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What Socrates Knew:
Thirty Socratic Theses, Part 2 of 2

Reyer van Blommendael, Xantippe Dousing Socrates, c. 1665

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Author’s Note:

On August 24th, 1999 I began a lecture course called “What Socrates Knew” with a lecture called “Thirty Socratic Theses.” What follows is a transcription of the second half of the lecture by V.S. The thirty theses are listed below, as are links to the audio of the lecture. 

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Counter-Currents Radio Weekly
Be of Good Cheer
Counter-Currents on Millenniyule

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We have skipped two podcasts because of travel. This week’s podcast is our appearance yesterday on Millennial Woes’ live Millenniyule Hangout. Thank you Woes and all your listeners and supporters.

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The Counter-Currents 2017 Fundraiser
New Matching Grant Offer

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Since our last update, we have received 21 donations totaling $1,472. This brings our grand total to $56,554.37. That puts us less than $3,500 from our annual goal with two weeks remaining. I want to thank all of our donors for this sustained outpouring of support. Without you, Counter-Currents would not survive.

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The Counter-Currents 2017 Fundraiser
Why I Write

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Speech that doesn’t commit one to anything, doesn’t stand on its own, doesn’t risk its position, doesn’t cost anything, is not worth very much.” – The Invisible Committee[1]

One of my former colleagues just had the honor of presenting the annual President’s Address to the American Anthropological Association. Her speech, a paean to the power of the “good” anthropologist who battles against the “looming darkness” caused by recent “political disasters,” was hailed as a courageous speaking of truth to power in the darkest days of late-modern life. Read more …

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Patriotism & Nationalism:
A Response to Sarah Silverman

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We stood somewhere near a local subway stop. Except for the girl, I didn’t know any of these people. Besides me there was just one another guy, he was tall, wore sunglasses and pink shorts, and put on a charade of friendliness and familiarity that Europeans often say is typical of Americans. There was what looked like a boy, but used a girl’s name, so I avoided addressing him/her/it. One girl was asked what type of music would be played on the party boat: Read more …

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What Socrates Knew:
Thirty Socratic Theses, Part 1 of 2

Socrates and Xanthippe

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Part 1 of 2

Author’s Note:

On August 24th, 1999 I began a lecture course called “What Socrates Knew” with a lecture called “Thirty Socratic Theses.” What follows is a transcription of the first half of the lecture by V.S. The thirty theses are listed below, as are links to the audio of the lecture. 

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New 20% Off Sale!

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The following Counter-Currents titles are 20% off until December 15th. Why? Because we like you!

To take advantage of this sale, please select the titles from the list above or the navigation bar to the right, add them to your cart, and then use the coupon december2017 when you check out.

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Epicurean Spiritual Exercises

Bust of Epicurus

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Trans. Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is drawn from Pierre Hadot, Qu’est-ce que la philosophie antique ? (Paris: Gallimard, 1995), 191-96. Some non-English secondary sources have been removed from Hadot’s footnotes. The title is editorial.

To achieve the healing of the soul and a life in accord with the fundamental [Epicurean] choice, it is not enough to have learned the Epicurean philosophical discourse. Read more …

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Now Expanded & in Audio Version
Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down

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The recent wave of disgusting attacks on Tara McCarthy, Lauren Southern, and other women associated with the Alt Right can only be demoralizing and discouraging. Which is, of course, why they were launched in the first place. Read more …

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On Misogyny in the Alt Right

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Recently, I had an experience at the bank which I will never forget. It has, in my opinion, special relevance to the latest controversy regarding certain high-profile women in the Alt Right, most notably YouTube sensation Tara McCarthy and Alt Right journalist Lauren Southern.  Read more …

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New Podcast
F. Roger Devlin on the Woman Question

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The first hour of the new episode of Me ne frego is F. Roger Devlin on the Woman Question in light of the recent anti-woman campaign on the “Alt Right.” The last half-hour is in Swedish. You can listen here:

Listen to “Me ne frego – episode 9 with Roger Devlin on the Woman Question” on Spreaker.

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Percy Grainger:
Artist of the Right

Percy Grainger, 1882–1961

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Percy Grainger was a polymath: a pianist, composer, conductor, ethnomusicologist, inventor, artist, polyglot, and man of letters. He was one of the most celebrated pianist-composers of the early twentieth century. His work and writings reflect a worldview marked by both racial consciousness and an opposition to modernity that coexisted alongside radical artistic modernism.  Read more …

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The Sincerity Assumption

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When it comes to politics, there are four categories of people.

1. There are people who agree with your understanding of the facts, and agree with your values, and therefore come to the same political conclusion as you.  Read more …

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Hit Me with Your Best Shot

Joan of Arc at the Stake, or: Feminist beta farmer finally gets her comeuppance from reeeing INCEL thot-patrollers

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Recently, I took part in a ladies’ roundtable discussion on Red Ice Radio on the topic of whether or not nationalism is hostile to women. Five of us nationalist women made the case for over an hour that nationalism is not a hostile ideology for women. Within about a day, suddenly it seemed like women on the right were being aggressively attacked by (allegedly) right-wing men, claiming women have no place being involved in “politics.” The women who are being relentlessly bullied are those who are taking a public stand, sticking their necks out on the chopping block, in an attempt to put forward a pro-white message. Read more …

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The Great Alabama Shit Test

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In theory, democracy is government by the people. But as most people believe simply whatever the System media tells them to believe, democracy is really just government via the media. Politicians and statesman are essentially interchangeable. Culture, tradition, and kinship are far less significant in the calculations of power than who controls the television networks, the major Internet providers, and the key online institutions such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and PayPal. Read more …

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Why I Write
So That We Shall Not Fade Away

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“We must always possess the character of the true revolutionary. It is not the character that you observe in the little men of the old parties, blown hither and thither by every gust of convenience opinion, elated by a little success, downcast by a little failure, gossiping and chattering about the prospects of the next five minutes, jostling for place, but not so forward in service. Without loyalty, endurance, or staying power, such a character is the hallmark of financial democratic politics. Read more …

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Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird:
The Triumph of Family Values

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Lady Bird
Written & Directed by Greta Gerwig
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, & Lois Smith
2017

The Guardian has described Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, as an “antidote to Trump culture.” Read more …

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Masterpieces of Aryan Thought 1
Wyndham Lewis’ Paleface: The Philosophy of the Melting-Pot

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This rather obscure 1929 book by the fascist sympathizer and Modernist novelist and painter, Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), is one of the most prescient volumes dealing with the efforts to dislodge the white race from its dominance in Europe and North America. Lewis not only anticipated much of today’s race realist thinking, he also foreshadowed Moldbug and the neo-reactionaries by outlining the origin of white racial suicide and guilt in the decadent remnants of Puritanism. Read more …

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Men of Janus

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We are living in an age of dissolution. Every institution of government and society is in a state of seemingly terminal decline. At the individual level the notions of honor, personal responsibility, and self-sacrifice have largely vanished from public life. The cause of this malaise is not material inequality, but the collapse of faith. Read more …

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Now Available in Kindle!
J. A. Nicholl’s Venus & Her Thugs

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J. A. Nicholl
Venus and Her Thugs: Fifteen Weird Tales
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017
228 pages

Kindle Ebook: $2.99

Release date: December 10, 2017

Venus & Her Thugs is a collection of fifteen weird, allegorical, and horrific stories about life in the Current Year. Read more …

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The History of the Fasces:
Violence is Golden in American Iconography

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The fasces is believed to have been first used in the ancient Etruscan civilization, geographically located within the center of ancient Italy. A widely accepted theory has it that Rome was founded by the Italians following an Etruscan invasion; but even if it wasn’t, it is obvious that a great deal of Rome’s customs and institutions came directly from the Etruscans, anyway. Read more …

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Mandarins

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These are not some low-caste untouchables
washing their rags in the Ganges river.
They leave their dirty underwear for fools
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A Redpilled Reevaluation of the Peoples Temple Tragedy

“However, remembering the past is one thing, understanding it is quite another.”–Tim Reiterman[1]

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On November 18, 1978, the congregation of the Peoples Temple, a radical, socialist/Leftist congregation of the mainline Protestant Disciples of Christ, died in a massive murder-suicide event on the orders of their leader, Jim Jones. Their suicide method, drinking poisoned water containing fruit drink mix on the orders of a narcissistic, sociopathic megalomaniac, gave rise to the expression, “drink the Kool-Aid.”

Much ink has been spilled about how the theology of Jim Jones was so strange and false that it was only natural that the Peoples Temple would end in disaster. There has also been a great deal of analysis of Jones’ own nature. Read more …

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Starship Troopers Citizenship:
Why Service Should Guarantee Citizenship

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We live in a world in which loyalty, as a foundational social ethic, is eroding. Now, the problem isn’t just that particular, local, and naturally “rooted” forms of loyalty are declining. It’s that our entire set of ethical assumptions about how people should view their loyalties to those around them is changing—and the individual’s moral philosophy is changing as a result. Read more …

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“I’m Not Racist”

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One of the more arresting things coming out of the hip hop world just these past few days is a video from black rapper Joyner Lucas. It’s called “I’m Not Racist” and, since its November 28 release, it has gone viral, racking up tens of millions of views on Facebook and millions more on YouTube. Read more …

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100 Years of Finnish Freedom

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December 6, 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of Finnish independence.

A century is not necessarily a long time for a nation state, and even less so for a people. But 100 is a nice, round number people can wrap their heads around. Much has happened since the tumultuous days of the Russian Revolution. Much of it specifically because of Russia. Indeed, a key element in Finnish independence and identity is our relationship with the rest of the world and especially Russia and Sweden.  Read more …

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Why I Write
Putting the Pieces Back Together

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Ezra Pound: “Make it new!”

The great monologist Jean Shepherd used to remark, “In four thousand years, no one will know that you ever existed.” This statement is shocking for modern man, who — while not believing in an immortal soul — is convinced that technological advances will soon grant immortality to his physical being. Mortality might come as a shock to deracinated modern man — who is never more than a few feet away from a hand sanitizer or a “safe zone” to protect him from the challenges of bacteria or differing opinions — yet this was not always the case. Read more …

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Why? And Who’s Next?

Kate Steinle

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The Kate Steinle verdict has angered anyone with an ounce of decency across the country, and it has certainly enraged all racially-conscious whites around the globe, but it has probably not actually surprised many of us. We already know the score. The right criminal committed the right crime in the right city at the right time. Read more …

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Unshackling the Shekel:
or, How I Learned to Fight

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In my previous essay, “Ditching the Black Pill: Or, How I Freed Myself from the Shekel,” I explored why nihilism isn’t a constructive strategy or mindset for the purposes of our movement. Nihilism, fatalism, and any other predeterministic philosophy runs counter to the European soul, and as such is a tool for our enemies to exploit. This essay will be exploring racial hygiene, with a specific emphasis placed upon what is healthy for our people and what is not. Read more …

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New from Counter-Currents!
James J. O’Meara’s The Homo & the Negro
Second, Embiggened Edition

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James J. O’Meara
The Homo & the Negro: Masculinist Meditations on Politics & Popular Culture
Second, Embiggened Edition
Edited by Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017
250 pages

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