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Where Conservatism Went Wrong:
A Review of The Great Purge: The Deformation of the Conservative Movement

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Paul E. Gottfried & Richard B. Spencer (eds.)
The Great Purge: The Deformation of the Conservative Movement
Arlington, Va.: Washington Summit Publishers, 2015

All political movements need a history, and such histories, if well-constructed, almost always coalesce into myth. Once mythologized, a movement’s past can inform its present members about its reason for being, its need for continuing, and its plans for the future. Read more …

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Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part Three

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Part 3 of 3 (Part 1 here; Part 2 here)

Jay Dyer
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film
Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016 Read more …

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Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part Two

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Part 2 of 3 (Part 1 here)

Jay Dyer
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film
Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016 Read more …

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Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part One

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Part 1 of 3

Jay Dyer
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film
Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016

“A film is a ribbon of dreams. The camera is much more than a recording apparatus; it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world that is not ours and that brings us to the heart of a great secret. Read more …

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An Unhealthy Adaptation:
What Cozzens’ Guard of Honor Tells Us About Race & the US Government

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James Gould Cozzens
Guard of Honor
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1948

After some prodding, I was finally persuaded by a friend to read Guard of Honor, a book about military life by James Gould Cozzens. Cozzens was a member of the American WASP elite and was descended from one the governors of Rhode Island during the Civil War. During the Second World War, Cozzens worked at the Pentagon for Army Air Force Read more …

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Mindset & Reconquest:
What Identitarians Can Take from Mike Cernovich’s MAGA Mindset: Making YOU And America Great Again

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Mike Cernovich
MAGA Mindset: Making YOU and America Great Again
Castalia House, 2016

Donald Trump’s success over the last two years was of a nature bound to foment wonder. From his first speech at the base of Trump Tower to the stunning denouement on election night, Trump gave a master class on unrepentant “winning,” and seemed perpetually five steps ahead of his opponents. Read more …

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The Fall of Western Man:
A Review

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Mark Collett
The Fall of Western Man
CreateSpace, 2017

The soul is that ungraspable, illimitable, and living citadel of a man and his aspirations, which itself grasps and delimits what his future shall attain to; and so for a collectivity of men. Read more …

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The Cycle & the Center:
A Review of Aristokratia IV

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Aristokratia IV: D’Annunzio, Nietzsche, Stirner, & Social Revolt
Edited by K. Deva; with contributions from K. R. Bolton, Gwendolyn Taunton, Rene Walter Pletat, David Muller, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris Nad, James O’Meara, Lukas Kubena, Jarrad Ackert, and N. M. Phoenix
Manticore Press, 2016

It’s a cause for celebration that the wholly admirable Aristokratia project from Manticore Press continues on, now producing its fourth annual collection of the finest in esoteric philosophical and political studies. Read more …

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A Field Day for the Titanic Pessimist:
A Review of Guillaume Faye’s Archeofuturism 2.0

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Guillaume Faye
Archeofuturism 2.0
Arktos Media, 2016

Renowned Right-wing author Guillaume Faye has written his first novel, Archeofuturism 2.0. So you might ask: is it a good one? Has he delivered? Is this something for Faye fans, maybe even science fiction fans, to buy?

We’d answer “yes” to all these questions. Read more …

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An Alt Right Take on The Bridge Over the River Kwai

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Pierre Boulle
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
The Vanguard Press, 1954

The Bridge Over the River Kwai – the novel, not the film – contains so many contradictions that it’s hard to keep them all in one’s mind.

For the Alt Right today, this semi-fictional story, written by Pierre Boulle, can serve as both an inspiration and a cautionary tale. Read more …

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