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Remembering Unity Valkyrie Mitford:
August 8, 1914–May 28, 1948

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Unity Valkyrie Mitford was born on this day in 1914. Unity was easily the most notorious of the Mitford girls, the six daughters of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale and his wife Sydney (née Bowles).

Diana Mitford became the wife of Sir Oswald Mosley. Unity became Hitler’s confidante. Jessica became a Communist journalist. Nancy became a novelist and biographer. Deborah, who is still alive at 94, became the Duchess of Devonshire. Read more …

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Answering Normie Questions, Part 1:
The Question of “Unearned” Pride

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The following is the transcript of a conversation which took place in November 2017. The original audio is here. We would like to thank Karl Thorburn for transcribing it.

Greg Johnson: I’m Greg Johnson, and welcome to Counter-Currents Radio. My guest today is JM, who runs the YouTube channel NoMoreDogma, Read more …

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Press Release
Author of The White Nationalist Manifesto Blames Trump for El Paso shooting

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According to the press, on Saturday, August 3, 2019, Patrick Crusius killed 20 and wounded 26 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. I am sure many more facts will come to light in the coming months and at Crusius’ trial. Read more …

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Understanding the El Paso Walmart Massacre

Patrick Crusius

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Saturday night, I went to bed, wondering if I would wake up the next morning to find my life’s work erased from the web because of the latest White Nationalist spree killer.

It happens now with accelerating regularity: a white man who is alarmed at white ethnic displacement goes to a place frequented by non-whites and starts shooting. Read more …

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Against White Nationalist Terrorism

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White Nationalist terrorism—such as Brenton Tarrant’s shooting spree in New Zealand and the similar crimes of Robert Bowers and Dylann Roof—hurts White Nationalism and helps our enemies in at least four ways. Read more …

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Remembering Knut Hamsun:
August 4, 1859–February 19, 1952

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Knut Hamsun was born Knut Pedersen in Lom, Norway on August 4, 1859. He died in Grimstad, Norway, on February 19, 1952. The author of more than twenty novels, plus poems, short stories, plays, and essays, Hamsun was one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers. His rejection of both Romanticism and naturalism, his emphasis on outsiders and rebels, and his exploration of inner and sometimes extreme states of consciousness, made him a pioneer of literary modernism. Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 7

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Part 7 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 6 here)

Darryl Cooper: What about people like the woman you knew? I guess that’s a question a lot of people have. In fact, a friend of mine here in Orange County is half-Japanese and half-Jewish, but outside of that fact, he would fit perfectly on the Alt Right. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents Newsletter, July 2019

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

There’s good news and bad news.

First, the good news. In terms of traffic, July was a very strong month for Counter-Currents, the best month so far in 2019. We had nearly 30,000 more unique visitors than in June! Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 6

From the left, David Ivry, Israeli Ambassador to the US; Paul D. Wolfowitz, US Deputy Secretary of Defense; Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister; Donald H. Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense; & Martin Indyk, US Ambassador to Israel at the Pentagon, March 2001.

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Part 6 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 5 here, Part 7 here)

Darryl Cooper: I would say for a lot of Americans on the Right, the biggest and last stumbling block is the Jewish question. What is the Jewish question? Why does it merit being named clearly and separately as opposed to just sort of being an obvious fact following from ethnonationalism in general?

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Decline of the West, Part 5

Artaxerxes II of Persia

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Part 5 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 4 here, Part 6 here)

Darryl Cooper: I want to ask you a little bit about the United States specifically. Your most recent post on Counter-Currents was a remembrance of Francis Parker Yockey, who’s best-known for his first book Imperium, and as a title that implies he advocated a pan-European empire. There are thinkers on the Alt Right today, like Richard Spencer, who advocate some form of this. Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 4

Aubrey Beardsley, The Fat Woman (1894)

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Part 4 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 3 here, Part 5 here)

Darryl Cooper: I want to get into a few other questions. Doing my research for this interview, I didn’t read too deeply into your views on capitalism and liberal democracy, but I got the impression that you’re probably at least as critical of those things as I am, and I’m very critical of both of them. Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 3

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Part 3 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 4 here)

Darryl Cooper: I think I can understand why Leftists are into all this stuff. That’s fine. Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 2

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Part 2 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 3 here)

Darryl Cooper: Something that you just said, definitely it’s something I’ve observed. I think maybe ten, fifteen, or twenty years ago, a lot of the time when you would think of a White Nationalist, you’re not necessarily thinking of a savory character. And I think there was probably some justice to that stereotype. Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 1

New Woman: Wash Day, 1901

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Part 1 of 7 (Part 2 here)

This is the transcript of a conversation between Darryl Cooper and Greg Johnson that took place on the former’s Decline of the West podcast in December 2016. The original audio is here. We would like to thank Thanatos for the transcription.

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Answering Sargon of Akkad

Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad

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The following is a transcript of a conversation that took place between Greg Johnson and Millennial Woes in January 2018. The original audio is here. We would like to thank S. C. for the transcript.

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Principles are More Important Than People

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There is a lot of wisdom in the anonymous saying: “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

But understanding this saying requires some nuances. One can’t understand politics without discussing all three categories: ideas, events, and people.

Thus great minds do not discuss only ideas. Read more …

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National Populism is Here to Stay

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This is F. K.’s transcript of an extemporaneous lecture that was delivered at the Blue Awakening Youth Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on February 25, 2019. It has been heavily edited and augmented. I wish to thank the organizers for inviting me to speak.

According to the Left, the peoples of the world are about to join hands and step together into a new age of global government and multicultural harmony under the rule of benevolent, cosmopolitan elites. Read more …

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Remembering Carl Schmitt:
July 11, 1888–April 7, 1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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Carl Schmitt was born on July 11, 1888 in Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany — where he died on April 7, 1985, at the age of 96. The son of a Roman Catholic small businessman, Carl Schmitt studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Strasbourg, graduating and taking his state exams in Strasbourg in 1915. In 1916, he earned his habilitation in Strasbourg, qualifying him to be a law professor. He taught at business schools and universities in Munich, Greifswald, Bonn, Berlin, and Cologne.

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Remembering Revilo Oliver:
July 7, 1908–August 20, 1994

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Revilo Pendleton Oliver was born in Texas on this day in 1908. He received his undergraduate degree at Pomona College in California and his doctorate in classics at the University of Illinois under William Abbot Oldfather. He was Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois for many years. Read more …

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Conversation with a Philosopher:
Greg Johnson Interviewed About the New Right

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The following is the transcript of an interview that was conducted between Greg Johnson and a professional philosopher in January 2018. The original audio is here. The transcript was made by Julien Prail.

Interviewer: What is race? How would you define it as a philosopher?

Greg Johnson: Races are natural kinds. I believe that there are natural kinds in the world. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents Newsletter, June 2019

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

The big news is that on June 11th, Counter-Currents celebrated our ninth anniversary of going online. We also launched our annual fundraiser. In May we were deplatformed by our credit card processor, erasing all our vital monthly donations. Please renew today by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

In terms of traffic, June was a strong month for Counter-Currents, Read more …

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Objectivity, Relativism, & the Pursuit of Happiness

Socrates

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Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by Rollo Walker of a 1999 lecture on “Objectivity, Relativism, and Well-Being.” This text only includes the first half of the transcript, and it has been massively condensed and rewritten.

Socrates is famous for arguing that all human beings pursue happiness; Read more …

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Toward a Right-Wing Environmentalism

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The following is the transcript of an interview with Greg Johnson that was conducted on The Current Year Report in late June of 2017. The original audio is here. The transcription was made by James Biehl and Tyler Harding. Read more …

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Happy Birthday to Us!

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It was nine years ago today that the Counter-Currents website went online. I can’t count the number of writers, YouTubers, podcasters, websites, and entire movements that have come and gone in our ideological sphere in the last nine years. The attrition is understandable. Deplatforming, demonetization, and demoralization take their toll. But Counter-Currents is still here, and we are not going anywhere.

In Year Nine, we published online 791 articles and reviews and more than 6,000 comments. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents Newsletter, May 2019

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

May was a solid month for Counter-Currents, despite server downtime and search engine coverage issues depressing traffic somewhat. We added 71 pieces to our webzine and 4 videos and several hundred subscribers to our YouTube channel, which now has more than 8,000 subscribers. If you have not yet subscribed, please do so today. Read more …

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New from Counter-Currents!
Toward a New Nationalism

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Greg Johnson
Toward a New Nationalism
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2019
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Limited Hardcover Edition of 200 copies: $100 (Release date: August 1)

Hardcover: $35 (Available now!)

Paperback: $20 (Available now!)  Read more …

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Remembering Oswald Spengler:
May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently.

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Remembering Louis-Ferdinand Céline:
May 27, 1894–July 1, 1961

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Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of French novelist, essayist, and physician Louis-Ferdinand-Auguste Destouches, who was born on this day in 1894. Céline is one of the giants of 20th-century literature. And, like Ezra Pound and so many other great writers of the last century, he was an open and unapologetic racial nationalist. For more on Céline, see the following works on this website: Read more …

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Remembering Richard Wagner:
May 22, 1813–February 13, 1883

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Richard Wagner was born 206 years ago today in Leipzig in the Kingdom of Saxony. He died on February 13, 1883 in Venice. As an artist, intellectual, author, and cultural force, Wagner has left an immense metapolitical legacy, which is being evaluated and appropriated in the North American New Right. I wish to draw your attention to the following writings which have been published at Counter-Currents/North American New RightRead more …

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Historicizing the Historicists:
Notes on Leo Strauss’ “The Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy,” Part 2

Max Weber

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The Intellectual Bankruptcy of the Present Age

Not only does Strauss claim that historicism is a healthy reaction to the intellectual bankruptcy of the modern world, in the next section of his essay, he also attributes this bankruptcy to non-historicist causes.

First, Strauss talks about Max Weber’s Learning and Science as Vocation. He specifically objects to Weber’s claim that reason cannot speak about the ultimate aims of life: Read more …

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