Tag Archives: W. B. Yeats

Print this post Print this post

W. B. Yeats

8,340 words

Yeats4Editor’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by F.F. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 35th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday October 15, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. I also deleted a couple of false starts, added the first names of some figures, and added a missing line to “Easter, 1916.” Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Elitism, British Modernism, & Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham_Lewis_photo_by_George_Charles_Beresford,_WWI9,099 words

Editor’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Wyndham Lewis which was delivered to the 8th New Right meeting in London on May 28, 2006. There are a number of passages marked unintelligible. These passages appear in the recording at 4:00, 34:21, 40:12, 41:52, and 46:28. (You can listen to the lecture using the player below or by downloading the lecture.) If you can understand these words, please post a comment below.

  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence

Kerry Bolton
Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence
Edited by Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2012
210 pages

hardcover: $35

Quantity:  

paperback: $20

Quantity:  

Read more …

Posted in Counter-Currents title, literature, poetry | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats, 1865–1939

5,276 words

Editor’s Note:

To commemorate the birthday of William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939), we are publishing this expanded version of Kerry Bolton’s essay on Yeats, which forms chapter five of his book Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence, forthcoming from Counter-Currents. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

George Orwell on W. B. Yeats as Occult Fascist

William Butler Yeats, 1865–1939

227 words

“W. B. Yeats” (1943)

“Translated into political terms, Yeats’s tendency is Fascist. Throughout most of his life, and long before Fascism was ever heard of, he had had the outlook of those who reach Fascism by the aristocratic route. He is a great hater of democracy, of the modern world, science, machinery, the concept of progress—above all, of the idea of human equality.”

“How do Yeats’s political ideas link up with his leaning towards occultism? [. . .] To begin with, the theory that civilisation moves in recurring cycles is one way out for people who hate the concept of human equality. If it is true that “all this,” or something like it, “has happened before,” then science and the modern world are debunked at one stroke and progress becomes for ever impossible. [. . .] Secondly, the very concept of occultism carries with it the idea that knowledge must be a secret thing, limited to a small circle of initiates. But the same idea is integral to Fascism. Those who dread the prospect of universal suffrage, popular education, freedom of thought, emancipation of women, will start off with a predilection towards secret cults. There is another link between Fascism and magic in the profound hostility of both to the Christian ethical code.”

The full text is online at: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79e/part20.html

 

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

William Butler Yeats:
A Poet for the West

2,212 words

In saner times our great poets, writers, and philosophers expressed the feelings and ideas which came naturally from the race-soul. In these times those feelings and ideas are too “controversial” to be expressed freely, so where they cannot be suppressed outright, they are reinterpreted, obscured, and selectively anthologized by the alien arbiters of our culture. For no poet of our race has this been more true than for William Butler Yeats.

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Video of the Day:

  • Kindle Subscription
  • Our Titles

    The Eldritch Evola

    Western Civilization Bites Back

    New Right vs. Old Right

    Lost Violent Souls

    Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations

    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    The Lightning and the Sun

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Forever and Ever

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles

    Carl Schmitt Today

    A Sky Without Eagles

    The Way of Men

    Generation Identity

    Nietzsche's Coming God

    The Conservative

    The New Austerities

    Convergence of Catastrophes

    Demon

    Proofs of a Conspiracy

    Fascism viewed from the Right

    The Wagnerian Drama

    Fascism viewed from the Right

    Notes on the Third Reich

    Morning Crafts

    New Culture, New Right

    An eagle with a shield soaring upwards

    A Life in the Political Wilderness

    The Fourth Political Theory

    The Passing of the Great Race

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Fighting for the Essence

    The Arctic Home in the Vedas

    The Prison Notes

    It Cannot Be Stormed

    Revolution from Above

    The Proclamation of London

    Beyond Human Rights

    The WASP Question

    Can Life Prevail?

    The Jewish Strategy

    The Metaphysics of War

    A Handbook of Traditional Living

    The French Revolution in San Domingo

    The Revolt Against Civilization

    Why We Fight

    The Problem of Democracy

    Archeofuturism

    The Path of Cinnabar

    Tyr

    Siege

    On Being a Pagan

    The Lost Philosopher

    The Dispossessed Majority

    Might is Right

    Impeachment of Man

    Gold in the Furnace

    Defiance