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Superheroes, Sovereignty, & the Deep State

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This text was presented in somewhat abridged form at the second meeting of the New York Forum on July 16, 2016. I want to thank the NY Forum team and everyone who was present.  Read more …

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Tim Burton’s Batman:
Putting the Gothic into Gotham

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c7ce5d565bafd080d493ccfdef046f60Origins & Evolution of the Gothic in Film

The gothic is a quintessentially European aesthetic. Moreover, it pertains and appeals more specifically to those of North-West European descent and is to be found in various modes and tropes throughout North-West European culture and contrasts with the Classicism of Southern Europe. Gothic as a term was first applied to medieval art and particularly architecture by Renaissance critics in similar propagandist fashion to how the term Dark Ages was also used to describe the period following the collapse of the Roman Empire. Read more …

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Caesar Without Gods:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

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Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) begins with the evocation of fear which becomes the motivational impulse for Bruce Wayne’s story. As a child he accidentally falls down a disused well, and, whilst he lies trapped and injured, he is terrified by a flock of bats that appear like a chthonic force of nature from the bowels of the earth. Read more …

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Call for Papers
Dark Right:
Right-Wing Readings of Batman

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BatmanBroodingThis summer, Counter-Currents will publish a collection of essays and reviews edited by Greg Johnson and Gregory Hood on Batman as Right-wing superhero. Authors will include Trevor Lynch, Gregory Hood, Jonathan Bowden, Jason Jorjani, Andrew Hamilton, and James J. O’Meara. We are looking for a few more essays to round out the collection. Essays can deal with any versions of the Batman character and his opponents, in any medium, as long as they highlight Rightist themes.  Read more …

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Temný rytíř povstal

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Konečně se mi povedlo dostat se do města s kinem a zhlédnout třetí a závěrečnou část Nolanovy epické batmanovské trilogie Temný rytíř povstalRead more …

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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In any matchup between Batman and Superman, I side with Batman. I’ve never liked the character of Superman, because he is not a man at all. He’s basically a god. He’s not a human being who has raised himself to the pinnacles of human excellence. He’s an alien who is simply endowed with superior abilities. There is nothing heroic about Superman, because he is almost invulnerable. He faces no risks. There’s nothing he must struggle to overcome.

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Temný rytíř

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Ve své recenzi Nolanova Batman začíná (Batman Begins, 2005) jsem napsal, že film dosahuje dramatického konfliktu navýšením sázek až do krajnosti: zničení moderního světa (ztělesněného Gotham City) tradicionalistickou Ligou stínů vs. jeho zachování a „progresivní“ vylepšení, o něž usiluje Batman.

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The Dark Right Rises:
Christopher Nolan as Fascist Filmmaker?

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Conservatism’s League of Stupidity

The egalitarian Left isn’t just evil — it’s boring. Unfortunately, the conservative “Right” doesn’t have anything better to offer. Read more …

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The Dark Knight

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Dans ma critique du Batman Begins de Christopher Nolan, j’ai affirmé que le film génère un conflit spectaculaire autour des enjeux les plus élevés qui soient : la destruction du monde moderne (symbolisé par Gotham City) par la “Ligue des Ombres” Traditionaliste contre sa préservation et son amélioration “progressive” par Batman.

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Pulp Fascism

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The following text is a transcription by V. S. of a lecture entitled “Léon Degrelle and the Real Tintin,” delivered at the 21st meeting of the New Right, London, June 13, 2009. The lecture can be viewed on YouTube here. (Please post any corrections as comments below.)

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