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The Alternative Right

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Greg Johnson, ed.
The Alternative Right
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018
320 pages

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During the 2016 US presidential election, the “Alt” or Alternative Right went from the margins to the mainstream of political debate when Hillary Clinton gave a speech trying to tar Donald Trump by tying him to White Nationalists, conspiracy theorists, and cartoon frogs. Suddenly, “normies” were asking where the Alt Right came from, who its leading thinkers are, and where it wanted to take America. Greg Johnson’s The Alternative Right answers those questions.

The Alternative Right defines the ideas of the Alt Right and charts its rise and fall by gathering together 35 articles, primarily from the leading English-language New Right journal, Counter-Currents Publishing’s webzine North American New Right (https://www.counter-currents.com/).

The Alternative Right contains articles on race, the Jewish question, White Nationalism, conservatism, libertarianism, populism, nationalism, the Trump phenomenon, political correctness, memes, image boards, trolling, ironism, religion, the arts, sexual politics, and the relationship of the Alt Right to the European New Right, Southern nationalism, Eastern European nationalism, National Socialism, civic nationalism, conspiracy theorists, the manosphere, and the so-called “Alt Lite.”

The Alternative Right features leading white advocates Jared Taylor, Kevin MacDonald, Gregory Hood, Hunter Wallace, John Morgan, Colin Liddell, and Greg Johnson; rising stars Aedon Cassiel, Spencer Quinn, Lawrence Murray, Patrick LeBrun, David Yorkshire, Michael Bell, Ruuben Kaalep, Émile Durand, James Lawrence, and Donald Thoresen; and new voices F. C. Stoughton, Wolfie James, and Adam Wallace.

The Alternative Right is unique in the growing literature on the Alt Right, which is mostly written from the Left and is often marred by tendentious editorializing and simple factual inaccuracies. This volume views the Alt Right from the Right, from the vantage point of participants, fellow travelers, and sympathetic critics. The authors are close enough to the Alt Right to ensure fair and accurate statements of its positions, but one of the leading traits of today’s racially conscious Right is its intense intellectual contentiousness, which guarantees lively debate.

The Alternative Right is an essential volume for those who wish to understand the rising tide of racial consciousness and populist nationalism throughout the white world.


Editor’s Preface — iii

What the Alt Right Is

1. Greg Johnson, “What is the Alternative Right?” — 1
2. Jared Taylor, “Race Realism & the Alt Right” — 29
3. Kevin MacDonald, “Jews & the Alt Right” — 35
4. Aedon Cassiel, “Trump, the Alt Right, & the Revolt Against Political Correctness” — 47
5. Gregory Hood, “Conservativism & the Alt Right” — 61
6. Gregory Hood, “The End of Libertarianism & the Rise of the Alt Right” — 68
7. Aedon Cassiel, “The Alt Right & National Greatness” — 74
8. Adam Wallace, “Memes, Image Boards, & Troll Culture” — 80
9. Hunter Wallace, “The Alt South” — 89
10. Ruuben Kaalep, “Safe East European Home” — 98

What the Alt Right Isn’t

11. Patrick Le Brun, “What the Alt Right Isn’t” — 107
12. Michael Bell, “The Caste System of the Alt Right” — 120
13. John Morgan, “Alt Right vs. New Right” — 133
14. Greg Johnson, “White Nationalism, the Alt Right, & the Alt Lite” — 143
15. Donald Thoresen, “Stand Your Ground: Milo, the Alt Right, & Mainstream Attention” — 148
16. Lawrence Murray, “The Fight for the Alt Right” — 155
17. Spencer J. Quinn, “The Alt Lite & the Spectrum Axis” — 159

The Alt Right & National Socialism

18. Colin Liddell, “1488 is a Gateway to the Alt Right, Not Vice-Versa” — 165
19. Émile Durand, “Nazism & the Alt Right: At Peace with Ourselves” — 168
20. James Lawrence, “The Kursk Strategy” — 173

Art, Religion, & Politics

21. David Yorkshire, “The Alt Right & the Arts” — 185
22. F. C. Stoughton, “Toward an Alt Right Religion” — 192
23. Lawrence Murray, “What Would an Alt-Right Administration Look Like?” — 200

Sexual Politics & the Alt Right

24. F. Roger Devlin, “Sexual Liberation & Racial Suicide” — 209
25. Wolfie James, “A Place for Women in the Alt Right” — 215
26. Gregory Hood, “Sexual Serfdom & the Sexual Counter-Revolution” — 220
27. Spencer J. Quinn, “Men Going their Own Way” — 234
28. Greg Johnson, “Does the Manosphere Morally Corrupt Men?” — 240
29. Donald Thoresen, “Whigger Sharia” — 244
30. Greg Johnson, “Gay Panic on the Alt Right” — 249

The End of the Alt Right

31. Greg Johnson, “The Alt Right: Obituary for a Brand?” — 253
32. Greg Johnson, “God Emperor No More” — 259
33. Greg Johnson, “Identity vs. Irony” — 266
34. James Lawrence, “Thoughts on the State of the Right” — 274
35. Greg Johnson, “Beyond the Alt Right: Toward a New Nationalism” — 287

Index — 291

About the Authors — 295

About the Editor

Greg Johnson, Ph.D., is the author of Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (Counter-Currents, 2010; expanded edition, 2016), New Right vs. Old Right (Counter-Currents, 2012), Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country (Counter-Currents, 2015), In Defense of Prejudice (Counter-Currents, 2017), You Asked for It: Selected Interviews, vol. 1 (Counter-Currents, 2017), Toward a New Nationalism (Counter-Currents, 2018), and The White Nationalist Manifesto (Counter-Currents, 2018). He is the editor of North American New Right, vol. 1 (Counter-Currents, 2012) and North American New Right, vol. 2 (Counter-Currents, 2017).