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Reflections on the Supremacy of the West:
A Critique of Ricardo Duchesne & Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

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In 2011 there appeared two major scholarly works that attempted to investigate the sources of Western supremacy in the modern world, especially in view of the recent rise of China as a potential threat to this supremacy. These are the Puerto Rican-Canadian social historian Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization[1] and the British economic historian Niall Ferguson’s Civilization: The West and the Rest.[2] Read more …

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Fukuyama on Civic Nationalism

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In his new book Identity, Francis Fukuyama seeks to forestall the rise of white identity politics. Nevertheless, as I argue in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” Identity is a very useful book for White Nationalists because it concedes many of our most important premises. In “Fukuyama on Diversity,” I argue that Fukuyama admits that diversity is a problem and offers only very weak reasons to value it at all. Here I examine Fukuyama’s alternative to white identity politics, namely a conservative form of color-blind civic nationalism.  Read more …

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Fukuyama on Diversity

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Francis Fukuyama’s latest book Identity was written to forestall the rise of Right-wing identity politics, but, as I argued in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” the book is actually very useful to White Nationalists because it concedes a number of our basic premises while offering weak reasons to resist our ultimate political conclusions. This is especially apparent in his discussion of diversity.

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Fukuyama on Identity Politics

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Francis Fukuyama
Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition
London: Profile Books, 2018[1]

Francis Fukuyama is the most eminent living neoconservative intellectual. I have admired and benefitted from his work since 1992, when he published his first book, The End of History and the Last Man. Read more …

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Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

Alexandre Kojève

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Author’s Note:

This is transcript by V. S. of a talk that I gave in Atlanta in 2000. As usual, I have eliminated some wordy constructions and some back-and-forth with the audience. 

We live in a time when there’s a lot of talk about the ends of ages. Read more …

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Mõtisklusi Carl Schmitti „Poliitilise mõiste“ üle

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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„Miks me ei saa kõik sõbrad olla?“ – Rodney King

Carl Schmitti lühike raamat „Poliitilise mõiste“ („Der Begriff des Politischen“, 1932 [eesti keeles 2002]) on üks 20. sajandi poliitilise filosoofia kõige olulisemaid teoseid.

„Poliitilise mõiste“ sihib poliitika kaitsmisele poliitika kaotamise utopistliku kire eest. Read more …

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Refleksje nad Pojęciem polityczności Carla Schmitta

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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„Czy możemy się po prostu dogadać?” — Rodney King

Krótka książka Carla Schmitta Pojęcie polityczności (1932) jest jednym z najważniejszych dzieł dwudziestowiecznej filozofii politycznej[1].

Głównym celem Pojęcia polityczności jest obrona polityki przed utopijnymi próbami jej porzucenia. Anty-polityczny utopizm zawiera wszystkie formy liberalizmu, jak również międzynarodowego socjalizmu, globalnego kapitalizmu, anarchizmu oraz pacyfizmu: Read more …

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Trois questions sur l’Identitarisme

« La prochaine fois que nous combattrons, ce sera côte à côte. »

« La prochaine fois que nous combattrons, ce sera côte à côte. »

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Note de l’auteur

Les réponses suivantes ont été faites à au questionnaire d’un chercheur universitaire qui est en train d’écrire un livre sur le mouvement identitaire.

1. Voyez-vous Counter-Currents comme un éditeur identitaire ?
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Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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Alexandre Kojève in 1922

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The following text is the transcript by V. S. of my conversation with F. Roger Devlin about Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968) and the end of history. To listen to the audio 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.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 131 
The Importance of Solzhenitsyn:
Tom Sunić Interviews F. Roger Devlin

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Tom Sunić and F. Roger Devlin discuss the abiding importance of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 130 
Tom Sunić Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Kojève & Solzhenitsyn

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Tom interviews accomplished writer and thinker F. Roger Devlin. Topics include:  Read more …

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Crowdsourcing Appeal
Tom Sunić Interviews F. Roger Devlin

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Thanks. We now have them.

Tom Sunić interviewed F. Roger Devlin twice on The Sunić Journal on Voice of Reason:

  • February 16, 2010: Alexandre Kojève
  • April 12, 2011: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Tres preguntas sobre el Identitarianismo

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Nota del Autor:

Las siguientes respuestas son de un cuestionario de un académico que está investigando y escribiendo un libro sobre el movimiento identitario.

1. ¿Ve a Counter-Currents como un editor Identitario?

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Pulp Fiction in Czech

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Pulp Fiction Quentina Tarantina se řadí k mým nejoblíbenějším filmům. Nechtěl jsem, aby se mi líbil – původně jsem na něj dokonce ani nechtěl jít. Podle všeho co jsem o něm slyšel, jsem film měl za naprosto nihilistický a dosti odpudivý počin. Pak ale někdo na večírku popsal Pulp Fiction jako film o „velikosti duše na konci historie“, což mě zaujalo, protože jsem zrovna asi po tisící pročítal Platónovu ÚstavuRead more …

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Tři otázky k tématu identitářství

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Poznámka: Jedná se o odpovědi na otázky akademika, sestavujícího knihu o identitárním hnutí.

1. Vnímáte Counter-Currents jako identitářské nakladatelství?

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Three Questions on Identitarianism

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Translations: Czech, Spanish

Author’s Note:

The following answers are to a questionnaire from an academic researcher who is writing a book on the Identitarian movement. 

1. Do you see Counter-Currents as an Identitarian publisher?

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Un agujero en el Ser:
Notas sobre la Negatividad

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Salvador Dalí, Book Transforming Itself Into a Nude Woman

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G. W. F. Hegel y su intérprete Alexandre Kojève afirman que la esencia de la conciencia es “negatividad”, que el hombre vive “por fuera de sí mismo”, que el hombre “niega” su naturaleza o es de naturaleza “nihilista”, que el hombre es la “nada” o un “agujero en el ser”, que el hombre es “tiempo que niega espacio”. ¿Qué significa esto?  Read more …

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¿Por qué leer a Hegel? Notas sobre el final de la historia

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) ha tenido una tremenda influencia en el mundo moderno, no sólo en la historia de las ideas, sino también en el reino de lo político. ¿Qué tan grande su influencia? Sin Hegel no habría habido Marx; sin Marx, no habría Lenin, Mao, Castro y Pol Pot. Ahora, reflexiona por un momento la diferencia que el Comunismo ha hecho en el mundo moderno, incluso en los países no comunistas, cuyas políticas fueron profundamente motivadas por el deseo de derrotar al Comunismo.  Read more …

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Γιατί να διαβάζ˙ουμε Χέγκελ;

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Μετάφραση Α.Γ

Ο Γκέοργκ Βίλχελμ Φρίντριχ Χέγκελ (Georg Willhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831) άσκησε τεράστια επίδραση στο σύγχρονο κόσμο, όχι μόνο στην ιστορία των ιδεών αλλά και στο πεδίο της πολιτικής. Πόσο μεγάλη επίδραση; Χωρίς τον Χέγκελ δεν θα υπήρχε ο Μαρξ˙ χωρίς τον Μαρξ δεν θα υπήρχε ο Λένιν, ούτε ο Μάο, ο Κάστρο, ούτε ο Πολ Ποτ. Read more …

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A Hole in Being:
Notes on Negativity

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Salvador Dalí, Book Transforming Itself Into a Nude Woman

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G. W. F. Hegel and his able interpreter Alexandre Kojève claim that the essence of consciousness is “negativity,” that man lives “outside himself,” that man “negates” or “nihilates” nature, that man is a “nothingness” or a “hole in being,” that man is “time that negates space.” What does this mean?

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Why Read Hegel?
Notes on the “End of History”

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Translations: Greek, Spanish

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) has had a tremendous influence on the modern world, not only in the history of ideas, but in the political realm as well. How big an influence? Without Hegel, there would have been no Marx; without Marx, no Lenin, no Mao, no Castro, no Pol Pot. Now, reflect just a moment on the difference the Communism has made in the modern world, even in non-Communist countries, whose policies were deeply motivated by the desire to defeat Communism.  Read more …

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Réflexions sur le livre de Carl Schmitt, Le concept du Politique

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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« Pouvons-nous tous nous entendre ? »

— Rodney King

Le petit livre de Carl Schmitt, Le concept du Politique (1932), est l’un des plus importants ouvrages de philosophie politique du XXe siècle [1].

Le but du Concept du Politique est de défendre la politique des aspirations utopiques à abolir la politique. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 78 
Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Part 3 
Hegel & the Struggle for Recognition

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G. W. F. Hegel, 1770-1831

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Part 3 of 5

Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

7. Hegel and the Struggle for Recognition

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The Beginning & the End of History

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The duel to the death over honor is a remarkable phenomenon. Animals duel over dominance, which insures their access to mates. But these duels result in death only by accident, because the whole process is governed by their survival instincts, and their “egos” do not prevent them from surrendering when the fight is hopeless. Read more …

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Notes on Liberal Democracy & its Alternative

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Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

The political regime under which much of the world labours (and the entire Western world) is called “Liberal Democracy.” Francis Fukuyama has praised the ever widening expansion of this regime over the globe as “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and [it consists in] the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”[1] The source of Fukuyama’s thesis, the Russian Hegelian Marxist, Alexandre Kojève, called this End State the “universal and homogeneous state”: it is the ultimate goal of both Liberalism and Communism.  Read more …

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Podcast No. 10 
Interview with Jack Donovan

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Pulp Fiction, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

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The Gold Watch

We first encounter boxer Butch Coolidge at the beginning of Part 3, “Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace’s Wife.” The setting is a tittie bar owned by Marsellus Wallace. Read more …

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Pulp Fiction

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Parts 1 & 2; Czech translation here

Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies. I didn’t want to like it. I didn’t even want to see it. Everything I’d heard made me think it would be thoroughly nihilistic and quite unpleasant. But then someone at a party described Pulp Fiction as a movie about “greatness of soul at the end of history,” and that caught my attention, Read more …

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Reflections on Carl Schmitt’s The Concept of the Political

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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Translations: EstonianFrench, Polish

“Why can’t we all get along?”–Rodney King

Carl Schmitt’s short book The Concept of the Political (1932) is one of the most important works of 20th century political philosophy.

The aim of The Concept of the Political is the defense of politics from utopian aspirations to abolish politics. Read more …

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