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Le Peuple, C’est Moi

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Jan-Werner Müller
What Is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

Jan-Werner Müller, a native of Germany, is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and the author of several previous books. The present study of populism was published in 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and quickly reprinted in a popular paperback format by Penguin Books in the UK Read more …

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Communism & Globalism

Jean-Marie Le Pen as an MP in 1957.

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following is a translation from the concluding chapter of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s Mémoires: Fils de la nation (Paris: Muller, 2018), pp. 389-391. The title is editorial.

When I began to write these Memoirs in 2016, I decided to divide them into two volumes covering equal periods of forty-four years, the first going from my birth to that of the Front National, the second telling the history of the Front National as I had experienced it. Read more …

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A Religion of the Blood

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For decades, a series of perennially recurring schisms have taken place within the White Nationalist movement and hobbled it. Read more …

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The Problem of Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

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It would be no exaggeration to say that Eckhart Tolle is now the most popular “spiritual teacher” in the United States – and possibly the world. The New York Times and The Watkins Review have declared as such. And he has been heavily promoted by Oprah Winfrey. The actor Jim Carrey is also a big fan. Normally, this would be enough for me to completely dismiss someone, but in this case I cannot. Read more …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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Christmas is a time of hope and good cheer, and nothing has lifted my spirits more than a recent article in Billboard entitled “’Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Heats Up On Charts After Lyrics Controversy.” Read more …

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Why I Write

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I stood in the dim hallway, surrounded by police, hands up, being frisked, facing a barrage of questions. It was immediately apparent that somebody had called the police and made false accusations as a response to my writings — maybe more accurately, the nature of my writings. As thoughts raced through my mind, the loudest one was most certainly, “Is this really all worth it?”  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
Fundraiser Update & November Newsletter

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

First a brief update on our 2018 Fundraiser, then our November Newsletter.

Since our last update, we have received 3 donations totaling $1,125.00, for which we are enormously grateful.  Read more …

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Whatever Happens, the Yellow Vests Have Already Won

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Interviewed by Yann Vallerie; translated by Greg Johnson

Breizh-info.com: First of all, how do you analyze the events of these recent weekends?

What I find most striking is, first of all, the continuity of the movement. While the government expected the pressure to ease, it has not. It is the fruit of an extraordinary determination, to which is added a surprising maturity.  Read more …

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Jason Stanley’s How Fascism Works

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Jason Stanley
How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
New York: Random House, 2018

Jason Stanley, a Jew who is a professor of philosophy at Yale, has recently published a book in which he seeks to explain how fascism takes root in society. With the conceptual complexity and intellectual depth of an MSNBC talk show, the author finds that–surprise!–the precursors to fascism are to be found everywhere in Trump’s America, Read more …

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The Weltanschauung of Woodrow Wilson as Viewed from the Right

President Woodrow Wilson with French President Raymond Poincaré in Paris, December 1918.

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As this article goes to print, an eventful century will nearly have passed since January 1919, when the belligerents of what was then called “The Great War” met in Paris to establish treaties between the belligerent nations and to try to create institutions that would sustain the peace. These delegates consisted of the heads of state of the great powers (France, the UK, the US, Italy, and Japan), Read more …

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Shakin’ Stevens as Odinic Archetype in the “Merry Christmas Everyone” Music Video

Shakin’ Stevens

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In the music video for “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Welsh rock ‘n’ roll singer Shakin’ Stevens, we see a clear example of the dormant Jungian Odinic archetype manifesting in popular culture. It begins with a towheaded Anglo-Saxon youth boarding an aeroplane and flying to Hyperborea, aka Tomteland, near Mora in Darlarna County, Sweden. Tomteland is translated by the “elves” who greet him as “Santa world” – however, this is only partly true. Jultomte is the Swedish translation of Santa Claus, but neither Santa Claus nor Father Christmas (yes, they were once separate things) were part of Nordic culture until recently. Read more …

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Guide to Kulchur
Episode 4: Starship Troopers

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Counter-Currents contributor Guillaume Durocher joins Fróði Midjord on the latest episode of the new podcast series, Guide to Kulchur, to discuss Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film Starship Troopers, which is based on a novel by renowned science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein and portrays a fascist future society embroiled in a war of extermination against a civilization of intelligent bugs. Both the book and the film reveal political insights that are not often seen in today’s popular culture. The episode is available on both YouTube and Spreaker (see below).

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On Ethnonationalism, Religion, & Common Sense

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In the debate about Christianity and ethnonationalism it is too often forgotten that Christianity is a religion and not a political or cultural doctrine. Religion is coeval with man and its function is to mediate between the soul and the divine, Read more …

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Melting Pot or Civil War, a Scathing Review

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Reihan Salam
Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders
New York: Sentinel, 2018

Conservatism without race realism is a hideous thing. We started getting unwelcome glimpses of this horror show during the 2016 elections when a fair number of supposedly reliable conservatives decided they preferred the arch-liberal Hillary Clinton to the solidly-conservative Donald Trump. Read more …

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Bernardo Bertolucci & The Conformist

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Reputation-wise, Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018) missed a good bet by not dying a quarter-century ago, rather than lingering on for years of illness and diminishing fame. Orson Welles spent his lengthy dotage introducing himself to new generations as a pitchman for Paul Masson wine, and that seemed pretty sad, but at least people knew who he was. When the equally talented Bertolucci died on November 26, he had almost no public profile at all.  Read more …

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Eraserhead:
A Gnostic Anti-Sex Film

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David Lynch’s first movie Eraserhead (1977) combines surrealism, low-budget horror, and black comedy. It rapidly became a staple of the midnight movie circuit and provided endless fodder for coffee-house intellectuals and academic film theorists.

Eraserhead is quite simply a gnostic anti-sex film. The film is premised on a gnostic dualism, which holds that the material world—including sex and childbearing—is fundamentally evil, Read more …

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Christmas Reading at Counter-Currents

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The Meaning and History of Christmas

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QDunit?

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Q. A member of the United States government with Q-level clearance, who posts on /pol/ with a tripcode to keep anons appraised on the implementation of “The Plan,” Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
It’s All Or Nothing, Again!

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Since our last update, all the way back on November 23rd, we have received 11 donations totaling $3,180.00, for which we are enormously grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 289 donations totaling $63,772.87. So we more than 91% of the way to our goal, with only $6,227.13 and nearly three weeks to go.  Read more …

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Christmas Special  
Merry Christmas, Infidels!

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Translations: Czech, FrenchGerman, Swedish

Audio version: To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”

It was about twenty years ago when I first noticed that the greeting “Merry Christmas” was being replaced by the bland, neutral “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays.”

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A Globalist Struggles to Explain the Failure of Globalism

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Ian Bremmer
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
Portfolio/Penguin, 2018

Glancing through the blurbs on the back of Ian Bremmer’s new bestseller, one finds the Secretary-General of the UN, a managing director of the IMF, a co-chairman of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the President of the International Rescue Committee, and Larry Summers: not a lineup one would expect to find endorsing a bold challenge to conventional thinking. Read more …

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Children of Men

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Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men (2006) is loosely based on P. D. James’ 1992 novel of the same name. Cuarón is solidly Leftist, but Children of Men seems more and more like a Right-wing vision of dystopia with each passing year. (Cuarón’s 2001 film Y Tu Mamá También, is basically Marxist propaganda and soft-core porn, but his 2013 hit Gravity could be seen as an argument against putting women in the military or space, although I don’t think this was the director’s intention.)  Read more …

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An Esoteric Commentary on the Volsung Saga, Part VI

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Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, Part IV here, Part V here

Chapter 8. The Vengeance of the Volsungs

In the last installment of this series, we told of the birth of the hero Sinfjotli, product of the incest of the twins Sigmund and Signy. Read more …

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Overcomer to the End:
The Return of Brother Stair

Brother Stair

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After spending a restless night after reading the latest productions of the Dissident Right, I sought solace, at around 4 AM, in one of my favorite entertainments: radio preachers. I was listening to some Jamaican rabbiting on about how important the support of his Brooklyn ministry was when there was a burst of static, a few moments of fuzziness, and then – suddenly – the unmistakable voice and teachings of Brother Stair! Read more …

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Musica Deo Sacra

Salisbury Cathedral, Dark into Light

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Evensong drifted in wisps of blue incense down the shadow-columned nave as I cast my eye over the gold Garter Banner fluttering overhead. My attention was drawn to the apsidal chancel and fourteenth-century vaults, with their red and turquoise fronds that stare benignly down on the heads of the Schola Cantorum choristers, their angelic voices echoing off the chambered underbelly of the Romanesque cross tower. A mass of mesmeric candles flickered over the polished, bone-like surface of the reliquaries in the chantry chapels of the DeSpensers, Beauchamps, and de Clares.

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Populism in its Pure Form

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Interview by Nicolas Gauthier

Translated by Greg Johnson

Boulevard Voltaire: For about ten days now, France has been living in the era of the yellow vests, and opinions about it are already piling up. Flash in the pan or groundswell?  Read more …

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Australian Artists of the Right
Norman Lindsay, Part II

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1)

Homosexuality not conducive to creativity

Norman rejected the faddish view that homosexuality is associated with the creative individual. He regarded homosexuality as “destructive” to the creative impulse, which is based on unisexuality. He stated that the male homosexual is dominated by a split of either all-male or all-female:

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Honoring Pentti Linkola

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Finnish “eco-fascist” Pentti Linkola turns 86 today. Along with Savitri Devi, Linkola is one of the few figures in the post-War ecological movement to take openly Right-wing positions, rejecting liberal egalitarianism and democracy and advocating eugenics.

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Christianity & Nationalism:
A Cautionary Tale

Charles Maurras

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The arguments over identitarians should embrace or abandon Christianity is a question that still remains unresolved within the broader movement.

Last week, Quintilian entered the fray and offered a reasoned argument for why white nationalists should embrace Christianity. The writer believes that white nationalists have fallen prey to the corrupted image of modern Christianity and fail to see the glory of the traditional faith.  Read more …

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The Rise & Fall of South Park, Part 2
South Park in the Age of Trump

Canadian Donald Trump from “Where My Country Gone?”

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Matt and Trey: Never Trumpers

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election, and the next evening, South Park had an episode about it. Read more …

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