Monthly Archives: July 2016

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The Eternal Anglo:
Tocqueville’s Prophetic History of the United States, Part 3

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The American Empire: Triumph & Expansion of the Federal State 

The story of America is also one of the steady fall of Jeffersonian democracy and the rise of Hamiltonian plutocracy, with an all-powerful federal government in symbiosis with a ruling oligarchy. This was not a given however, because the Republic created by the Constitution was actually a regime of divided sovereignty. Read more …

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The Eternal Anglo:
Tocqueville’s Prophetic History of the United States, Part 2

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Alexis de Tocqueville

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The American Nightmare: A Stifling Middlebrow Dictatorship of Political Correctness

The talents of Anglo-Americans and the material wealth of North America predestined that nation for great power. But power is nothing, or worse, without wisdom. This raises the question: What is the character of the American? Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 160
Patrick Le Brun on Terrorism, Le Pen, Brexit, & Trump

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Night Time Baseball

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Last fall, I was watching the World Series, the Kansas City Royals versus the New York Mets. I have a little more than a casual interest in baseball, but I didn’t really care who won (the Royals did, by the way, four games to one). Rather, I’m drawn to the game by its lingering suspense, myriad decisions, and brief bursts of action. A tightly contested baseball game can suck me in for a long time.  Read more …

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Battle of the Magicians:
Baron Evola between the Dancer & the Druid

5,274 wordsAlbrecht Dürer. Paumgartner Altar (right panel, detail). 1503 c. 1503

A Constant Reader has called my attention (keep those cards and letters coming in, folks!) to some critical commentary on the magical writings of Baron Evola[1] by none other than John Michael Greer, who is Past Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and current head of the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn. Read more …

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The Eternal Anglo:
Tocqueville’s Prophetic History of the United States, Part 1

2,544 wordsAlexis de Tocqueville

Part 1 of 3

An important project for the Alternative Right is the reclaiming of the ethno-nationalist and inegalitarian strands in Western thinking. This is often fairly easy to do: almost everything written before the 1960s was in some way or another politically-incorrect by the standards of today. I have previously attempted to do this regarding aristocratic, racial, and nationalist thought in Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic study, Democracy in America.[1] Read more …

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That’s President Troll to You

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10-donald-trump-debate.w529.h352On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks published Democratic party emails revealing levels of cheating, corruption, and clown-car incompetence that shocked even the most jaded cynics. The Democrats responded like a naughty six-year-old caught red-handed. They simply tried to change the subject. The emails, they said, were hacked by the evil Russians. So I guess we are supposed to disregard their contents.  Read more …

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Progressivism, Eugenics, & Sterilization

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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
New York: Penguin, 2016

The unfairly neglected American modernist composer Carl Ruggles once scolded an audience member who was loudly expressing his disapproval during a performance of a piece of music by Charles Ives by standing up, turning to him, and telling him to “shut up and listen like a man.”[1] Read more …

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Safety, Prosperity, & Peace:
Trump’s Path to the White House

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At the 2008 American Renaissance conference, Michael Walker made a very simple point about democratic politics that has stuck with me. Most people are not interested in ideology and moral principles. Instead, he said, quoting British socialist politician Tony Benn, they are interested in “security, peace, and prosperity.”  Read more …

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Meme Magic is Real:
Neville Goddard’s Feeling is the Secret

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Neville Goddard
Feeling is the Secret
Edited by James J. O’Meara
Amazon.com, Kindle, 2016

“This book is concerned with the art of realizing your desire. It gives you an account of the mechanism used in the production of the visible world. It is a small book but not slight. There is a treasure in it, a clearly defined road to the realization of your dreams.”  Read more …

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Superheroes, Sovereignty, & the Deep State

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Czech version here

justice-league-part-one-who-will-be-the-big-bad-justice-league-part-one-352195Author’s Note:

This text was presented in somewhat abridged form at the second meeting of the New York Forum on July 16, 2016. I want to thank the NY Forum team and everyone who was present.  Read more …

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Race in The Last of the Mohicans & its Major Motion Picture Adaptions

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10.-The-Last-of-the-MohicansJames Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel The Last of the Mohicans has been adapted to film or television many times, most notably by director Michael Mann in 1992. Mr. Mann’s version of the story was based more on the 1936 film (written by Philip Dunne and directed by George Seitz) than on the original novel. The reason for this is murky, and the development of Dunne’s screenplay even murkier. However, plotting how the story has evolved from landmark American literature to major motion picture is extremely instructive and enlightening with regard to popular attitudes towards the white race. And it isn’t good.  Read more …

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The Conquest of California

3,805 wordsThe Golden State has had a long history of racial conflict, and with today’s demographic crisis it is worth looking at what worked in the past.

California is the jewel in the crown of the American Union. Of all the states it contains the largest economy. Indeed, California’s economy is one of the largest in the world.[1] Read more …

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Call for Papers
The Alternative Right

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This fall, Counter-Currents will publish an anthology of original essays called The Alternative Right. The goal is twofold. First, the book will explore all aspects of the Alternative Right. Second, it will also serve as a manifesto of sorts, much like the anthology I’ll Take My Stand served the Southern Agrarian movement. Read more …

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The Happening

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For years I’ve been predicting it. With absolute confidence, I’ve been claiming that its arrival is a certainty. So why do I feel so surprised, and a trifle disoriented that it is now happening? What is “it”? It’s The Happening. I didn’t invent this expression. I heard a couple of people use it at the recent New York Forum. Read more …

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Trump the Redeemer, Trump the Destroyer

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On the fourth night of the Republican National Convention, presidential nominee Donald J. Trump gave an unheard of, albeit leaked, 75-minute speech. I watched most of it, but like many people of my generation, my attention was divided across multiple screens. From my television set, the voice of the authoritarian populist some consider to be literally Hitler blared through my quarters. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2016 Summer Fundraiser
Update, News, & New Incentives to Give

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On June 11, the sixth anniversary of Counter-Currents going online, we launched our annual Summer Fundraiser, which ends each year on Halloween. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000. We have raised $6,679.31 so far from 120+ individuals, including a number who have begun monthly pledges. Thank you very much for a strong start.

Counter-Currents, like most publishers of dissident ideas, depends upon the generosity of our readers. Read more …

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Trump & the End of Feminism

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Ivanka Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention contained a remarkable passage that heralds the end of feminism in America:  Read more …

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Biological Youth & Political Youth

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Translated by G. A. Malvicini

YouthA frequently discussed issue among Right-wing circles is the new generation and its relations with the previous one; “revolutionary” youth in relation to the men and ideas of the Fascist period. Some, in this regard, believe that the same phenomenon is met with here that can be observed more generally: the new generation no longer understands the generation that preceded it, the accelerated pace of events having interposed between the one and the other a mental distance much larger than that which in other times normally would have separated them.  Read more …

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Fascism:
The Great Reconciler

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Trump_Trumpolini_dux_zpswvdbifo6Because the definition of fascism is so fleeting and the word itself so abused, academics who are at least a little bit serious about understanding fascism have attempted to make a fascist checklist. The most memorable points are also the most superficial. Fascists share the Myth of a Golden Age, the promise of palingenisis, militaristic symbolism and rhetoric, etc.. However, beneath the surface there is a paradox in fascism that has escaped the bourgeois and Marxist academics: Fascism is the greatest force for reconciliation between the various strands of any society.  Read more …

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Iran, Israel, & the Bomb

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast January 2012 interview of Jonathan Bowden about Iran. You can listen to the podcast here Read more …

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The Return of Australian Nationalism

Pauline Hanson

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Since around the end of the sixties, the Anglosphere has been the sick man of Western nationalism. In the last decade, the Continent has given us the steady rise in nationalist political parties such as the Front National, the Austrian Freedom Party, the Lega Nord, and even more radical groups such as Jobbik, Golden Dawn, and the Slovak National Party.  Read more …

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Now in Print!
Waking Up from the American Dream

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Counter-Currents is proud to announce the publication of Gregory Hood’s first book, available now in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback:

Kindle: $4.99

Hardcover: $30

Paperback: $15 

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Tim Burton’s Batman:
Putting the Gothic into Gotham

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c7ce5d565bafd080d493ccfdef046f60Origins & Evolution of the Gothic in Film

The gothic is a quintessentially European aesthetic. Moreover, it pertains and appeals more specifically to those of North-West European descent and is to be found in various modes and tropes throughout North-West European culture and contrasts with the Classicism of Southern Europe. Gothic as a term was first applied to medieval art and particularly architecture by Renaissance critics in similar propagandist fashion to how the term Dark Ages was also used to describe the period following the collapse of the Roman Empire. Read more …

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The Pro-Colonial Trilogy: 
55 Days at Peking, Zulu, & The Sand Pebbles

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55 Days at Peking (1963), Zulu (1964), and The Sand Pebbles (1966) aren’t part of an actual trilogy, and aside from Zulu, the films aren’t necessarily about colonialist projects in the strictest sense. Additionally, the movies are produced, written, and directed by entirely different people. However, they are remarkably similar in some ways, and they all have a pro-white rule vibe.

The 1960s were a radical, change-filled decade. Read more …

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The Sixty Million
The Roots of Zionism, Part 4

Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis

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Part 4 of 4 & Notes

Anti-Semitism and Jewish ‘Over-Achievement’

Typically a nation appreciates entrepreneurial outsiders if its majority population isn’t generating enough native entrepreneurs to kindle economic growth, even if such outsiders come to dominate the economy. Read more …

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Caesar Without Gods:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

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Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) begins with the evocation of fear which becomes the motivational impulse for Bruce Wayne’s story. As a child he accidentally falls down a disused well, and, whilst he lies trapped and injured, he is terrified by a flock of bats that appear like a chthonic force of nature from the bowels of the earth. Read more …

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Julius Evola: A Philosopher at War

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Translated by G. A. Malvicini

Interviewer: The publishing house Murcia has just released a new book by Gianfranco de Turris: Julius Evola: A Philosopher at War. The subtitle, 1943-1945, should get the attention of readers of the Roman thinker, it being the most mysterious period of his life, of which he spoke the least, with the most gaps from a biographical point of view. Now, at long last, this essay reveals what Evola did during those years: his journeys in Italy and Europe, his stay at Hitler’s Headquarters, Read more …

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The Sixty Million
The Roots of Zionism, Part 3

Max Nordau

Max Nordau

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Part 3 of 4

From Benevolent Billionaire Patriarchs to Zionist Bullies

Judis notes that “Baron Edmund James de Rothschild began investing — about $6 million from 1884 to 1890 — in colonies in Palestine.” Judis doesn’t even bother to adjust that figure for inflation, which would be 2/3rds of a billion in 2016 dollars! Read more …

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Democracy:
The God That Failed

John McNaughton, Obamanation (detail)

John McNaughton, Obamanation (detail)

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about democracy. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today it’s a great pleasure to welcome back Jonathan Bowden. Read more …

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