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John Morgan

John Morgan was born in New York, where he was raised, and then lived for many years in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated with a degree in literature from the University of Michigan. These days he divides his time between the US and Budapest, Hungary. He was one of the founders of Arktos Media in 2010 and served as its Editor-in-Chief until 2016. Today he is an editor for Counter-Currents Publishing. In addition to the True Right, John's interests include literature, philosophy, religion and esotericism, consciousness, and related issues. A lifelong lover of books and ideas of all sorts, John sees his work as a publisher as the fulfillment of his dream of combining his bibliomania with his desire to bring cutting-edge ideas based in and defending the best traditions to the world.  He can be reached at jmorgan@counter-currents.com, or on Facebook / Twitter.
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What is Identitarianism?

Members of Identitás Generáció in front of the Corvin theater, the flashpoint of the October 1956 Hungarian Revolution, on October 23, 2016.

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The following is an article that was written at the request of the Hungarian branch of Generation Identity, Identitás Generáció, for translation into Hungarian, and is being run here in English for the first time.

I have been asked to introduce the concept of identitarianism. Read more …

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The Truth about Daniel Friberg

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This is an article I really wish I didn’t need to write. I suspect many of Counter-Currents’ readers wish I didn’t have to write it, either, since I believe that most people who visit sites like this one do so because they are interested in ideas and incisive commentary rather than interpersonal drama and feuding. And when the conflict between my colleague Greg Johnson and my former colleague Daniel Friberg broke out earlier this month, I had fully intended to stay out of it. Read more …

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What Would Evola Do?

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The follow is the text of the talk that Counter-Currents editor John Morgan delivered to The New York Forum on Saturday.

Tonight I thought I’d talk about Julius Evola, since yesterday (May 19) was his 119th birthday, and I have overseen the publication of many of Evola’s texts in English. Read more …

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Remembering José Antonio Primo de Rivera:
April 24, 1903–November 20, 1936

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José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, the First Duke of Primo de Rivera, the Third Marquis of Estella, GdE was born on this day in 1903. His father was the dictator of Spain, appointed by King Alfonso XIII, from 1923 until 1930. Primo de Rivera was originally a lawyer, but in October 1933 he founded the fascist Spanish Falange movement. The Falange was monarchist, Catholic, anti-democratic, anti-capitalist, anti-Communist, and national syndicalist in orientation Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
Orbán vs. Soros:
The Next Round

Democracy is certainly cheaper.

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Audio Version: To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”

Hungary’s ruling populist party, Fidesz, and its charismatic and popular leader, Viktor Orbán, Read more …

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Trump’s Red Line . . . & Ours

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Caesar Crossing the Rubicon

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In response to the chemical attack in Syria, President Trump has said that it “crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line” Read more …

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The Man of the Twentieth Century:
Remembering Ernst Jünger,
March 29, 1895-February 17, 1998

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If I could choose to be anyone from the twentieth century, I would not hesitate for a moment to pick Ernst Jünger. The man did just about everything it was possible to do in his time, and stretched the limits of what one individual can accomplish in a lifetime to their breaking point. His incredible lifespan alone (he died a month shy of his 103rd birthday) spanned the Kaiserreich, the German Revolution, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Federal Republic of Germany, and finally, reunited Germany in his final decade – Read more …

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The Power of Myth:
Remembering Joseph Campbell,
March 26, 1904-October 30, 1987

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Joseph Campbell, the famed teacher of comparative mythology, was born on this day in 1904. For many people, including yours truly, he has served as a “gateway drug” into not only a new way of looking at myths, but into a non-materialistic way of viewing the world. And although as a public figure, Campbell mostly remained apolitical, evidence from his private life indicates that he was at least nominally a “man of the Right.” Read more …

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Taking a Page from the Opposition’s Playbook:
The Identitarian Food Drive in Budapest

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On Saturday, March 11, I had the pleasure of joining the members of Identitás Generáció (Generation Identity), one of the two Hungarian chapters of the Europe-wide identitarian movement (the other being Identitesz), in their first-ever distribution of food to the homeless in Budapest Read more …

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Alt Right versus New Right

Alt Right meets New Right: John Morgan with Alain de Benoist at the 2013 NPI conference.

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The following is the text of the talk that John Morgan was scheduled to deliver at Identitarian Ideas IX in Stockholm last Saturday, but was unable to due to circumstances beyond his control. As such it was intended for a primarily Swedish audience.

Today I want to talk about two schools of political thought that on the surface seem similar, but that are in fact quite different in a number of fundamental ways: namely the Alt Right and the European New Right. Read more …

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