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Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson, Ph.D., is the Editor-in-Chief of Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd. and North American New Right. Email
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Fukuyama on Civic Nationalism

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In his new book Identity, Francis Fukuyama seeks to forestall the rise of white identity politics. Nevertheless, as I argue in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” Identity is a very useful book for White Nationalists because it concedes many of our most important premises. In “Fukuyama on Diversity,” I argue that Fukuyama admits that diversity is a problem and offers only very weak reasons to value it at all. Here I examine Fukuyama’s alternative to white identity politics, namely a conservative form of color-blind civic nationalism.  Read more …

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Fukuyama on Diversity

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Francis Fukuyama’s latest book Identity was written to forestall the rise of Right-wing identity politics, but, as I argued in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” the book is actually very useful to White Nationalists because it concedes a number of our basic premises while offering weak reasons to resist our ultimate political conclusions. This is especially apparent in his discussion of diversity.

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. Read more …

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Remembering Jack London:
January 12, 1876–November 22, 1916

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Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco on January 12, 1876. An adventurer and Jack of all trades in his youth, London achieved fame and fortune as a fiction writer and journalist. But he never forgot his working class roots and remained a life-long advocate of workers’ rights, unionism, and revolutionary socialism. (See his essay “What Life Means to Me.”)

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Fukuyama on Identity Politics

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Francis Fukuyama
Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition
London: Profile Books, 2018[1]

Francis Fukuyama is the most eminent living neoconservative intellectual. I have admired and benefitted from his work since 1992, when he published his first book, The End of History and the Last Man. Read more …

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Remembering Anthony M. Ludovici:
January 8, 1882–April 3, 1971

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Anthony Mario Ludovici was born on January 8, 1882.

Ludovici was one of the first and most accomplished translators of Nietzsche into English and a leading exponent of Nietzsche’s thought. Ludovici was also an original philosopher in his own right. Read more …

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Remembering Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915–November 16, 1973

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Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915. A prolific scholar and dazzling stylist, Watts is best known as the chief popularizer of Asian philosophy for the Beat and Hippy movements, but he was also an original thinker in his own right and a quiet man of the Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to these works at Counter-Currents: Read more …

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Remembering J. R. R. Tolkien:
January 3, 1892–September 2, 1973

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“I am in fact a Hobbit.”—J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is a favorite author of New Left “hippies” and New Right nationalists, and for pretty much the same reasons. Tolkien deeply distrusted modernization and industrialization, which replace organic reciprocity between man and nature with technological dominion of man over nature, a relationship that deforms and devalues both poles. Read more …

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Remembering Pierre Drieu La Rochelle:
January 3, 1893–March 15, 1945

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Pierre Drieu La Rochelle was born on this day in 1893. In commemoration, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this site: Read more …

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Remembering Rudyard Kipling:
December 30, 1865 to January 18, 1936

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John Collier, Portrait of Rudyard Kipling, circa 1891

John Collier, Portrait of Rudyard Kipling, circa 1891

Nobel Prize-winning poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling was born on this day in 1865. For an introduction to his life and works, see the following articles on this site.

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Moralsk alvor

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Forfatterens bemærkninger:

Dette er et uddrag fra ‘New Right vs. Old Right’. Hvis du ikke allerede har læst det, så skal du læse det. Hvis du allerede har læst det, så læs det igen og igen, til det bundfælder sig.

“This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco.
This ain’t no foolin’ around.”
—Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime”

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What Populism Isn’t

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Jan-Werner Müller
What is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

When a political establishment feels threatened by a growing force like National Populism, Plan A is to defend the establishment and attack its opponents by dispatching middle-brow journalists to sneer and jeer and middle-brow political hacks to construct partisan talking points. Read more …

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My Favorite Books of 2018

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I have read about 40 books in 2018 (so far). These are my five favorites. (Modesty requires that I exclude my own books and other Counter-Currents titles.)

1. Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy (New York: Pelican, 2018).

As I mentioned in my “Toward a New Nationalism” essay, Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin’s National Populism is a very exciting book. Read more …

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Moral Seriousness

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This is an excerpt from New Right vs. Old Right. If you haven’t read it, you need to. If you have, read it again and again until it sinks in.

“This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco.
This ain’t no foolin’ around.”
—Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime”

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Remembering Filippo Marinetti:
December 22, 1876–December 2, 1944

Marinetti in the First World War.

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Those on the Right who believe that modern art is always “decadent” need to come to grips with Italian Futurism. In commemoration of the birthday of Filippo Marinetti, the founder of Italian Futurism and one of the prophets of Fascism, I would like to draw your attention to several writings on this Website.

1. Marinetti’s own “Futurist Manifesto” of 1909.

2. Kerry Bolton’s essay “Filippo Marinetti,” which has also been published in his book Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence. (Portuguese translation here.)

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Beyond the Alt Right
Toward a New Nationalism

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The Alt Right is dead. But the Alt Right was so useful—and so much fun—that we need to create a replacement for it, the sooner the better.  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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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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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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Forthcoming from Counter-Currents!
The Alternative Right

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

Hardcover: $40

Paperback: $20

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Black Friday Special 
It’s Time to STOP Shopping for Christmas

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Translations: Danish, French

Even though I am an unbeliever, the Christmas season is my favorite time of the year. Read more …

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Feast Your Mind at Counter-Currents  
Happy Thanksgiving!

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On behalf of everyone at Counter-Currents, I want to wish all our US readers safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving. (And please don’t let your dogs eat turkey bones.) Here are a few past articles on Thanksgiving for your edification:

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 224
Freedom of Speech
Greg Johnson at Erkenbrand

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Here is the audio of Greg Johnson’s speech at the Erkenbrand conference that was held in The Netherlands on November 3, in which he explains why White Nationalists need freedom of speech to win — and why we should want to keep it once we have won. The text of the speech is here. To listen in a player, click here. Read more …

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Remembering P. R. Stephensen:
November 20, 1901–May 28, 1965

P. R. Stephensen, circa 1934

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Percy Reginald Stephensen was born on November 20, 1901. Stephensen was a writer, publisher, and political activist dedicated to the interests of the white race and the Australian nation. Like Jack London, Stephensen was an archetypal man of the racially conscious Left. He began his political career as a Communist but later moved to the nationalistic, anti-Semitic Right. From 1942 to 1945, he was interned without trial for his pro-German and pro-Japanese sympathies.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 223
White Identity Politics:
Inevitable, Necessary, Moral

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The following is the audio of Greg Johnson’s speech to the Northwest Forum that was held in Seattle on June 9, 2018. To listen in a player, click here. Read more …

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Remembering Madison Grant:
November 19, 1865–May 30, 1937

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Today is the birthday of Madison Grant, American aristocrat and pioneering advocate of white racial preservationism, immigration restriction, eugenics, anti-miscegenation laws, and the conservation of wildlife and wilderness. To learn more about Grant’s life and legacy, see these articles at Counter-Currents: Read more …

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Remembering Wyndham Lewis:
November 18, 1882–March 7, 1957

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Wyndham Lewis was born on this day in 1882. A first-rate novelist, critic, and painter, he was a leading English exponent of fascist modernism. In honor of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:

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Remembering Sir Oswald Mosley:
November 16, 1896–December 3, 1980

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Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet of Ancoats, was an English aristocrat (a fourth cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II) and statesman. Mosley was a Member of Parliament for Harrow from 1918 to 1924 and for Smethwick from 1926 to 1931. He was also Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Labour Government of 1929–1931.

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What is the Alternative Right? Part 4

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Part 4 of 4, Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here

Author’s Note:

This is the final installment of the opening essay of a forthcoming anthology called The Alternative Right.    

White Nationalism 1.0 & 2.0

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Remembering René Guénon:
November 15, 1886–January 7, 1951

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René Guénon was born on November 15, 1886. Along with Julius Evola, Guénon was one of the leading figures in the Traditionalist school, which has deeply influenced my own outlook and the metapolitical mission and editorial agenda of Counter-Currents Publishing and North American New Right. (For a sense of my differences with Guénon, see my lecture on “Vico and the New Right.”)

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