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Jef Costello

Jef Costello is that guy on the New York Subway talking to himself. But he is all right.
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The Myths We Live By

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Editor’s Note:

The following is the text of a talk Mr. Costello recently delivered to a small group of not-fully-red-pilled neophytes. — Greg Johnson

I have been asked to address the question, “what is the prevailing myth of the modern era?” In order to answer that question, we first have to distinguish between two senses of “myth.” Read more …

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This Means War

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As everyone knows by now, just three days after the “Unite the Right” debacle in Charlottesville, a coordinated attack was launched by the Left against multiple individuals, organizations, and websites on the Right.

Counter-Currents had its PayPal account shut down, Read more …

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Does Hope Lie in the Proles?

Thomas Hart Benton, Coal, 1930

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This talk was given at the Fourth Meeting of the Northwest Forum on Saturday, June 24th. I want to thank everyone who organized and attended this event.  

Does hope lie in the proles, as Winston Smith asserts in Nineteen Eighty-Four? Read more …

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The Importance of James Bond

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Jef Costello
The Importance of James Bond & Other Essays
Ed. Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017

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What Trump Should Have Said at NATO

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Trump’s recent speech to NATO has received a lot of attention due to his call for member nations to pay their fair share, and due to the tittering, smirking, and blinking that came from the Last Men that we call “our allies.” Read more …

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Suddenly, I Love the French

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A few years ago, a friend of mine spent a summer in the south of France with his daughter, who was in grade school at the time. Unfortunately, the daughter caught a bug toward the end of their stay, and my friend made multiple trips to the local pharmacy trying to find the right medicine for her. His French is imperfect, so he struggled to make himself understood by the druggist. Read more …

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“That’s It, We’re Through!”:
The Psychology of Breaking Up with Trump

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As everyone has now noted (including the Lügenpresse, seething mit Schadenfreude) the “Alt Right” has abruptly turned against Trump in the wake of his attack on Syria. Read more …

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Welcome to the League of Shadows!

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This essay was originally a talk delivered to The New York Forum on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

I had an interesting conversation the other night with an old friend of mine who has been involved in one way or another with our movement since he was in high school. We were discussing the dramatic changes that have taken place in just the last several years. Read more …

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I Keep Forgetting That I’m Not an American

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The other night I turned on Fox News and watched Bill O’Reilly’s commentary on the recent WikiLeaks exposure of classified CIA documents. For those of you living in caves, Read more …

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Trump Will Complete the System of German Idealism!

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A few months ago, a delightful eccentric was interviewed on the streets of New York, claiming that Donald Trump, if elected, would “raise Thule,” as well as Atlantis. This chubby-cheeked, curly-haired, manic moppet (who calls himself “Kantbot”) went on to predict that Trump would “complete the system of German Idealism.” The video went viral – at least in our circles.

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