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Weed-Burning

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Augustus Sol Invictus
Set the World on Fire
Self-published, 2018

Full disclosure: Augustus Invictus is a personal friend.

They say that you can only judge a piece of art by its internal consistency and integrity. The surreal work of Salvador Dalí and the raw unreality of Picasso are abysmal by any standard which judges art according to its ability to encapsulate the actual appearance of the real world. Read more …

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What Did the Founders Mean By “Liberty”?

1,156 words / 7:35

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If there is a singular, inarguable principle that lies at the heart of America, it is liberty. The “Statue of Liberty” is perhaps our most iconic landmark, and the “Liberty Bell” in Philadelphia is one of our oldest national symbols. Read more …

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On the Coming Civil War

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Dedicated to those of this community who, through the Rajneesh invasion and occupation of 1981-85, remained, resisted, and remembered.— Plaque beneath the post office flagpole, Antelope, Oregon

You’d think that if you were being invaded, you would know it as it was happening. Read more …

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Identity & Christianity:
A Response to the Sun Society

Rembrandt, Sacrifice of Isaac, 1635

3,027 words / 20:40

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My recent essay on “Identity and the Problem with Christianity” garnered a fair bit of criticism from Christian members or allies of Identitarianism. This was something I expected, as the thesis—that authentic Christianity is incompatible with any other form of identity—is neither conciliatory nor is it a consciously accepted precept of Christian theology. Read more …

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Now in Audio Version
Identity & the Problem with Christianity

Andrea Mantegna, The Adoration of the Magi, circa 1495-1500

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Race is a large component of identity that has been neglected in recent decades, so naturally, identitarians ought to care about race. Read more …

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A Very Honorable Man

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Tamler Sommers
Why Honor Matters
New York: Basic Books, 2018 Read more …

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The Strength of Diversity

George Stubbs, Horse Attacked by a Lion, 1769

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Diversity is held in high regard as a positive quality in Western society, and there are good historical reasons for this. Diversity of thought has led to brilliant innovation, beautiful art, and greater wealth, perhaps more than any other social factor. No one who values quality, beauty, and the good should reject diversity in principle.

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The Sin of Pride

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I like Dr. Jordan Peterson. I have watched almost all of his YouTube videos, and listened to many of his interviews. I even have a ticket to one of his upcoming events.  He explains complex religious and psychological concepts in a way that is intellectually satisfying. Often these are truths that I believed but could not explain how or why. His explorations of Carl Jung and ancient literature—closely paralleling the work of Joseph Campbell—make reading more enjoyable and exciting. Read more …

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Guns, Privacy, & Clear Backpacks

David Hogg

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The activism of the curiously well-covered David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has resulted in exactly what he wanted: the school is taking action, and will be requiring all students to carry clear backpacks come spring.

Hogg, however, didn’t realize that this was what he’d been asking for. Now he and his fellow students are complaining that the backpacks will violate their right to privacy. Read more …

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From a Concerned YouTube User:
A Modest Proposal Concerning Hate Speech

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About a year after writing a defense of hatred, I have changed my mind.

Hatred is morally wrong, and incompatible with a just and functional society. It only divides, and it dehumanizes the other. In a polarized world like ours, we don’t need more division. Read more …

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Creating a Place to Be

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Matthew Crawford
The World Beyond Your Head
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016

Matthew Crawford is a new but powerful intellectual. His debut in the public sphere began in 2009 with his book Shop Class as Soulcraft, which was affectionately dubbed “Heidegger and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Slate, and positively reviewed by Francis Fukuyama. Crawford’s second polemic, however, is more far-reaching, and stands to supplant his first work as his philosophical masterpiece. Read more …

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What is Racism?

Charles M. Blow

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One of the essays I have returned to most frequently in the last several years has been George Orwell’s “Politics of the English Language.” Much of the much-maligned polarization in our civic culture comes down to unstated disagreements on the meanings of terms, and as Orwell said, our language “becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” Read more …

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A Mythology for the New Right

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As the New Right begins to penetrate mainstream culture, some of the old challenges will fade away (the label “Nazi” is losing the last vestiges of its seriousness, even to hardline leftists). Part of overcoming some of these old struggles in acquiring relevance, however, is confronting new challenges that come with relevance. Read more …

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Why I Write
Saving the Idea Space

Plato and Aristotle from Raphael’s The School of Athens

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Among my favorite “radical centrists” is the British commentator Carl Benjamin, better known as Sargon of Akkad. He’s enjoyable to listen to, not merely for the easy sound of his voice and his superior accent, but for his uncompromising honesty, even when he is wrong.

Back in March of last year, he published a video about the Alt-Right, and his summary was that it was fundamentally an idea space, protected from the policing of progressive gate-keepers.

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Social Justice Warriors Always Double Down

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Vox Day
SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating the Thought Police
Castalia House, 2017

Following up on his well-received first book on Social Justice Warriors, Vox Day published the second book of what is likely to be a trilogy early last month. Called SJWs Always Double Down (SJWADD), it draws its title from the three laws of Social Justice which Vox laid out in his first book:  Read more …

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Left of the Scotsman:
Answering Vox Day’s Disavowal of the “Fake Right”

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What is a true right-wing position? What is truly on the left?

Recent debates between Vox Day and Greg Johnson, and with Andrew Anglin, have called into question the true political allegiance of the German National Socialist Party, as well as that of national socialism more generally. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 183
Interview with C. B. Robertson

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Greg Johnson talks to Chris Robertson about his book In Defense of Hatred. Topics include:

  • Chris’ intellectual journey
  • Matthew Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The World Beyond Your Head 

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Jack Donovan Was Right

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“White Nationalism” is doomed.

And that’s okay.

As Vox Day and many others have pointed out over the years, the concept of “white nationalism” is a distinctly American notion. 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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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 179
The Morality of Hatred

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C. B. Robertson speaks at the Fourth Meeting of the Northwest Forum on Saturday, June 24th on themes discussed in his book In Defense of Hatred (reviewed here by Aedon Cassiel).

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