tools and resources they need to succeed. Here they can present their latest works, interact with colleagues, and connect with a likeminded audience. At Liberty Island, readers of […]

The Hawks of Kamalon

If you’re a right-of-center music lover, you’ve undoubtedly happened upon an Internet list of allegedly conservative musicians. These lists range from the tried-and-true roll call to the dubiously inclusive, but they usually operate the same way: by capitalizing on a stray lyric or an out-of-context remark to make the case for "fill-in-the-blank-with-a-surprising-musical-name" as a closet conservative. Does 50 Cent really lean rightward because he once declared George W. Bush a "gangsta"? (And where was that gangsta during the 110th Congress?) Did Nikki Minaj actually support Mitt Romney, as she claimed […]

The Son of San Idro

The Earth’s light made the hull fragments opalescent, like broken shards of sky. The Hu Jintao’s remains hung silently in the vacuum of space. As I approached the wreck, I saw a tiny shadow move on a piece of debris. A drone, I thought. There shouldn’t have been one here, though. The radiation vomiting from the Hu Jintao had been enough to dissuade wreck-divers such as myself for the last fifty years. I froze, and inertia carried me. A mile-long filament tethered me to my shuttle. With the suit’s rebreathing […]

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What is Liberty Island? Liberty Island is a home and launching pad for the rising right-of-center counterculture. It combines a curated magazine, an open range self-publishing platform, and a commercial book and media division. What is the new counterculture? Once upon a time the cultural establishment was conservative and the counterculture was left wing. Today that establishment is dogmatically (if often unconsciously) liberal, while the rising counterculture reflects the tastes and values of those (conservatives, libertarians, independents, and even many liberals) who are sick of the ideological conformity and political […]