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The Loved One

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The Loved One (1965) is my all-time favorite comedy. Based on a 1948 novel of the same name by Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One stands alongside Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood (the book and the movie) as a savagely on-target, dark comic satire on American Protestant civilization.

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The Bourgeoisie, Protestantism, & The Protocols:
The Anti-Democratic Thought of Erik, Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn & Barone Giulio Cesare Evola

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

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Two books published in the early 1950s by two European aristocrats merit careful study by every contemporary European conservative since they express the authentic reactions of authentic noblemen to the revolutionary changes that Europe has for long suffered under the yoke of democracy and totalitarianism. These are Erik, Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn’s Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time (1952) and Barone Giulio Cesare Evola’s Gli Uomini e le rovine (Men Among the Ruins) (1953).  Read more …

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Thomas Carlyle:
The Sage of Chelsea

James MacNeill Whistler, Thomas Carlyle

James MacNeill Whistler, Thomas Carlyle

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This is the transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), which was delivered at the 15th meeting of the New Right in London on July 5, 2008. You can listen to the lecture below or watch it on YouTube here. Please post any corrections below as comments.    Read more …

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Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers, 1887–1962

Robinson Jeffers, 1887–1962

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The following text is the transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture “Robinson Jeffers: Misanthrope Extraordinaire” at the 9th New Right Meeting in London on January 13, 2007. You can listen below. If you can make out the passages marked unintelligible, please post comments below. 

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Speaking Freely

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bowdenemotesThe following text is the transcript by V.S. of the question and answer session following Jonathan Bowden’s lecture “T. S. Eliot” at the 34th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday, August 6, 2011. Read more …

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The Jitterbugs & the Vabanquespieler:
On Yockey’s America

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“For us there is but one crime: to be untrue to ourselves.”

– Francis Parker Yockey, 1953

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Why Christianity Can’t Save Us

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French translation here

The conservative philosopher Russell Kirk wrote, “We must remind ourselves, to begin, that culture arises from the cult: out of the religious bond and the sense of the sacred grow any civilization’s agriculture, its common defense, its orderly towns, its ingenious architecture, its literature, its music, its visual arts, its law, its political structure, its educational apparatus, and its mores. Read more …

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“All or Nothing”:
The Prisoner & Ibsen’s Brand

Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner

Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner

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A number of years ago I wrote an essay offering an interpretation of the cult TV series The Prisoner (anthologized in Summoning the Gods, published by Counter-Currents).

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Robert E. Howard & the Heroic

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The following text is a transcript by John Morgan of a lecture by Jonathan Bowden, “Robert Erwin Howard: Pulpster Extraordinaire,” given at the 26th New Right meeting in London on Saturday, April 17, 2010. The audio is available on YouTube.

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The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Part 4 
The Construction of the Western Self

Clemency of Marcus Aurelius, detail, Capitoline Museum

Clemency of Marcus Aurelius, detail, Capitoline Museum

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Part 4 of 5

Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

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