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Trump vs. the Tyranny of Experts

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Salvatore Babones
The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts
Medford, Mass.: Polity Press, 2018

Savatore Babones is an America academic with an appointment in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Unusually for someone in such a position, he has a few good things to say about Donald Trump—or at least about the fact of his election. Read more …



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Zen, the Samurai Ethos, & Death

2,446 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

This text is drawn from Dominique Venner, Un samouraï d’Occident: Le Bréviaire des insoumis (Paris: Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, 2013), 101-15.. I have previously reviewed this work at The Occidental Observer.

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The Green Marchers

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Recently, Hondurans from the 2018 illegal immigrant “caravan” attempted to cross the border from Tijuana into California. They seem to have been repulsed by the US Border Patrol, though many undoubtedly got through via the legal system. It was a close call. Read more …



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Cioran:
Aesthete of Despair

Emil Cioran

495 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is Alain Soral’s negative assessment of Emil Cioran, as contained in his “dictionary” of aphorisms. While this appraisal is not exactly fair, the text expresses some understandable frustration with the nihilist Cioran and gives one a sense of the oppressive atmosphere, for Right-wingers, of the postwar French literary scene. Read more …



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Masterpieces of Aryan Thought 4
Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur

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Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur (1938) is one of those unfortunate great books (think Spengler’s Decline of the West and any book by Henry Adams) that is often mentioned but seldom read. The book was meant as a guide to the essential philosophy, art, economics, history, and ethics from Confucius to the 20th century as uniquely interpreted by Pound.

This and the ABC of Reading (1934) constituted the core texts of the “Ezra-versity,” the informal seminars that Pound held before World War II for those acolytes who came to visit him in Rapallo, Italy. Read more …



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Fukuyama on Diversity

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Francis Fukuyama’s latest book Identity was written to forestall the rise of Right-wing identity politics, but, as I argued in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” the book is actually very useful to White Nationalists because it concedes a number of our basic premises while offering weak reasons to resist our ultimate political conclusions. This is especially apparent in his discussion of diversity.

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Demoskrieg & Diaskrieg:
The Two Great Truths of the Jewish Question

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Physicist Niels Bohr is given a great line in the excellent biographical graphic novel Suspended in Language by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis. While walking with a young Werner Heisenberg in 1924, he tells his colleague:

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Guide to Kulchur, Episode 9
Apocalypse Now

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John Morgan and Guillaume Durocher join Fróði Midjord on the latest Guide to Kulchur to talk about Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Vietnam War film, Apocalypse Now. They do a scene-by-scene analysis of it, and discuss the differences between the director’s cut and the original version of the film and its relationship to other films, as well as Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and also its relevance for politics and the Right. Available on both YouTube and Spreaker.

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Spanish translation here

Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. Read more …



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Remembering Jack London:
January 12, 1876–November 22, 1916

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Spanish version here

Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco on January 12, 1876. An adventurer and Jack of all trades in his youth, London achieved fame and fortune as a fiction writer and journalist. But he never forgot his working class roots and remained a life-long advocate of workers’ rights, unionism, and revolutionary socialism. (See his essay “What Life Means to Me.”)

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Fukuyama on Identity Politics

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Francis Fukuyama
Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition
London: Profile Books, 2018[1]

Francis Fukuyama is the most eminent living neoconservative intellectual. I have admired and benefitted from his work since 1992, when he published his first book, The End of History and the Last Man. Read more …



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Mortal Engines & Broken Humanists

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Mortal Engines is an action-adventure yarn spanning four books by teen fiction author Philip Reeve, first published in 2001. With the recent box-office flop of the movie adaptation, it’s an opportune time to share some thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of this enduringly popular quartet. I first read Mortal Engines and its sequels (Predator’s Gold, Infernal Devices, and A Darkling Plain) in my mid-teens, and haven’t picked them up since, so the following is entirely from a decade’s worth of offhand contemplation.

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Goodbye Mister White Guy

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There is a general feeling of malaise among native European communities. I was unaware of this as a child, or perhaps it just didn’t exist yet, as I was also unaware of it as a young adult. But now I am sensitive to it, and certainly sensitive to reflecting on my past experiences with fresh eyes, and this will be such a reflection.

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Diversity & Race Realism in Trash TV

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As luck would have it, I recently spent a day snowed-in at a hotel in a Midwestern city. Fortunately, there was complimentary cable. Read more …



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American Sardaukar

Lance Corporal James Blake Miller, USMC, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004.

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I don’t even have to check the comment section of Éordred’s excellent “Der Fall Amerika” to know that there’s going to be more than one claiming a variation of “not all Americans are like that.” I know this because this was at the back of my mind while reading it, and because, of course, not all Americans are like that. Read more …



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Might is Right:
Inequality & the Natural Order

Arno Breker, Die Partei

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A central tenet of the Dissident Right is its absolute rejection of human equality. The notion of equality encompasses a wide range of meanings, but is firmly rooted in the maxim that all human beings are fundamentally equal in worth, ability, experience, and understanding. Read more …



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Remembering Robinson Jeffers:
January 10, 1887–January 20, 1962

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Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887.

Once regarded as one of the greatest American poets, Jeffers is largely forgotten by the literary establishment today, no doubt because of his politically incorrect subjects and views. A Nietzschean who was accused of fascist sympathies (which he denied), he celebrated nature and the outdoors in his work, eschewing the abstruse modernist style that was fashionable in his day. Read more …



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Born-Again Paganism:
Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring

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The Criterion Collection’s recent release of a comprehensive Blu-ray collection of the cinema of Ingmar Bergman is an opportunity to re-assess the work of this greatest of Nordic filmmakers. Those who seen little of his work (or none at all) usually have the impression that Bergman’s oeuvre is dark and gloomy, filled with existential angst over the “death of God.” Read more …



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Cioran on Decline

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following are some rare more-or-less political comments from the post-war Emil Cioran, more in keeping with his pessimistic outlook. These are translated from Emil Cioran, De l’inconvénient d’être né (Paris: Gallimard, 1973). The title is editorial.

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The Limitations of the Military Mind

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The Limits of the Letter

James “Mad Dog” Mattis, USMC, has resigned – or been fired, depending on who you believe – as the Secretary of Defense in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria and draw down in Afghanistan. Read more …



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Is Hungary in a Crisis?

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A series of demonstrations have taken place in Hungary opposing its conservative Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán. Its trigger was a vote in Parliament approving changes to the labor laws. Both the Hungarian and the foreign media who are typically hostile toward the illiberal Prime Minister and his party, Fidesz, have painted a terrible portrait of the situation. The progressive, liberal, and socialist opposition radicalized its discourse and actions, and they have carried out numerous agitprop operations. Let us summarize the facts:

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The Native American Nietzsche:
Camille Paglia, Frontier Philosopher

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Camille Paglia
Provocations: Collected Essays on Art, Feminism, Politics, Sex, and Education
New York: Pantheon, 2018

“I don’t bake. My specialty is large hunks of highly spiced meat.” — Camille Paglia[1]

“We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds.” — Emerson, “The American Scholar”

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Guide to Kulchur
From Ukraine with Love

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Greg Johnson joins Fróði Midjord on the latest Guide to Kulchur to talk about Kiev, since they both recently visited that city (although on separate occasions). They discuss their impressions of the country, the city, the political atmosphere, and the people in general, as well as the Intermarium concept for restructuring the Baltic region. They also look back at important changes in 2018 and discuss their plans for 2019. Read more …



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Remembering Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915–November 16, 1973

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Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915. A prolific scholar and dazzling stylist, Watts is best known as the chief popularizer of Asian philosophy for the Beat and Hippy movements, but he was also an original thinker in his own right and a quiet man of the Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to these works at Counter-Currents: Read more …



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Frithjof Schuon on the Meaning of Race

Frithjof Schuon

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Aside from some of Julius Evola’s writings, there is a dearth of writing on worldly matters from a Traditionalist standpoint. As John Morgan mentioned in a recent review, most Traditionalist writers focus solely on spirituality while evading the implications that Tradition has on more practical matters. Considering this, it was refreshing when I first discovered Frithjof Schuon’s two expansive essays, “The Meaning of Race” and “The Meaning of Caste.”[1]

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Der Fall Amerika

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Audio version here

As a European, I was taught to dislike Americans from a young age. In school, and through cultural osmosis, a young European is taught to look down on these cultureless, backwards savages with their guns, their Christian dogmatism, their unrefined tastes, their consumerism, their obesity, and their racism. Read more …



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The Motivational Cioran

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: Emil Cioran is notorious as perhaps the most pessimistic philosopher of all time. Nonetheless, I was able to find some aphorisms of his which I would consider inspiring. These are translated from Emil Cioran, De l’inconvénient d’être né (Paris: Gallimard, 1973).

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Now in Audio Version!
A Patriot Without a Country:
A Film about Stanislaw Szukalski

5,264 words / 32:47

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Struggle: The Life & Lost Art of Szukalski (2018)
Directed by Ireneusz Dobrowolski
Written by Stephen Cooper & Ireneusz Dobrowolski

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The Pathological Altruism of the Tibbetts Family

Mollie Tibbetts and her murderer

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The murder of Mollie Tibbetts–a young University of Iowa student–at the hands of an illegal immigrant showed the horrible consequences of diversity to millions of Americans last summer. Read more …



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Pulp Puppies & Competent Men:
John W. Campbell, Jr. & the Supermen of Science Fiction

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Alec Nevala-Lee
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
New York: Dey Street Books, 2018

“We seek nothing less than a Campbellian revolution in genre literature.” — Vox Day[1]

 “The Campbell that influenced me was John W., not Joseph.” — George R. R. Martin

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Now in Audio Version!
Now for My Next Writer . . .

5,673 words / 36:48

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Tarmo Kunnas
Faszination eines Trugbildes: Die europäische Intelligenz und die faschistischeVersuchung 1919­-1945
Brienna Verlag, 2017

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Storm over Kiev:
Report on Asgardsrei 2018

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If I wanted to provide an example of the Faustian spirit at work, I would probably point to the Asgardsrei festival. Just think about what would be the most extreme and difficult event to organize. A NSBM festival would be high on the list. After you organize it, authorities in your country attack it, and you become an unwanted and unwelcome person in your own fatherland. What do you do? You move to a different country and proceed with your work. Read more …



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What Populism Isn’t

3,641 words

Jan-Werner Müller
What is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

When a political establishment feels threatened by a growing force like National Populism, Plan A is to defend the establishment and attack its opponents by dispatching middle-brow journalists to sneer and jeer and middle-brow political hacks to construct partisan talking points. Read more …



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Beyond the Alt Right
Toward a New Nationalism

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The Alt Right is dead. But the Alt Right was so useful—and so much fun—that we need to create a replacement for it, the sooner the better.  Read more …



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Forthcoming from Counter-Currents!
The Alternative Right

744 words

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

510 words

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

Hardcover: $30

Paperback: $16

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