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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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William Galston’s Anti-Pluralism

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William A. Galston
Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018

“It is time for an open and robust debate on issues of immigration, identity politics, and nationalism that liberals and progressives have long avoided.”—William Galston

Galston is right. Read more …

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Hazony on National Self-Determination

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Read more on Yoram Hazony’s The Virtue of Nationalism here, here, and here.

The right of peoples to self-determination is one of the basic norms of contemporary international law. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 259
Fróði Midjord on the Jared Taylor vs. E. Michael Jones Debate

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Greg Johnson interviews Fróði Midjord on the upcoming Scandza Forum in Zagreb, Croatia on May 2, 2020, where E. Michael Jones and Jared Taylor will debate on the question of the meaningfulness of the concept of race. Read more …

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To Our Once & Future Monthly Donors

It is going to be a long winter for White Nationalism.

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Monthly recurring donations are an enormous help to Counter-Currents because they allow us to make long term plans and commitments.

Counter-Currents built up a large number of dedicated monthly donors over our first seven years online, only to lose them when PayPal deplatformed us after Unite the Right in Charlottesville. Read more …

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“Resistance is Futile”:
Hazony on Nations, Empires, & Minorities

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Yoram Hazony’s argument in The Virtue of Nationalism (reviewed here and here) depends on a hard either/or between the nation-state and the empire. A nation is either sovereign or it isn’t. Empires inevitably destroy the sovereignty of the states they incorporate, even if this fact is cloaked in lovey liberal euphemisms.

Hazony, moreover, argues that even though empires might appeal to universalistic ideologies, they always begin with a particular people, a particular ethnic core, Read more …

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The Counter-Currents Newsletter, January 2020

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

January was a very good month for Counter-Currents: 165,000+ unique visitors, down a bit from from December, probably due to the lack of any breakout articles. Read more …

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The Vices of The Virtue of Nationalism
Hazony on Ethnic vs. Civic Nationalism

Yoram Hazony

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In my review of Yoram Hazony’s The Virtue of Nationalism, I focused on the book’s virtues. Here I wish to examine some of its vices.

The positions I defend in The White Nationalist Manifesto (San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018) are broadly compatible with the main arguments of The Virtue of Nationalism. We both hold that nations are ethnic groups and that the best political system is the nation-state, because it promotes peace between peoples and leaves them free to become who they are, to live according to their unique identities. Read more …

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Black History Month Resources

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In the United States, Black History Month — formerly known as “February” — is, unfortunately, not just about history. It is also an occasion for lies and propaganda to stoke black pride over spurious achievements and white guilt over spurious crimes. To combat this propaganda, we have assembled the following articles. Please link and repost these pieces far and wide. Read more …

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Remembering A. R. D. “Rex” Fairburn:
February 2, 1904–March 25, 1957

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Today is the birthday of New Zealand poet, essayist, Social Credit advocate, and social reformer Arthur Rex Dugard Fairburn, another Artist of the Right. In honor of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this site.

By Fairburn: Read more …

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Yoram Hazony’s The Virtue of Nationalism

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Yoram Hazony
The Virtue of Nationalism
New York: Basic Books, 2018

Yoram Hazony is an Israeli political theorist. He has a BA in East Asian studies from Princeton and a Ph.D. in political theory from Rutgers. While at Princeton, he founded a conservative publication, the Princeton Tory. An orthodox Jew and a political Zionist, he is the president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem. Read more …

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Our Votes Don’t Matter, But Our Ideas Do

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How should White Nationalists take part in American electoral politics?

In the long run, we want our ideas to be hegemonic, the common sense of the whole political system, upheld by all the political parties. We want white interests to be as sacrosanct as anti-racism, diversity, and globalization are to the major parties today. When all parties work to secure our interests, it doesn’t matter who wins elections, because whites can’t lose. Read more …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Resources at Counter-Currents

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I treat MLK Day like every other Monday: I take the trash to the curb and let it rot there until Tuesday. It is a fitting symbol of the “content of his character,” for King was a vicious fraud and operator who, in death, was turned into the whitewashed saint of America’s egalitarian civil religion.

Over the years, Counter-Currents has published or republished a number of important articles grappling with the lies and cant surrounding King’s life and legacy. Read more …

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Update on Our Francis Parker Yockey Edition

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I am pleased to announce that I am doing the final bits of editing and tweaking on our long-awaited volume The World in Flames: The Shorter Writings of Francis Parker Yockey, which contains many thought-to-be-lost works by one of America’s most influential anti-liberal thinkers.

The paperback and e-book versions will be available in February, and the limited hardcovers will be available in March. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Can Now Do Book Orders by Credit Card

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I am pleased to announce that Counter-Currents can now take book orders by credit card.

Just look to the sidebar on the right and click:

  • The images of book covers, or . . .
  • The names that appear under the heading Authors

Then follow the instructions for ordering. Read more …

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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. He has exercised an enduring influence on the post-World War II European and North American New Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:

By Mishima:

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The Paranoid Style in White Nationalism

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If you think this essay is about you, you might be paranoid.

Guardians of the conventional wisdom frequently accuse White Nationalists of being “paranoid” when we express fears of non-white crime, white demographic decline, race replacement immigration, and ultimately white extinction and white genocide.

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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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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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The Iran Opportunity

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I’d like to say that the assassination of Qasem Soleimani isn’t the end of the world, but it’s too soon to say, because World Wars have started with similar provocations.

It is, however, safe to say that Donald Trump has made his dumbest foreign policy decision yet, for the same reason he made all of his other dumb foreign policy decisions: listening to the Israel First lobby Read more …

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Against Accelerationism

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Accelerationism is the idea that the best way to achieve White Nationalist goals is to accelerate the decline of the present system. This will supposedly have two effects. First, acceleration will weaken the system’s ability to maintain power, including to oppress dissenters. Second, acceleration will anger and awaken the white masses, making them more receptive to our message.

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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:

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2020 Vision

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2019 was Counter-Currents’ best year in terms of traffic and overall performance:

  • We published 895 pieces on the site.
  • After being plateaued for more than a year, our traffic began to rise in June. In November, it was basically double what it was in May.
  • We had a total of 4,205,172 visits to the site in 2019.
  • We had 1,966,053 unique visitors for the year.

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The Counter-Currents Newsletter, December 2019

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

December was a very good month for Counter-Currents: 195,000+ unique visitors, and I didn’t even have to get arrested to do it! In 2019, we had 4,205,172 visits to the site from 1,966,053 unique visitors, who viewed 19,101,390 pages.

1. Our Webzine and Traffic

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Ben Novak’s Hitler & Abductive Logic

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Ben Novak
Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant
Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2014

“Search your feelings. You know it to be true.”

Ben Novak’s Hitler and Abductive Logic is one of the most exciting academic books I have ever read, a daring and imaginative synthesis of philosophy, history, biography, and literature. Read more …

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Last Chance: Donate to Counter-Currents, Not the IRS

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Today, December 31st, is our American supporters’ last chance in 2019 to do like Robin Hood and take from the rich (the establishment) and give to poor freedom fighters (us), by making a tax-deductible donation to the Counter-Currents Foundation. 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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Jim Goad’s The Bomb Inside My Brain

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Jim Goad
The Bomb Inside My Brain
Stone Mountain, Ga.: Obnoxious Books, 2019

One thing White Nationalists need to change the cultural and political mainstream are people who are not White Nationalists but who nevertheless publicly support some of our claims and stand up for the legitimacy of our concerns, our right to speak our minds, and our right to participate in the political process. Read more …

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The UK Voted for National Populism

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When Brexit won and I heard “Land of Hope and Glory” played at one of the celebrations, I found myself tearing up, much to my surprise. Of course, it makes sense. England is my ancestral homeland. But actually feeling it came as a surprise. It was one of those “Welcome to the human race” experiences. Read more …

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