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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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The 2018 US Elections:
A Near-Death Experience

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The 2018 US elections were actually very good for Donald Trump. As of this writing, the Republicans gained 3 seats in the Senate and lost 28 in the House of Representatives. Read more …

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Freedom of Speech

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This is the text of the speech I gave at the Erkenbrand Conference in the Netherlands on Saturday, November 3, 2018. I wish to thank the Erkenbrand organizers and everyone in attendance.    

I’ve got good news and bad news.  Read more …

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Remembering Ezra Pound:
October 30, 1885 to November 1, 1972

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“A slave is one who waits for someone else to free him.” — Ezra Pound

One of the ongoing projects of the North American New Right is the recovery of our tradition. One does not have to go too far back before one discovers that every great European thinker and artist is a “Right Wing extremist” by today’s standards.

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Understanding the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

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Here we go again. It happens now with depressing regularity: a white man who is alarmed at white ethnic displacement goes to a place of worship used by non-whites and starts shooting.  Read more …

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Blaming Your Parents

Young Sailor Ripley lacked “parental guidance.”

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In the past, people used to blame the gods or the fates for their misfortunes. These days, they like to blame their parents.

  • “My parents were sedentary and fat, and their bad example is why I grew up sedentary and fat.”
  • “My father was always uptight. And now I’m uptight and can’t enjoy life.”
  • “Growing up with a mother who drank, it was natural that I would take to drink as well.”

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
It’s All or Nothing!
Update & New Matching Grant

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Very few things in life are all or nothing. But keep reading, because we have an example for you.

Since our last update we have received 27 donations totaling $3,230.11 for which we are enormously grateful. Thanks to the matching grant of a generous donor, $1,240 of that amount was matched, bringing the total to $4,470.11.

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What is the Alternative Right? Part 3

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

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

Centralization, Purges, & Breakdown

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What is the Alternative Right? Part 2

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Part 2 of 4; Part 1 here

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

3. Brand Wars & Polarization

From the summer of 2015 to the fall of 2016, the Alt Right was winning debates and changing minds. Read more …

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Video of the Day
Greg Johnson on Hard Power vs. Soft Power

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Greg Johnson speaks on the distinction between hard and soft power in politics, and how Rightists need to stop imagining their enemy as totalitarian Leftist figures like Stalin and instead understand the many more subtle ways that today’s Leftists have of bending society to their will. Extracted from an Authoritarian States livestream from January 2018.

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Remembering Friedrich Nietzsche:
October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900

Nietzsche, on the right, with friends Lou-Andreas Salomé & Paul Rée in 1882.

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Friedrich Nietzsche was born this day in 1844 in the small town of Röcken, near Leipzig, Saxony, in the Kingdom of Prussia. He died in August 25, 1900, in Weimar, Saxony, in the Second German Reich. The outlines of Nietzsche’s life are readily available online.

Nietzsche is one of the most important philosophers of the North American New Right because of his contributions to the philosophy of history, culture, and religion. Read more …

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Remembering Aleister Crowley:
October 12, 1875–December 1, 1947

Aleister Crowley by Charles Krafft

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Aleister Crowley was an English poet, novelist, painter, and mountaineer who is most famous as an occultist, ceremonial magician, and founder of the religion and philosophy of Thelema. But ironically Crowley’s supposed Satanism and Black Magic are far less frightening to most people than his politics. For Aleister Crowley was also a man of the Right.

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What is the Alternative Right?

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Part 1 of 4

Author’s Note:

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

The Alternative Right does not have an essence, but it does have a story, a story that begins and ends with Richard Spencer. The story has four chapters.  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter, September 2018

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

September was a very good month for Counter-Currents. We added 62 pieces to our webzine and more than 30 pieces to our YouTube channel. I also appeared on three YouTube hangouts and gave a speech in Copenhagen. But most of my attention was focused on launching and promoting The White Nationalist Manifesto. Read more …

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The Identitarian Dispensation

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Mark Lilla
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
New York: Harper, 2017

I have been reading Mark Lilla since the 1990s, when he published his first and best book, G. B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern.[1] Lilla has made a career of reading reactionary thinkers—Vico, Heidegger, Schmitt, Strauss, Voegelin, Read more …

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Remembering Roy Campbell:
October 2, 1901–April 22, 1957

Roy Campbell

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Roy Campbell was a South African poet and essayist. T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and Edith Sitwell praised Campbell as one of the best poets of the inter-war period. Unfortunately, his conservatism, Nietzscheanism, and Catholicism, as well as his open contempt for the Bloomsbury set and his participation in the Spanish Civil War on the Fascist side, have led his works to be consigned to the memory hole. Read more …

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Remembering Louis de Bonald:
October 2, 1754–November 23, 1840

Louis de Bonald

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Louis Gabriel Ambroise, Vicomte de Bonald, is one of the great French counter-Revolutionary conservative thinkers. For an overview of his life, see “Louis Gabriel Ambroise, Vicomte de Bonald,” here at Counter-Currents.

F. Roger Devlin has written several pieces assessing Bonald’s contribution to the North American New Right: Read more …

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News About The White Nationalist Manifesto

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I want to thank everyone who has ordered a copy of The White Nationalist Manifesto. There have been some delays in filling orders because of difficulties with printers.

  • If you ordered a regular hardcover of the Manifesto, your book has now shipped.
  • If you ordered a paperback of the Manifesto, your book will ship this week. Read more …
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Remembering Maurice Bardèche:
October 1, 1907–July 30, 1998

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Today is the birthday of Maurice Bardèche (1907–1998), the French Neo-Fascist writer. Bardèche was a prolific and highly versatile author of literary, film, and art criticism, history, journalism, and social and political theory. He published twenty-odd books and countless essays, articles, and reviews. Read more …

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Remembering Savitri Devi:
September 30, 1905–October 22, 1982

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Savitri Devi was a philosopher, a religious thinker, and a tireless polemicist and activist for the causes of animal rights, European pagan revivalism, Hindu nationalism, German National Socialism, and — after the Second World War — pan-European racial nationalism.She also sought to found a religion, Esoteric Hitlerism, fusing National Socialism with the Traditionalism of René Guénon and Julius Evola. All told, she was one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 20th century. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
Our Spiritual Leader

“Europe belongs to the Europeans.” — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Since our last update announcing our generous $10,000 matching grant, we have received a wonderful outpouring of support: 60 donations totaling $8,760 for which we are enormously grateful. That amount has been doubled to $17,520. Read more …

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Letting Heidegger be Heidegger

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Scattered throughout Heidegger’s writings are some puzzling distinctions. For instance, in “The Question Concerning Technology,” Heidegger claims that the essence (Wesen) of technology is nothing technological.[1] Read more …

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Remembering Martin Heidegger:
September 26, 1889–May 26, 1976

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Translations: RussianSlovak, SpanishUkrainian

Martin Heidegger is one of the giants of twentieth-century philosophy, both in terms of the depth and originality of his ideas and the breadth of his influence in philosophy, theology, the human sciences, and culture in general.

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Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927.  Read more …

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Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

Alexandre Kojève

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This is transcript by V. S. of a talk that I gave in Atlanta in 2000. As usual, I have eliminated some wordy constructions and some back-and-forth with the audience. 

We live in a time when there’s a lot of talk about the ends of ages. Read more …

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New from Counter-Currents!
The White Nationalist Manifesto

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Greg Johnson
The White Nationalist Manifesto
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018
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Limited edition hardcover, 200 numbered copies: $100 (Due to difficulty with a printer, the limited edition has been delayed. It will be released on December 15. Those who order the limited edition will receive a paperback version immediately, to tide them over.)  Read more …

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Remembering Francis Parker Yockey:
September 18, 1917–June 16, 1960

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Francis Parker Yockey was born 101 years ago today, September 18, in Chicago. He died in San Francisco on June 16, 1960, an apparent suicide. Yockey is one of America’s greatest anti-liberal thinkers and an abiding influence on the North American New Right. In honor of his birthday, I wish to draw the reader’s attention to the following works on this site.

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
The Scandza Forum in Copenhagen & a $10,000 Matching Grant

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In the last nine days, we have received 9 donations totaling $2,700 for which we are enormously grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 146 donations totaling $24,177.27. Read more …

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Technological Utopianism & Ethnic Nationalism

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This is the text of my talk at the fourth meeting of the Scandza Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 15, 2018. In my previous Scandza Forum talk, I argued that we need to craft ethnonationalist messages for all white groups, even Trekkies. This is my Epistle to the Trekkies. I want to thank everybody who was there, and everybody who made the Forum possible.  Read more …

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Thomas J. Main’s The Rise of the Alt-Right

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Thomas J. Main
The Rise of the Alt-Right
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2018

Thomas Main interviewed me for this book, and I enjoyed our conversation. Main did not represent himself as anything but a critic of White Nationalism, but I found his questions to be stimulating and looked forward to reading the final product.  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 9/11 Symposium

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lightshowFor the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Counter-Currents published a symposium (linked below) which, sadly, still remains relevant as the organized Jewish community and various white traitors, dupes, and tools agitate for yet another war with one of Israel’s enemies based upon lies and sanctimony. Read more …

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