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The Gospel According to Goldberg

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Jonah Goldberg
Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy
New York: Crown Forum, 2018

Anyone expecting Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West to be a new meditation on James Burnham’s 1964 classic[1] about the moral degeneracy of liberal democracy is in for a laugh. Having borrowed Burnham’s tasty title, Goldberg goes off in another direction entirely, often inverting Burnham’s argument. Read more …

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Whiggish History & the Right

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There is currently a minor contretemps in the Alt Right and Alt Lite as to whether National Socialism is of the Left or of the Right. This is a debate which, I believe, is generally of no practical import, is potentially divisive, and is rooted in several historiographical misapprehensions.  Read more …

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Heidegger & Ethnic Nationalism

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Heidegger doing his thing

Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Author’s Note:

This is the text of a lecture delivered at the London Forum on Saturday, May 27th. I want to thank Jez Turner, the London Forum team, and everyone who attended this event.   Read more …

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Greatness is the Unifying Value of the Right

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Given the Alt Right’s recent break from Donald Trump, this article may seem a little mistimed. However, I think there’s a deeper truth to explore here that is not contingent on the blowing winds of transient current events. Read more …

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The Enigma of Whittaker Chambers

Whittaker Chambers, underground man.

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(Written in the style, if not quite the spirit, of senior TIMEditor Chambers’ weekly newsmagazine.)

Rumpled, paunchy Whittaker Chambers (April 1, 1901-July 9, 1961) has long merited haughty sneers and raised eyebrows on America’s nationalist Right. Reasons: his shifting ideologies, his inscrutable motives.

Among the most compelling critiques of Chambers we may count those of Classics professor Revilo P. Oliver. Read more …

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We are All Egoists – and Why That’s a Good Thing

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Many of those who end up exploring the political fringe – particularly on the Right – end up obsessed with various forms of what might loosely be called egocentricity. In those of a libertarian bent, this usually expresses itself as an obsession with contrasting honorable “individualism” against slavish “collectivism.” Read more …

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Creative Destruction:
Bowden on Libertarianism

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about libertarianism. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Today, it’s a great pleasure to welcome back to the podcast Jonathan Bowden. Read more …

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Objectivist Zen
Or: If You Meet Ayn Rand on the Road, Kill Her

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I discovered Ayn Rand when I was 20 years old and a college student (as prescribed by Scripture). I was living at home and tagged along one day when my mother went to the public library to return some books. There I loafed around, waiting for my mother to finish her usual gratuitous chat with the librarians, when suddenly it caught my eye: a paperback copy of The Fountainhead nestling innocently in one of those tall metal racks that spin around.

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A Hero Despite Himself:
Bringing Mike Hammer to the Screen

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Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor
Mickey Spillane on Screen: A Complete Study of the Television and Film Adaptations
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2012

“Dat’s Mike Ham-muh?” — Dismayed patron at a showing of I, The Jury (1953)

“Mike Hammer is Mickey Spillane . . . Mickey Spillane is Mike Hammer” — Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 147
The Pursuit of Happiness 
The Conquest of Nature: Ayn Rand

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Beginning in August of 1999, I gave a series of eight lectures on “The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophies East and West,” Read more …

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Ideal: The Novel & The Play de Ayn Rand

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English original here

Ayn Rand
Ideal: The Novel and the Play
New York: New American Library, 2015

Ideal es la segunda novela “perdida” de Ayn Rand, cuya publicación póstuma este verano es un evento literario mayor.  Read more …

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Vyvrátenie libertarianizmu

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Libertarianizmus je politika individualizmu. Individualizmus je rovnako metafyzická, ako i morálna pozícia. Metafyzický individualizmus je téza, že existujú iba konkrétni ľudia. Read more …

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A Sense of Life:
Ayn Rand & White Nationalism

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The story is clichéd. A teenager discovers a book. It challenges his religion. It rips apart his morality. He radically changes his behavior within days. The path of his life is forever altered. As Jerome Tuccille titled his book about the libertarian movement, It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand.

Even a casual glance at the American scene shows Rand’s influence is growing. Sales of Atlas Shrugged are brisk, Read more …

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La Refutación del Libertarianismo

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Traducido por Francisco Albanese; English original here

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El siguiente texto es la charla que dicté en el London Forum el 3 de Octubre, 2015. Deseo agradecer a Jez Turner, al equipo del London Forum, y a su fiel audiencia por hacer esta charla posible.  Read more …

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La réfutation du libertarisme

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Statue-of-Liberty-Buried-Under-Desert-Sand-110724English original here

Note de l’auteur :

Le texte suivant est le discours que j’ai prononcé au London Forum le 3 octobre 2015. Je souhaite remercier Jez Turner, l’équipe du London Forum, et leur fidèle public pour avoir rendu ce discours possible.
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Du refus du libertarianisme

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Note de l’auteur:

Le texte qui suit est une allocution que j’ai donnée au London Forum le 3 Octobre 2015. Je souhaite remercier Jez Turner, l’équipe du London Forum ainsi que leur fidèle publique qui ont rendu possible cette rencontre.  Read more …

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Libertarisme omvergeworpen

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Statue-of-Liberty-Buried-Under-Desert-Sand-110724Vertaald door Otharus; English original here

Noot van de auteur:

Dit is de voordracht die ik hield bij “the London Forum” op 3 oktober 2015. Ik wil Jez Turner, zijn team en hun trouwe publiek bedanken voor het mogelijk maken deze voordracht.  Read more …

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The Refutation of Libertarianism

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Translations: Dutch, French 1, French 2, SlovakSpanish

Statue-of-Liberty-Buried-Under-Desert-Sand-110724Author’s Note:

The following text is the talk I delivered at the London Forum on October 3, 2015. I wish to thank Jez Turner, the London Forum team, and their faithful audience for making this talk possible.
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“Тар“ на Уиндам Люис: Упражнение по дясна психология

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Романът “Тар“(Tarr) на Уиндам Люис (анаграма едновременно на “art”(изкуство) и “rat”(плъх)  излиза за пръв път през 1915 г., докато Великата война бушува и остава едно от големите упражнения по психология на хладнокръвието. Read more …

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Ayn Rand’s Ideal: The Novel & the Play

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Spanish translation here

Ayn Rand
Ideal: The Novel and the Play
New York: New American Library, 2015

Ideal is Ayn Rand’s “lost” second novel, whose posthumous publication this summer is a major literary event.

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Ayn Rand, Before Capitalism

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YoungRandEditor’s Note:

This essay was written in 2000 and published online at a long-defunct website. It contains some good ideas and good writing, so I believe it deserves to live again. 

“The capitalistic world is low, unprincipled and corrupt.”

—Ayn Rand, Journals of Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand & Ortega y Gasset

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Editor’s Note:

This essay was written in 2000 and published online at a long-defunct website. It is really a sketch of a more detailed research project that somebody else might wish to carry out. Even as such, I think it deserves a new lease on life. I do not regret a single hour spent reading Ortega. 

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Between Two Lampshades
Michael Enoch Interviews Greg Johnson, Part 1

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Editor’s Note:

What follows is the transcript by V. S. of Michael Enoch’s Between Two Lampshades interview with Greg Johnson on The Right Stuff Read more …

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Essential Films . . . & Others

Edward Hopper, New York Theater,

Edward Hopper, New York Movie, 1939

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Looking over Trevor Lynch’s list of his “Ten Favorite Films” in his forthcoming collection, Son of Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies, it occurred to me that I couldn’t possibly put together such a list, even if I could decide on a criterion or two.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 83 
The Pursuit of Happiness 
An Overview of the Course

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Beginning in August of 1999, I gave a series of eight lectures on “The Pursuit of Happiness: Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 62  
What Socrates Knew:
Plato’s Gorgias, Part 7 of 10

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Note: After a long hiatus, we will be running philosophy lectures on Wednesdays again. Read more …

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Jobs

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In the last few decades, white flight from the cities has been reversed. With homosexuals serving as the shock troops, wealthy white liberals are gentrifying neighborhoods and cities, and remaking them in their own image. Such communities have certain symbols and institutions to let you know that you are in conquered territory where the “SWPL” (Stuff White People Like) rules. These include expensive cupcake boutiques, COEXIST and Human Rights Campaign bumper stickers, and a Starbucks on every block. Read more …

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Jonathan Bowden’s Last Interview, Part 2: Transcript

Jonathan Bowden, in the moment

Jonathan Bowden, in the moment

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Podcast here

Transcript by V. S. and S. F.

Greg Johnson: You are an author as well as a reader of comics and graphic novels.  Read more …

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The Stark Truth  
Robert Stark Interviews Anthony Migchels

Marinus van Reymerswaele, " The Money Lenders"

Marinus van Reymerswaele, “The Money Lenders”

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Robert Stark interviews interest-free currency activist Anthony Migchels. His website is Real Currencies.

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The Babysitting Bachelor as Aryan Avatar: 
Clifton Webb in Sitting Pretty, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

“Mister City Policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row . . .
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna . . .”

–“I Am the Walrus,” Lennon/McCartney

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