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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 [email protected], or on Facebook / Twitter.
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I Saw the World End:
Wagner’s Ring in Munich

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Seeing an opera production these days, if you’re anything even approximating a small-t traditionalist, is always a risky business. When the guardians of Western culture – who actually hate Western culture, or at least what it was until recently – want to change literature, painting, television, or film to suit whatever agenda they’re pursuing at the time, it’s a relatively simple matter: they simply create new works in new styles. Read more …

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Meeting to Some Purpose:
The Second International Colin Wilson Conference

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As I have written about previously for Counter-Currents (as well as in a considerably revised and expanded version of this same essay that was included in North American New Right, vol. 2), the English philosopher, novelist, and compiler of eclectic knowledge of all kinds, Colin Wilson (1932-2013), is one of the most unjustly forgotten writers of our time. Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
“Our Homeland,” a New Party, is Born in Hungary:
An Interview with László Toroczkai

László Toroczkai

3,627 words / 21:30

Russian translation here

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Over the past three years, Hungary has become well-known throughout the world for its resistance to illegal immigration as well as to the demands of the European Union, which has been attempting to force all of its Member States to accept quotas of migrants in spite of the fact that the majority of people in many of those nations are opposed to 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 May 20, 2017.

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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In South Carolina, Criticizing Jews & Israel is Now Hate Speech

Rep. Alan Clemmons and Sen. Larry Groom, the ultimate cuckservatives, who led the fight for the bill

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Something happened in South Carolina last month that seems to have escaped the attention of the mainstream media, for some unknown reason. On April 12, South Carolina became the first American state to legally define the criticism of Jews or the state of Israel as anti-Semitism. The definition goes into effect on July 1. Read more …

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Eladó életek:
Az erdélyi szászok sorsa – és a miénk

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Eladó életek
Írta és rendezte: Razvan Georgescu
2014 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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Příliš velká výhra? Zamyšlení nad výsledky voleb v Maďarsku

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Navzdory předpovědím o opozici povzbuzené vysokou volební účastí, jíž se v nedělních volbách mělo podařit snížit parlamentní převahu strany Fidesz Viktora Orbána, se po sečtení více než 98% hlasů zatím výsledky příliš neliší od minulých voleb v roce 2014. Read more …

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Too Much Victory?
The Hungarian Election Results

“For us, Hungary comes first.”

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Czech version here


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For Europe:
Hungary’s 2018 National Election

Fidesz-sponsored billboards that were up all over Budapest recently, showing the major opposition figures. The phrase reads, “They want to break the border.”

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Hungary in 2018 lies under a pall of darkness. Its citizens, kept in thrall by being fed a steady diet of fear of imaginary threats, unbridled racism, and cynical hatemongering through the government’s relentless propaganda, are cowed and starving, but dare not speak out, as the government brutally cracks down on the slightest dissent. 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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Hungarian translation here; Czech translation here


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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. Read more …

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Muž dvacátého století: vzpomínáme na Ernsta Jüngera (1895-1998)

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Kdybych mohl být kýmkoliv z dvacátého století, ani na vteřinu bych neváhal s volbou Ernsta Jüngera. Tento muž totiž ve svém vymezeném čase vyzkoušel takřka všechno a napnul hranice toho, čeho může jednotlivec v životě dosáhnout, až na úplné maximum. Jeho nesmírně dlouhý život (zemřel měsíc před svými 103. narozeninami) překlenul Kaiserreich, německou revoluci, Výmarskou republiku, Třetí říši, Spolkovou republiku Německo a konečně v poslední dekádě jeho života také sjednocené Německo – a v každém z těchto období aktivně působil. Read more …

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

Joseph Campbell & his wife, Jean Erdman Campbell, c. 1939.

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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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John Morgan Interviewed on The Convict Report

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Counter-Currents Book Editor John Morgan recently spoke to the team at the Australian podcast, The Convict Report, about his long intellectual and personal journey into this milieu and his assessment of the Dissident Right as it stands today. John thanks the Dingoes for a great conversation and enjoyed speaking with his Anglo comrades and brethren in the land Down Under! To listen, click here.

 

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Europe Endless:
Kraftwerk on Tour in 2018

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Klást správné otázky aneb jak se vyhnout smrtícím nástrahám Trumpových polovičatých řešení

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Všichni jsme moc dobře věděli, že to ani nemůže být jinak: liberálové se v následujících čtyřech letech budou pohoršeně snažit zablokovat jakýkoliv krok prezidenta Trumpa, ať už bude ve skutečnosti seberozumnější či sebenepatrnější. Sledovat v příštích letech liberály, jak se rozhořčují nad novými a novými údajnými políčky lidské slušnosti, bude nepochybně nevyčerpatelným zdrojem pobavení. Read more …

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Which Traditional Britain?

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The following is the text of a talk that was delivered at the annual conference of the Traditional Britain Group that was held on October 24, 2015. The video is here.

The problem with talking about tradition as applied to our present world, at least within the context of a people or a country with a long history, is determining what, exactly, tradition is, and which tradition to draw upon. Read more …

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Co je to identitářství

Členové Identitás Generáció před kinem Corvin, jedním z největších center odporu během Maďarské revoluce v roce 1956, u připomínky jejího šedesátého výročí 23. října 2016.

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Následující esej jsem napsal na žádost maďarské pobočky Generace Idenity Identitás Generáció, za účelem překladu do maďarštiny. Původní anglická verze se poprvé objevuje zde.

Byl jsem požádán, abych představil koncept identitářství. Jakkoliv se toho velmi rád zhostím, je poněkud paradoxní, aby evropské skupině kázal o identitářství právě Američan. Read more …

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Trading Germans:
The Fate of the Transylvanian Germans . . . & the Rest of Us

Transylvania Saxons

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Hungarian version here

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 208
John Morgan on Colin Wilson

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Greg Johnson and John Morgan convene another episode of Counter-Currents Weekly. Read more …

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Why I Write
What Does It All Mean?

Rembrandt, Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer

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I suspect that the path which led me to work with Counter-Currents is somewhat different from that of many of the other people who contribute to it. I did not naturally gravitate toward the Right at an early age, as did many of those I know who are active in it. I grew up in suburban New York, and although there were certainly experiences I had there that were to shape my later worldview, I was not conscious of them as such at the time. Read more …

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Barbarians are Coming from the East:
Laibach in Trbovlje

Laibach in Trbovlje, October 29, 2017.

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When I’ve tried to describe Laibach to the uninitiated, the best analogy I’ve come up with is, “Laibach is what would emerge if you were to take a group of industrial musicians and a group of political scientists and lock them in a gallery containing nothing but fascist, Communist, and modernist art for a year and then released them.” Read more …

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A Salute to the Heroes of the Syrian War

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On Saturday, October 7, the Europe-based 6 May Committee, the name of which commemorates the Syrian Day of the Martyrs for Arab nationalist revolutionaries, held a march and rally in Breda, The Netherlands. Right-wing activists from Belgium (Flanders), Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, and the United States attended the event, along with members of some of the local Iraqi and Syrian nationalist organizations. Read more …

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Férfi a XX. században
Ernst Jünger emlékezete 1895. március 29. — 1998. február 17.

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Ha választhatnék, hogy melyik XX. századi személyiség életét éljem újra, nem kellene sokáig gondolkodnom. Ernst Jünger szinte mindent átélt, amit a században lehetett, és elment a végső határig abban, amit valaki egy földi pályafutás során elérhet. Egy hónappal a százharmadik születésnapja előtt halt meg – elképesztően hosszú életkora átfogta a Német Császárság, az I. világháború utáni német forradalom, a Weimari Köztársaság, a Harmadik Birodalom és a Német Szövetségi Köztársaság korszakát. Végül élete utolsó évtizedében láthatta az újraegyesült Németországot is, és mindvégig aktívan tevékenykedett.

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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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Czech version here

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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Orbán vs. Soros:
The Next Round

Democracy is certainly cheaper.

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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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