Monthly Archives: July 2017

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An American Nationalist’s Observations on Sweden

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When I arrived to Sweden in February I had not seen much snow in over a year. I walked down an ice- and snow-covered road, learning to read the street names. Read more …

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Punching Right, 2

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In my essay “Punching Right” I explained why I think that there should not be any taboos against criticizing fellow Right-wingers. The only taboos should be against bad ideas, bad arguments, bad manners, and bad faith.  Read more …

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Left Fault Lines

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Die Politik ist die Lehre vom Möglichen said Otto von Bismarck, Politics is the art of the possible being the usual English translation, although it can also read as Politics is the training of the possible. Read more …

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Is the Gospel According to Mark an Allegory?

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In my last essay, I presented the argument for why the strength of the historical evidence for the life of Jesus provided by the Gospels basically reduces to the strength of the evidence provided by the anonymously-authored book, written shortly after AD 70, that subsequently acquired the title “The Gospel According to Mark” most likely sometime in the 2nd century AD (henceforth, “Mark”).

So now it’s time to ask how strong that evidence is. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 181
Trump in Poland

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Prelude to A Song of Fire & Ice

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A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF), better known for its TV counterpart Game of Thrones, became a pop culture phenomenon late in the last decade. It has since garnered a worldwide fan base and a cult of die-hard fans that seek clues and dream up theories of the story’s arc and plots. Of course, this isn’t the first time medieval fantasy has swept the modern world by storm. Read more …

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In Defense of Losers, 2

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Aedon Cassiel’s excellent Counter-Currents article “In Defense of Losers” made me think a lot about the nature of dissident political movements in general, and white ethno-nationalism in particular.

One of Cassiel’s points, made in the second half of his article, was that the more intelligent or successful whites—winners, presumably—tend to insulate themselves from the negative effects of racial diversity Read more …

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The Politics of the Good Samaritan

Aimé Morot, The Good Samaritan, 1880

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We all know the parable of the Good Samaritan: the story of the foreigner willing to go out of his way to save a stranger. It is a favorite story of particularly leftist Christians, who like to use it as a bludgeon against conservative insularity and preference for the family and the nation over strangers.

The actual meaning of the story, however, is not at all how it is interpreted in popular culture. Indeed, there is good reason to believe that this false interpretation belies the worship of an un-Christian, and more political kind of God.  Read more …

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Giant: A Dual-Edged “Modern” Western

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Giant
Directed by George Stevens
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean
1956

Giant is filmed in the beautiful but desolate wildlands near Marfa, Texas[1] by the excellent director George Stevens (1904–1976), who also directed the award-winning movie Shane (1953). Giant is based on a book of the same name by Jewish author, Edna Ferber (1885–1968).  Read more …

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Is Jesus a Myth?

Isis with the infant Horus, faience, Ptolemaic period

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I’ve spent most of my time at Counter-Currents focusing on issues that unite us rather than those that divide us. This hasn’t been out of any tepid desire to avoid controversy: I really do think the issues that unite us are far more important than those on which our community is split. Thus, I’ve been hesitant to risk sowing discord over side issues where we need unity more than ever.

But the truth of our side’s take on the issues that unite us—if you ask me—is obvious, and this just doesn’t always lend itself to interesting conversation. Read more …

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Dangerous—An Alt-Review

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Milo Yiannopoulos
Dangerous
Dangerous Books, 2017

Meanwhile, look who’s finally gotten off the big red chair and wants to come play with us again after being such a bad boy. As promised, Milo Yiannopoulos has finally released his book Dangerous after it had been canceled by his would-be publisher Simon and Schuster earlier this year. Read more …

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Viking Supermen

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Viking — the word itself still conjures up the stereotypical image of bloodthirsty blonde barbarians, whose rage can only be sated by acts of pillage and rapine. Fortunately, this dated historical perspective has been somewhat revised, and establishment historians now tacitly acknowledge that Norse civilization was much more complex than previously thought, and a lot less one-dimensional. Read more …

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Video of the Day
Underneath the Mind:
Bowden on Oratory

4:11

https://youtu.be/WdV0tfsKw3s

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The Question of Legality (1950)

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Translated by Simona Draghici

The Reverend Oratorian Father Laberthonnière, who died in 1932, left behind the voluminous work of a lifetime, which is being edited by his friend Louis Canet. Between 1933 and 1948, six impressive volumes were published. Quite recently, another book of his was added to them, and which is of particular interest to us, namely, a Critique of the Notion of the Sovereignty of the Law.[1] Read more …

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Remembering Carl Schmitt:
July 11, 1888–April 7, 1985

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Carl Schmitt was born on July 11, 1888 in Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany — where he died on April 7, 1985, at the age of 96. The son of a Roman Catholic small businessman, Carl Schmitt studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Strasbourg, graduating and taking his state exams in Strasbourg in 1915. In 1916, he earned his habilitation in Strasbourg, qualifying him to be a law professor. He taught at business schools and universities in Munich, Greifswald, Bonn, Berlin, and Cologne.

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Kill All Normies

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Czech translation here

Angela Nagle
Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right
Winchester, UK: Zero Books, 2017

The election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many and to Leftists in particular who were certain that Trump had no possible chance of winning. Since November those on the Left who were once so sure of their perspective have been forced to reevaluate their understanding of American politics. Read more …

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No, John, Let’s Talk About Race

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Here’s a dictum I have read now and again on the internet: “an organization that isn’t explicitly anti-Left will eventually be swallowed up by the Left.” Here’s another I am making up on the fly (although I am sure others have said it many times before): “an organization that isn’t explicitly anti-nonwhite will eventually be swallowed up by nonwhites.”  Read more …

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The Pyramids of Detroit

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The silverfish climb walls
and crawl the faded floors;
eat peeled wallpaper, balls
of lint in broken drawers;

across veneer, find pairs
of thick and chipped wenge legs,
art deco chaise lounge chairs,
upholstery now in rags. Read more …

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See You at American Renaissance

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I will be attending this year’s American Renaissance Conference (Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th). I have not been to an AmRen conference since 2008, and I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. I will be selling Counter-Currents books and signing copies of my titles. So if you are one of the 299 other people registered for the conference, and you would like to set up a meeting or pre-order certain books for me to have on hand, please contact me at [email protected]. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 180
Our New Weekly Podcast

The Oseberg Ship, Oslo Viking Ship Museum

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Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Michael Polignano inaugurate a new weekly Counter-Currents Radio podcast. Read more …

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Remembering Revilo Oliver (July 7, 1908–August 20, 1994)
The Professor & the Carnival Barker

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Professor Revilo Pendleton Oliver died in 1994, full of years and honors, as they say; and also notoriety. Long a Classics professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana, he gained his PhD in 1938 with a translation and commentary on a 1500-year-old Sanskrit drama. Read more …

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Remembering Revilo Oliver:
July 7, 1908–August 20, 1994

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Revilo Pendleton Oliver was born in Texas on this day in 1908. He received his undergraduate degree at Pomona College in California and his doctorate in classics at the University of Illinois under William Abbot Oldfather. He was Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois for many years. Read more …

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The Oh-So-Familiar Conflict of 1492

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Salvador Dalí, The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, 1959

James Reston, Jr.
Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors
New York: Anchor Books, 2006

When reading James Reston, Jr.’s highly entertaining book about the final Spanish push against the Moors, one is struck by just how remarkably similar that conflict was to the oh-so-familiar violent divides of today. The Spanish Reconquista story parallels the smoldering West vs. Islam conflict that is the Global War on Terror as well as the sharp ethno-domestic conflicts in the United States. Read more …

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Heidegger & Ethnic Nationalism, Part 2

Heidegger comes to the point

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Author’s Note:

This is the conclusion of a lecture delivered at the London Forum on Saturday, May 27th. Read part one here.   Read more …

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Rhodesian Parallax

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The rise and fall of South Africa has garnered a great deal of attention in White Nationalist circles, as it should. The parallels between past and present events in South Africa Read more …

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Video of the Day
The Point of Great Civilization

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The Brexit Precedent

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Direct democracy is usually not favored by those whose priority is stability. An appeal to the voters to decide on specific issues has the virtue of cutting short party division on the issue in question but is notorious for exacerbating old cross-party divisions. The first referendum in Britain was in 1973 and the first nationwide referendum in 1975. Read more …

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Teaching White Nationalism in a Chinese University, Part II

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My previous article, which was published here last September, has drawn wide attention and enthusiastic responses from many readers, which was a great honor and pleasure to me. Read more …

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Alan Watts:
The First Alt-Academic

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Alan Watts

Alan Watts
Alan Watts — In the Academy: Essays and Lectures
(SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)
Edited and with an introduction by Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice
Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017

“I have a confession to make: I enjoy reading Alan Watts’ books. This simple statement [is] a veritable coming out of the philosophical closet.” — Philosophy professor Samir Chopra[1]  Read more …

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New Editorial Lineup at Counter-Currents

Strength through Unity

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Beginning on July 1, 2017, Counter-Currents has a new editorial lineup.

Greg Johnson remains Editor-In-Chief and can still be reached at [email protected]. Read more …

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  • Our Titles

    White Identity Politics

    The World in Flames

    The White Nationalist Manifesto

    From Plato to Postmodernism

    The Gizmo

    Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch's CENSORED Guide to the Movies

    Toward a New Nationalism

    The Smut Book

    The Alternative Right

    My Nationalist Pony

    Dark Right: Batman Viewed From the Right

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    Novel Folklore

    Confessions of an Anti-Feminist

    East and West

    Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come

    White Like You

    The Homo and the Negro, Second Edition

    Numinous Machines

    Venus and Her Thugs

    Cynosura

    North American New Right, vol. 2

    You Asked For It

    More Artists of the Right

    Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics

    Rising

    The Importance of James Bond

    In Defense of Prejudice

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (2nd ed.)

    The Hypocrisies of Heaven

    Waking Up from the American Dream

    Green Nazis in Space!

    Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country

    Heidegger in Chicago

    The End of an Era

    Sexual Utopia in Power

    What is a Rune? & Other Essays

    Son of Trevor Lynch's White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    The Lightning & the Sun

    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

    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

    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

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    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Gold in the Furnace

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