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On Ethnonationalism, Religion, & Common Sense

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In the debate about Christianity and ethnonationalism it is too often forgotten that Christianity is a religion and not a political or cultural doctrine. Religion is coeval with man and its function is to mediate between the soul and the divine, Read more …



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Melting Pot or Civil War, a Scathing Review

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Reihan Salam
Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders
New York: Sentinel, 2018

Conservatism without race realism is a hideous thing. We started getting unwelcome glimpses of this horror show during the 2016 elections when a fair number of supposedly reliable conservatives decided they preferred the arch-liberal Hillary Clinton to the solidly-conservative Donald Trump. Read more …



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Bernardo Bertolucci & The Conformist

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Reputation-wise, Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018) missed a good bet by not dying a quarter-century ago, rather than lingering on for years of illness and diminishing fame. Orson Welles spent his lengthy dotage introducing himself to new generations as a pitchman for Gallo Wine, and that seemed pretty sad, but at least people knew who he was. When the equally talented Bertolucci died on November 26 he had almost no public profile at all.  Read more …



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Eraserhead:
A Gnostic Anti-Sex Film

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David Lynch’s first movie Eraserhead (1977) combines surrealism, low-budget horror, and black comedy. It rapidly became a staple of the midnight movie circuit and provided endless fodder for coffee-house intellectuals and academic film theorists.

Eraserhead is quite simply a gnostic anti-sex film. The film is premised on a gnostic dualism, which holds that the material world—including sex and childbearing—is fundamentally evil, Read more …



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Christmas Reading at Counter-Currents

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The Meaning and History of Christmas

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QDunit?

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Q. A member of the United States government with Q-level clearance, who posts on /pol/ with a tripcode to keep anons appraised on the implementation of “The Plan,” Read more …



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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
It’s All Or Nothing, Again!

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Since our last update, all the way back on November 23rd, we have received 11 donations totaling $3,180.00, for which we are enormously grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 289 donations totaling $63,772.87. So we more than 91% of the way to our goal, with only $6,227.13 and nearly three weeks to go.  Read more …



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Christmas Special  
Merry Christmas, Infidels!

1,428 words / 9:56

Translations: Czech, FrenchGerman, Swedish

Audio version: To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”

It was about twenty years ago when I first noticed that the greeting “Merry Christmas” was being replaced by the bland, neutral “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays.”

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A Globalist Struggles to Explain the Failure of Globalism

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Ian Bremmer
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
Portfolio/Penguin, 2018

Glancing through the blurbs on the back of Ian Bremmer’s new bestseller, one finds the Secretary-General of the UN, a managing director of the IMF, a co-chairman of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the President of the International Rescue Committee, and Larry Summers: not a lineup one would expect to find endorsing a bold challenge to conventional thinking. Read more …



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Children of Men

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Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men (2006) is loosely based on P. D. James’ 1992 novel of the same name. Cuarón is solidly Leftist, but Children of Men seems more and more like a Right-wing vision of dystopia with each passing year. (Cuarón’s 2001 film Y Tu Mamá También, is basically Marxist propaganda and soft-core porn, but his 2013 hit Gravity could be seen as an argument against putting women in the military or space, although I don’t think this was the director’s intention.)  Read more …



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An Esoteric Commentary on the Volsung Saga, Part VI

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Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, Part IV here, Part V here

Chapter 8. The Vengeance of the Volsungs

In the last installment of this series, we told of the birth of the hero Sinfjotli, product of the incest of the twins Sigmund and Signy. Read more …



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Overcomer to the End:
The Return of Brother Stair

Brother Stair

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After spending a restless night after reading the latest productions of the Dissident Right, I sought solace, at around 4 AM, in one of my favorite entertainments: radio preachers. I was listening to some Jamaican rabbiting on about how important the support of his Brooklyn ministry was when there was a burst of static, a few moments of fuzziness, and then – suddenly – the unmistakable voice and teachings of Brother Stair! Read more …



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Musica Deo Sacra

Salisbury Cathedral, Dark into Light

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Evensong drifted in wisps of blue incense down the shadow-columned nave as I cast my eye over the gold Garter Banner fluttering overhead. My attention was drawn to the apsidal chancel and fourteenth-century vaults, with their red and turquoise fronds that stare benignly down on the heads of the Schola Cantorum choristers, their angelic voices echoing off the chambered underbelly of the Romanesque cross tower. A mass of mesmeric candles flickered over the polished, bone-like surface of the reliquaries in the chantry chapels of the DeSpensers, Beauchamps, and de Clares.

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Populism in its Pure Form

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Interview by Nicolas Gauthier

Translated by Greg Johnson

Boulevard Voltaire: For about ten days now, France has been living in the era of the yellow vests, and opinions about it are already piling up. Flash in the pan or groundswell?  Read more …



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Australian Artists of the Right
Norman Lindsay, Part II

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1)

Homosexuality not conducive to creativity

Norman rejected the faddish view that homosexuality is associated with the creative individual. He regarded homosexuality as “destructive” to the creative impulse, which is based on unisexuality. He stated that the male homosexual is dominated by a split of either all-male or all-female:

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Christianity & Nationalism:
A Cautionary Tale

Charles Maurras

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The arguments over identitarians should embrace or abandon Christianity is a question that still remains unresolved within the broader movement.

Last week, Quintilian entered the fray and offered a reasoned argument for why white nationalists should embrace Christianity. The writer believes that white nationalists have fallen prey to the corrupted image of modern Christianity and fail to see the glory of the traditional faith.  Read more …



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The Rise & Fall of South Park, Part 2
South Park in the Age of Trump

Canadian Donald Trump from “Where My Country Gone?”

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Matt and Trey: Never Trumpers

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election, and the next evening, South Park had an episode about it. Read more …



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Wardruna’s Skald

The album cover

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Wardruna
Skald
Indie Recordings/By Norse Music, 2018

The Norwegian band Wardruna’s latest album, Skald, is a tribute to Old Norse poetry containing ten acoustic ballads performed live by the band’s co-founder, Einar Selvik. Read more …



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Australian Artists of the Right
Norman Lindsay, Part I

Norman Lindsay

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969) was the brother of Lionel Lindsay, recently profiled at Counter-Currents. Like his brother, Norman excelled in a variety of artistic media. While Lionel’s primary contribution to art theory and history was a slender but informative volume, Addled Art (1942, 1946), Norman was also a notable author of an impressive number of novels, as well as books on history and aesthetics. Read more …



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The Rise & Fall of South Park, Part 1
South Park Conservatism

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Novelist Robert Anton Wilson once famously said, “It only takes twenty years for a liberal to become a conservative with changing a single idea.”  Read more …



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Rock ‘n’ Roll & The European Soul

Pink Floyd in 1968

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“White culture is Family Ties and Led Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses – like, this is white culture. This is all we have.”
–Christian Lander[1]

Rock music’s descent mirrors the recent late-stage decline of confidence in the West.

Yes, rock music is complicated – cue the liberals retorting with, “It’s all just black blues, man!” and certain conservatives contesting, “But it’s degenerate!” Read more …



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A Mainstream Primer on Populism

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John B. Judis
The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
New York: Columbia Global Reports, 2016

Following the collapse of the Warsaw Pact in 1989 and, two years later, of the Soviet Union itself, there was a widespread sense in the West that the free market had conclusively vindicated itself Read more …



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Sicilian Nightmares

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A man can learn a lot while visiting Sicily. He can learn that old Rome and Byzantium still live in some corners of the Mediterranean; he can learn that the strange, winding streets of a medieval town can feel more like home than the post-communist, Eastern European shithole he calls home; Read more …



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Forthcoming from Counter-Currents!
The Alternative Right

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Greg Johnson, ed.
The Alternative Right
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018
302 pages

Hardcover: $40

Paperback: $20

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Forthcoming from Counter-Currents!
My Nationalist Pony

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Buttercup Dew
My Nationalist Pony
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018
178 pages

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Paperback: $16

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Uncle Max & the Commie Hunters

Maxwell Knight (right) and friends.

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The spymaster’s fascist background is just one of the many obstacles in telling the Maxwell Knight  story.

One of the oddest television projects now in development is a forthcoming series about master spy Maxwell Knight, the real-life “M” of MI5. Read more …



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The Moral Superiority of White Nationalism

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Over the past year, I have spoken with—and thought about—a particular demographic that should be open to White Nationalism, but which largely has not been: conservative Gen-Xers. They tend to reject White Nationalism as being un-American, as immoral, and most prominently, as comprised of losers and failures.

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The Jew Disraeli & the Construction of the Merchants’ Empire

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In a short text [“Imperium britannicum, ovvero: due diritti”] published in this periodical [La Vita Italiana] at the time of the sanctions (November 1935), we have attempted to characterize the physiognomy of the so-called British “empire” from the point of view of the typology of forms of civilization.

On that occasion, we showed that the British Empire is no more than a caricature and a counterfeit of a true empire. Read more …



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Christianity & White Nationalism

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It is a commonplace among White Nationalists to disparage Christianity. This is understandable inasmuch as most of the Christian denominations today have abandoned almost all of the tenets of Christianity. The typical Christian minister or priest is no longer a saver of souls but is instead an anti-white social justice warrior (SJW). “Is the Pope Catholic?” is no longer a self-evident joke but is now a serious question that must be answered in the negative. Read more …



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History through the Traditionalist Lens:
Alexander Wolfheze’s The Sunset of Tradition & the Origin of The Great War

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Alexander Wolfheze
The Sunset of Tradition and The Great War
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2018
£67.99 (sale price £33.99 until December 1)

Of the major (and even several of the minor) European languages, the Traditionalist school of philosophy – that articulated by René Guénon and Julius Evola and their offshoots – was a latecomer in the Anglophone world. Read more …



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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 224
Freedom of Speech
Greg Johnson at Erkenbrand

84 words / 27:13 (plus Q&A)

Here is the audio of Greg Johnson’s speech at the Erkenbrand conference that was held in The Netherlands on November 3, in which he explains why White Nationalists need freedom of speech to win — and why we should want to keep it once we have won. The text of the speech is here. To listen in a player, click here. Read more …



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Mad as Hell:
How Broadway Ruined Network

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When asked to name my favorite film, I have a tough time choosing between Fight Club and Network. I was delighted, therefore, when I learned that Network had been turned into a Broadway play starring Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, everything, as it turned out.

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What is the Alternative Right? Part 4

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Part 4 of 4, Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here

Author’s Note:

This is the final installment of the opening essay of a forthcoming anthology called The Alternative Right.    

White Nationalism 1.0 & 2.0

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A Conversation with Frédéric Delavier, Bodybuilder & Philosopher

Frédéric Delavier

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Frédéric Delavier is a French author of books on bodybuilding, who also became a philosopher. His book Guide to Bodybuilding Movements was first published in 1998 and was a worldwide bestseller, with over two million copies sold. It has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is also known as an educational and critical videographer on his YouTube channel. He recently published a treatise on philosophy, The Awakening of Consciousnesses (L’Éveil des Consciences), which is awaiting translation into English.

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Arisches Kind

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The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month had passed, and Elsa Bauer could not sleep while the wind howled about the hilltop farm, running cold, malevolent fingers down her big stone chimney, the old beech’s branches rustling against the slate and glass like a cacophony from a demonic symphony. Read more …



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