Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Cutting to the Quick

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I have always found that honest people, right or wrong, like to cut to the quick. If something requires an explanation, a sentence or two ought to do it. The answer must be direct, sensible, and, most importantly, interesting.

Here are a few examples:

Most boxing fans take it for granted that the black American heavyweight Joe Louis had been the top contender when he fought Jimmy Braddock for the title in 1937. Read more …

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The Capitalist Remedy for Meaninglessness

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Editor’s Note:

This speech was delivered at the Francis Parker Yockey Memorial Dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 19, 2017. — Greg Johnson

“There can be no national epic about things which the people cannot picture themselves as reproducible in a near future . . .” — Georges Sorel[1] Read more …

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Upcoming Counter-Currents Events
Jared Taylor at the Northwest Forum & The Francis Parker Yockey Centennial

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Counter-Currents is sponsoring two events in August and September. Both events are private, invitation-only gatherings. Who attends and what is said are off the record. If you are a friend of Counter-Currents, or if you would like to submit your name for “extreme vetting,” please contact Greg Johnson at Read more …

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Remembering H. P. Lovecraft:
August 20, 1890–March 15, 1937

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island, and died there of cancer on March 15, 1937. An heir to Poe and Hawthorne, Lovecraft is one of the pioneers of modern science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature. Lovecraft is a literary favorite in New Rightist circles, for reasons that will become clear from a perusal of the following works on this website.  Read more …

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At the Heart of Darkness

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Editor’s Note:

It is a little-known — but entirely unsurprising — fact that Samuel Francis had a deep love and encyclopedic knowledge of H. P. Lovecraft. In honor of Lovecraft’s birthday, here is Francis’ review of S. T. Joshi’s H. P. Lovecraft: A Life and Lovecraft’s Miscellaneous Writings. — Greg Johnson

“The New Englanders are a people of God, settled in those which were once the Devil’s territories.”—Cotton Mather

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Unite the Right Did Nothing Wrong
(But There’s Still Room for Improvement)

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Well the unity didn’t last long. Immediately after Unite the Right, those who did not participate started attacking the speakers and organizers. For instance, Katie McHugh and AntiDem have used Unite the Right as a pretext to attack Richard Spencer. Now the speakers and organizers are blaming and disavowing one another. Richard Spencer, Eli Mosley, and Baked Alaska, for example, have disavowed Jason Kessler over a tweet about Heather Heyer, who joined the violent mob that attacked Unite the Right and died as a result.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Weekly:
Unite the Right Wrapup with Augustus Invictus

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Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Michael Polignano reconvene for a new weekly Counter-Currents Radio podcast.

This week we discuss last weekend’s Unite the Right rally with Augustus Invictus.  Read more …

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Open Letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

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Dear Governor McAuliffe,

In the Soviet Union, they had essentially two kinds of prisoners in their vast gulag system: the 58s and everyone else. The 58s had been indicted under the provisions of Article 58 of the Soviet criminal code, which gave the state license to lock up virtually anyone for political reasons.  Read more …

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Learning from Donald Trump

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Having a Mencken-like disdain for America’s ruling class, I would like to put forward what I have entitled Quintilian’s Postulate 1: conservatives are stupid and lack courage; liberals are stupid and lack self-awareness. Donald Trump is a unique politician, I believe, because he possesses both courage and self-awareness.

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Building the Electronic Ethnostate

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Update: We have a stay of execution until the beginning of next week. Let’s hope the promise is honored. 

Enjoy this site while you can, because when you wake up tomorrow, Counter-Currents will probably be gone. Don’t worry, though, we will be back in a few days. Read more …

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