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Jonathan Bowden

Jonathan Bowden, 1962–2012, was a British novelist, playwright, painter, essayist, and orator.
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Never Apologize (New Video)

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Q&A about Heidegger

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This is the transcription by V. S. of the Q&A session after Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Martin Heidegger, which has recently been published in Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics. — Greg Johnson

Q: I’ve noticed that Leftists systematically completely misunderstand what Heidegger meant by “nihilism.”  Read more …

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Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics

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Jonathan Bowden
Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics
Edited by Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017
220 pages

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Underneath the Mind:
Bowden on Oratory

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The Point of Great Civilization

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Race is Culture, & Culture is Race

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The Economic Crisis Caused by Speculation

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Transcribed by V. S.

Editor’s Note: The following is the transcript of a British National Party stump speech that Jonathan Bowden delivered in Leicestershire in late 2008. You can view the video here.

Right, thanks very much! First of all, I’d like to start by thanking Jeff Dickens and the people who have arranged for me to come up and speak to you Read more …

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Lost Jonathan Bowden Speech Discovered

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This British National Party stump speech, “The Economic Crisis Caused by Speculation,” was delivered by Jonathan Bowden in Leicester in late 2008. We will publish a transcript as soon as possible.

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The Issue of the “Shoah”

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Michael Polignano’s video to words from Jonathan Bowden about the shadow of the Holocaust.

Source: https://youtu.be/VhC5ob8RGQg

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The Essence of the Left

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about the Left. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today, it is a great pleasure to welcome to the program Jonathan Bowden. Read more …

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The European New Right

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Alain de Benoist

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s January 9, 2012 Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about the European New Right. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today it’s a great pleasure to welcome back to the program Jonathan Bowden. Read more …

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Creative Destruction:
Bowden on Libertarianism

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about libertarianism. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today, it’s a great pleasure to welcome back to the podcast Jonathan Bowden. Read more …

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Iran, Israel, & the Bomb

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast January 2012 interview of Jonathan Bowden about Iran. You can listen to the podcast here Read more …

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Democracy:
The God That Failed

John McNaughton, Obamanation (detail)

John McNaughton, Obamanation (detail)

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about democracy. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today it’s a great pleasure to welcome back Jonathan Bowden. Read more …

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The Feminist Mystique

Frederick Sandys, Medea, 1866-1868

Frederick Sandys, Medea, 1866-1868

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about feminism. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today it’s great to welcome back to the program our friend and contributor Jonathan Bowden. Jonathan, thanks for being back with us! Read more …

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Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about Nietzche’s On the Genealogy of Morals. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Welcome again to Vanguard and welcome as well, Jonathan Bowden! Read more …

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Frankfurt School Revisionism

Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno

Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism, released on February 16, 2012. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard! And welcome back, Jonathan Bowden, Read more …

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The Forgotten War

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about the Iraq War. You can listen to the podcast here

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Understanding Spengler

Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about Oswald Spengler. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard! And welcome back as well, Jonathan Bowden! How are you, Jonathan?  Read more …

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Politics, Politics

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about the 2012 US Republican Presidential Primaries. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard and welcome back as well, Jonathan Bowden! Read more …

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The Uses & Abuses of Nietzsche

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about Nietzsche. You can listen to the podcast here Read more …

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The E Word:
Eugenics & Environmentalism,
Madison Grant & Lothrop Stoddard

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Madison Grant

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about eugenics, environmentalism, Madison Grant, and Lothrop Stoddard. You can listen to the podcast here. The subtitle is editorial.

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard! And welcome back as well, Jonathan Bowden!  Read more …

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“What do our people believe in now?”

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Against the Turner Prize

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Damien Hirst’s The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living

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This is the transcript by V. S. of the audio of Jonathan Bowden’s short film Against the Turner Prize. Unfortunately, only the audio is available on YouTube. If anyone has access to the video version, please contact me at [email protected]. Bowden talks about 25 illustrations. Without the video, however, I have had to try to provide new illustrations based on Bowden’s descriptions, frequently without success.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 152
BNP Ideas Conference, 2011

935 words / 5:34

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s brief speech at the BNP Ideas Conference in October of 2011 where BNP activists met to think of alternatives to the disgraced leadership of Nick Griffin. The first few words were cut off. The full audio of the conference is here

Audio version: To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.” To subscribe to our podcasts, click here for iTunes and here for RSS. Read more …

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The Tangmere Speech

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This is the transcript by V. S. of one of Jonathan Bowden’s British National Party stump speeches, delivered in Tangmere on September 10, 2007. To listen in a player, click here. Unintelligible passages are marked ???. If you have corrections, please post them as comments below. 

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The Wigan Speech

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This is the transcript by V. S. of one of Jonathan Bowden’s British National Party stump speeches, delivered in Wigan sometime after Nick Griffin’s Question Time appearance on October 22, 2009. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here. If you know the precise date or have corrections, please post them as comments below. 

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The Leicester Speech

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This is the transcript by V. S. of one Jonathan Bowden’s shorter British National Party stump speeches, delivered in Leicester on December 6, 2008. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here. If you have corrections please post them as comments below. 

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The Greenwich Speech

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This is the transcript by V. S. of one Jonathan Bowden’s best British National Party stump speeches, delivered in Greenwich on July 30th, 2009. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here. If you have corrections please post them as comments below. 

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Labour, Old & New:
The Wigan & Leigh Speech

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WiganThis is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s British National Party stump speech in Wigan and Leigh in 2010. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here. If you have corrections, or if you know the exact date and location of the speech, please post them as comments below. 
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