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Blade Runner

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Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie Blade Runner is a science fiction classic and surely the director’s finest work. Blade Runner excels on all levels. It is a highly imaginative vision of the future realized with a stunning visual style. The script is intelligent, even poetic. The cast is uniformly strong, with a number of powerful performances, particularly Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty. The gripping action sequences are acrobatic, balletic, and brutal. But the key to the film’s unsettling emotional power is its deep mythic subtext. Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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A Heroic Vision for Our Time:
The Life & Ideas of Colin Wilson

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Colin Wilson, the English author of well over a hundred books on subjects as diverse as philosophy, literary criticism, criminology, and the occult, as well as many novels, essays and short stories, passed away last Thursday (December 5, 2013) at 11:45 PM local time, in the presence of his wife, Joy, and his daughter, Sally. He was 82.

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The Svadharma Doctrine & Existentialism

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Heidegger walks his path

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Translator anonymous

In an earlier essay I pointed out the importance of clearing up the points in which a connection between the doctrines of the traditional East and certain very advanced intellectual trends of the West emerges. I then said that in many cases a serious and not amateurish knowledge of the former might well serve to complete the latter, liberating them from their aspect as opinions of a purely individual speculative nature, and also from everything affected by an atmosphere of crisis, such indeed as is that of our own modern Western civilization. Read more …

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Zen & the West

Crow Screen, Japan, 17th century, Seattle Art Museum

Crow Screen, Japan, 17th century, Seattle Art Museum

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Translator anonymous, ed. by Greg Johnson

Zen may be regarded as the last discovery of Western spiritualistic circles in sympathy with Oriental wisdom. Read more …

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The Right to One’s Own Life in East & West

Peter Paul Rubens, "The Death of Seneca," c. 1615, Museo del Prado, Madrid

Peter Paul Rubens, “The Death of Seneca,” c. 1615, Museo del Prado, Madrid

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Translation anonymous, ed. Greg Johnson

In these short notes I shall not attempt to deal with the question of the right to life in general, but with the right to one’s own life, which corresponds to the ancient formula of jus vitae necisque; it is the right to accept human existence or to put an end to it voluntarily. I intend to compare certain characteristic points of view which have been formulated in this connection in the East and in the West. However, the problem will not be considered from a social point of view, but rather from an interior spiritual one, whence it appears in the shape of a problem of responsibility only to our own selves. Read more …

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Thoughts on Samuel Beckett

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Edited by Alex Kurtagić 

Editor’s Note: 

The following is excerpted from Jonathan Bowden’s Skin, a book he wrote in the early 1990s. The text has been lightly edited, mainly for punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.

In Samuel Beckett’s work . . . , which has become emblematic of the modern condition, Read more …

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Le primordial et l’eternel :
La Tradition dans la pensée de Martin Heidegger et de Julius Evola

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L’opposé de la tradition, dit l’historien Dominique Venner, n’est pas la modernité, une notion illusoire, mais le nihilisme [1]. D’après Nietzsche, qui développa le concept, le nihilisme vient avec la mort des dieux et « la répudiation radicale de [toute] valeur, sens et désirabilité » [2]. Read more …

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Podcast no. 3
Interview with Andy Nowicki

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Editor’s Note:

Due to technical problems with the recording, we have decided it best to release only the transcript of our interview with Andy Nowicki.

Mike Polignano:  Welcome to Counter-Currents Radio. We’re joined here today by one of our authors, Andy Nowicki. Read more …

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The Existentialist Case for Conservatism

Thomas Hart Benton, "The Music Lesson," 1943

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Usually, as if there were anything usual about this time other than that it has happened before and will again anywhere a civilization gets ready to die, you don’t think of existentialism as conservative.

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