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La Cuestión de la Raza en Spengler y su Significado para el Racialismo Contemporáneo

Michael Kunze, Oswald Spengler

Michael Kunze, Oswald Spengler

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Traducción por A. Garrido. Enlace original aquí

Introducción

Es una tradición en Counter-Currents recordar al gran filósofo de la historia alemán, Oswald Spengler, en el aniversario de su nacimiento, 29 de Mayo. Este año, me gustaría tomarme el tiempo de reflexionar críticamente sobre los puntos de vistas de Spengler sobre la raza dentro de su obra maestra La Decadencia de Occidente (1912-22), y, en particular debatir sobre la importancia que estas ideas sostienen para los racialistas y etno-nacionalistas de los tiempos modernos.  Read more …

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Remembering Oswald Spengler:
May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently. Read more …

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The Question of Race in Spengler & its Meaning for Contemporary Racialism

Michael Kunze, Oswald Spengler

Michael Kunze, Oswald Spengler

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Spanish translation here

Introduction

It is a tradition at Counter-Currents to remember the great German philosopher of history, Oswald Spengler, on the anniversary of his birth, the 29th of May. This year, I would like to take the time to critically reflect on Spengler’s views of race within his magnum opus, The Decline of the West (1918–22), and, in particular to discuss the importance these ideas hold for modern day racialists and ethno-nationalists.  Read more …

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Spengler, Yockey, & The Hour of Decision

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spengler-duotone“That is what the craving for the peace of fellahdom, for protection against everything that disturbs the daily routine, against destiny in every form, would seem to intimate: a sort of protective mimicry vis-à-vis world history, human insects feigning death in the face of danger, the “happy ending” of an empty existence, the boredom of which has brought in jazz music and negro dancing to perform the Dead March for a great Culture.”
—Oswald Spengler, The Hour of Decision  Read more …

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Albion’s Hidden Numina
Peter Shaffer’s Equus

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The Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire

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Peter Shaffer’s 1973 play, Equus, is arguably the most pagan work of art created in the 20th century. Ostensibly an extended dialogue between a mentally ill boy and his psychiatrist, Shaffer’s play goes far beyond the realms of psychoanalysis and begins to stir the surface of an incipient numinous awakening. Read more …

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Early Reactions to Imperium

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Francis Parker Yockey

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Editor’s Note:

Kerry Bolton’s ongoing research for a new and definitive biography of Francis Parker Yockey and a complete collection of Yockey’s shorter writings and correspondence continues to turn up new and previously-thought-to-be-lost materials, including issue no. 4 of Yockey’s Frontfighter newsletter, containing one of Yockey’s lost works, which is included in the following article.

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Karl Jaspers, l’Age Axial, et une Histoire Commune pour l’humanité

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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Du XIXe siècle jusqu’aux années 1960 et 1970, les livres de l’Histoire Mondiale reconnaissaient les divers accomplissements de toutes les civilisations dans le monde, mais la plupart des auteurs et des enseignants prenaient comme allant de soi le fait que les Européens méritaient plus d’attention en particulier au vu de leur influence incontestable 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”

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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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Archäofuturistische Fiktion 
Frank Herberts Dune

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Wenn Science-Fiction typischerweise „progressiv“ und Fantasy-Literatur „rückwärtsgewandt“ ist, dann brauchen wir eine dritte Kategorie für die sechs Dune-Bücher von Frank Herbert (1920-1986) – gar nicht zu reden von George Lucas’ sechs Star Wars-Filmen –, die futuristische Sci-Fi-Elemente mit den archaischen Werten und magischen Welten der Fantasy verbinden.

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