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Orientations

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Translated by Cologero; Spanish translation here

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It is useless to create illusions with the pipe dream of any optimism whatsoever: we find ourselves today at the end of a cycle. Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Faustian Soul of the West, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Kant and the “Unsocial Sociability” of Humans

I ended Part 1 asking who are these characters with proud aristocratic souls Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Faustian Soul of the West, Part 1

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Faust im Studierzimmer Georg Friedrich Kersting

Georg Friedrich Kersting, “Faust in his Study”

Part 1 of 2

If I had to choose one word to identify the uniqueness of the West it would be “Faustian.” This is the word Oswald Spengler used to designate the “soul” of the West. He believed that Western civilization was driven by an unusually dynamic and expansive psyche. The “prime-symbol” of this Faustian soul was “pure and limitless space.” This soul had a “tendency towards the infinite,” a tendency most acutely expressed in modern mathematics.  Read more …

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Réflexions sur le livre de Carl Schmitt, Le concept du Politique

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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« Pouvons-nous tous nous entendre ? »

– Rodney King

Le petit livre de Carl Schmitt, Le concept du Politique (1932), est l’un des plus importants ouvrages de philosophie politique du XXe siècle [1].

Le but du Concept du Politique est de défendre la politique des aspirations utopiques à abolir la politique. Read more …

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Angry Young Woman:
Isabel Colegate’s The Blackmailer

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TheBlackmailerIsabel Colegate
The Blackmailer
Richmond, Va.: Valancourt, 2014

“If you want to call it God, the divine, the energy in all things, the force that created the universe, nature, whatever you call it, I believe it’s fury not love.” — Jonathan Bowden

“What we feel for each other is really a passion for power,” said Judith. “We want to destroy each other by making the other fall in love with us.” — Isabel Colegate, The Blackmailer  Read more …

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Daniel Forrest’s Suprahumanism

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Daniel S. Forrest
Suprahumanism: European Man and the Regeneration of History
London: Arktos, 2014

Given my interests in topics covered in my Nietzsche’s Coming God book review, as well as my Overman High Culture essay, I thought it useful to take a look at Daniel Forrest’s new book, Suprahumanism.

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Kafka: notre camarade-de-peuple

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James Hawes
Excavating Kafka
London: Cuercus, 2008
US edition: Why You Should Read Kafka Before You Waste Your Life
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008

« Il s’avère que Kafka était un citoyen allemand loyal, riche et amateur de porno. Qui le savait ? » — Un commentaire sur Amazon  Read more …

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La Fin de l’Histoire Américaine

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Allocution prononcée lors de la Quatrième Rencontre Internationale évolienne, Sao Paulo, Brésil, 10 septembre 2014.

Francis Fukuyuma, l’intellectuel nippo-américain porte-parole du mouvement néoconservateur judéo-américain, proclama en 1992 dans son livre The End of History and the Last Man [La Fin de l’Histoire et le Dernier Homme] Read more …

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Paganism & Christianity, Nietzsche & Evola

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Editor’s Note:

NietzscheSeatedThis text continues the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s interview at the Union Jack Club in London on Saturday, November 21, 2009, after his lecture/performance on Punch and Judy. The title is editorial.  Read more …

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Julius Evola:
The World’s Most Right-Wing Thinker

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Julius Evola, La Genitrice

Julius Evola, La Genitrice

Editor’s Note:

This text is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Evola delivered to the 27th meeting of the New Right in London on June 5, 2010. As usual, I have deleted a few false starts and introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks for maximum clarity. You can listen to it at YouTube here. Three passages are marked unintelligible. If you can make out the words, please post a comment below or contact me at editor@counter-currents.com Read more …

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