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Why I Write

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Speech that doesn’t commit one to anything, doesn’t stand on its own, doesn’t risk its position, doesn’t cost anything, is not worth very much.” – The Invisible Committee[1]

One of my former colleagues just had the honor of presenting the annual President’s Address to the American Anthropological Association. Her speech, a paean to the power of the “good” anthropologist who battles against the “looming darkness” caused by recent “political disasters,” was hailed as a courageous speaking of truth to power in the darkest days of late-modern life. Read more …

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The Pathos of Proximity:
Violent Writing, Part One

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For Marshall, who showed me another way.

The lady stumbled through the door of the dojo, a blur of blonde hair and blue sundress, pushing her little boy with one hand and holding a phone to her ear with the other. Read more …

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Homeschooling the Overman

Deer Hunt mosaic from Pella, Macedonia, 4th-century BC

Deer Hunt mosaic from Pella, Macedonia, 4th-century BC

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I am a writer, who became a teacher, and then again a writer. Now I teach and never write. Writing is the only thing I’ve ever been good enough at that I could legally use to make money; that is, to survive in the bourgeois world. To date my total income from writing is $50.00. It turns out I don’t write for money, but writers never do.

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Greg Johnson Interviews Mark Dyal, Part 2

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This is the transcript by Lee and Donna Hancock of Part 2 of Greg Johnson’s interview of Mark Dyal, which you can listen to here. Please post any corrections below as comments.   

GJ: So Mark, you did your doctoral dissertation on the Ultras. Can you tell me a bit about the basic thesis of the dissertation and the things that you’ve studied, the things that you discovered?  Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviews Mark Dyal, Part 1

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by L. and D.H. of Part 1 of Greg Johnson’s interview of Mark Dyal, which you can listen to here. Please post any corrections below as comments.   

GJ: I’m Greg Johnson. This is Counter-Currents Radio and our guest today is Dr. Mark Dyal. Mark Dyal has a PhD in anthropology and he has written several articles for Counter-Currents/North American New Right. Read more …

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A Vida tem sempre razão:
Futurismo & o Homem em Revolta

Ivo Pannaggi. Speeding Train (Treno in corsa), 1922.

Ivo Pannaggi, Speeding Train (Treno in corsa), 1922.

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“Nós não somos apenas mais revolucionários que vocês, estamos além de sua revolução” – F. T. Marinetti

“Vocês tem que saber que o sangue não possui valor ou esplendor a não ser que tenha sido liberado da prisão das artérias pelo ferro ou fogo” – F. T. Marinetti  Read more …

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Life is Always Right:
Futurism & Man in Revolt

Ivo Pannaggi. Speeding Train (Treno in corsa), 1922.

Ivo Pannaggi, “Speeding Train” (Treno in corsa), 1922.

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“We are not only more revolutionary than you, but we are beyond your revolution.” – F. T. Marinetti[1]

“You must know that blood has no value or splendor unless it has been freed from the prison of the arteries by iron or fire.” – F. T. Marinetti[2]  Read more …

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Deleuze, Guattari, & the New Right, Part 4: 
Becoming-Revolutionary

Carlo Carra, "Interventionist Demonstration," 1914

Carlo Carra, “Interventionist Demonstration,” 1914

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“The question is not, ‘Is it true?’ but, ‘Does it work?’ What new thoughts does it make possible to think? What new emotions does it make possible to feel? What new sensations and perceptions does it open in the body?” – Brian Massumi[1] 

A Commentary on Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right

“Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right” was written for four reasons, equally ontological and epistemological. Read more …

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Deleuze, Guattari, & the New Right, Part 3: 
Capitalism & Schizophrenia

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“There are things which do not disturb thought and those which force us to think. The first are objects of recognition: thought and all its faculties may be fully employed therein, thought may busy itself thereby, but such employment and such activity have nothing to do with thinking. Read more …

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Deleuze, Guattari, & the New Right, Part 2

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“With Platonism, philosophy becomes a police operation.” Miguel de Beistegui[1]

The Affect of Truth

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Deleuze, Guattari, & the New Right, Part 1

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Left: Gilles Deleuze, 1925–1995; right: Félix Guattari, 1930–1992

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“A creator is someone who creates their own impossibilities, and thereby creates possibilities.” – Gilles Deleuze[1]

It Begins with Nietzsche 

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“We are the Real Subalterns”

Manifestazione Casapound e Blocco Studentesco

Casa Pound Student Demonstration

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“We are the real subalterns,” I was once told by an activist at CasaPound. His words were astonishing, not only because they so presciently invoke the relationship between CasaPound and the neoliberal Italian state, Read more …

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Licurgo e o Estado Espartano

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“E Teopompo, quando um estranho continuou a dizer, conforme ele lhe demonstrou gentileza, que em sua própria cidade ele era considerado amante de Esparta, disse: ‘Meu bom senhor, melhor seria para ti ser chamado amante de tua própria cidade’.” – Plutarco [1]

Assim como Mussolini olhava para a Roma Antiga por um modelo de uma sociedade sadia e orgânica, os antigos romanos olhavam para Esparta. Read more …

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Musolliniho nový fašistický člověk

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“Větší účast na moci znamená odlišné vědomí, cítění, odhodlanost a odlišný úhel pohledu.” Friedrich Nietzsche [1]

“Ocel mě poctivě naučila o souladu mezi duší a tělem: zdálo se mi, že slabé emoce mají za následek ochabování svalů, sentimentalita se projevuje ochabnutím žaludku a přecitlivělost má za následek přecitlivělou bledou kůži. Read more …

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Nietzsche, Physiology, & Transvaluation

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“Whenever the will to power falls off in any way, there will also be physiological decline, decadence. And when the most masculine virtues and drives have been chopped off the god of decadence, he will necessarily turn into a god of the physiologically retrograde, the weak.” – Friedrich Nietzsche[1]

Bourgeois bodies exist only within a matrix of consumption, so much so that even “healthy lifestyles” are merely another marketing niche Read more …

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Lycurgus & the Spartan State

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“And Theompopus, when a stranger kept saying, as he showed him kindness, that in his own city he was called a lover of Sparta, remarked: ‘My good sir, it were better for thee to be called a lover of thine own city.’” – Plutarch[1]

Just as Mussolini looked to Ancient Rome for the model of a healthy, organic society, the Ancient Romans looked to Sparta. Read more …

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Mussolini’s New Fascist Man

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“A greater degree of power corresponds to a different consciousness, feeling, desiring, a different perspectival view.” — Friedrich Nietzsche[1]

“The steel faithfully taught me the correspondence between the spirit and the body: thus feeble emotions, it seemed to me, corresponded to flaccid muscles, Read more …

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Nietzsche’s Loneliness

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Dr. Gary Van Cott, the only true colleague I had in 13 years of graduate school, once said that New York City made me a structuralist. Read more …

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Epistemologia e a Nova Direita

Gabriel von Max, “Reading Monkey,” circa 1900

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“Se constrói-se uma ilusão enquanto tal, a vontade – se ela quer continuar a existir – deve construir uma nova” – Nietzsche

Após examinar as duas resenhas da American Renaissance postadas no Counter-Currentes em 1 de agosto de 2012 eu não pude deixar de sentir como eu sempre sentia quando eu também era parte da academia americana. Read more …

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Epistemology & the New Right

Gabriel von Max, “Reading Monkey,” circa 1900

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“If one construes a delusion as such, the will — if it wants to continue to exist — must create a new one.” — Nietzsche[1]

After perusing the two American Renaissance review essays posted to Counter-Currents on August 1, 2012, I couldn’t help feeling as I always did when I too was part of the American academy. Read more …

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Paganism Without Swords?

Detail from Jacques-Louis David’s “Oath of the Horatii,” 1784

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“When swords ran every which way like red-stained snakes, our fathers warmed to life; the sun of all peace seemed limp and lackluster to them, but the long peace caused them shame. How they sighed, our fathers, when they saw gleaming bright, dried up swords on the wall! Like them, they thirsted for war. For a sword wants to drink blood and sparkles with desire.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Read more …

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The Homeric Gods

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Athena

Walter F. Otto
The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion
Translated by Moses Hadas
North Stratford, N.H.: Ayer Company Publishers, 2001

“My goal is to create total enmity between our current ‘culture’ and Antiquity. Whoever wants to serve the former must hate the latter.”—Friedrich Nietzsche[1]

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