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Dark Star Risible:
Gary Lachman’s Goofy Exploration of the Trumpian Occult

The book that exposes Red Ice for the neo-Soviet Russian front that it is!

2,168 words

Gary Lachman
Dark Star Rising: Magick & Power in the Age of Trump
New York: TarcherPerigree, 2018

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Punching Left:
The Weather Underground, the Haymarket Anarchists, the Kennedys, & the 1960s

Garry Trudeau’s character “Megaphone” Mark Slackmeyer

2,628 words

Mark Rudd
Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen
New York: HarperCollins e-books, 2009

Fans of Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury will recognize Mark Rudd as the inspiration behind the character “Megaphone” Mark Slackmeyer. Rudd is a Jewish radical from an upper-middle class background who was one of the founders of a Jewish-led, New Left terrorist group that came to be called The Weather Underground.[1] Read more …

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The Way of Mitchum:
So Manly You Could Even Skip a Day!

3,893 words

James Scott Bell
Manliness: The Robert Mitchum Way
Woodland Hills, Cal.: Compendium Press, 2016

“A man must defend his home, his wife, his children and his Martini.” — Jackie Gleason

As the direct descendent of one of England’s greatest detectives,[1] I have of course followed with interest the development of the genre, especially the rather more brutal American branch, so different from granddad’s genteel country house affairs.[2]

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Hello (((Fellow Boomers)))

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Steven Brill’s Tailspin is cant and claptrap, less important for what it says than what it avoids.

There’s an old Twitter joke, or meme, called “Fellow White People.” It plays off how Jews in the media will call themselves “white” when it’s time to browbeat the goyim about racism, xenophobia, whatever. But when they want to talk mainly amongst themselves, and bang on about how they’re a special minority—well then! White people are the other, the enemy.  Read more …

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A Mary Sue, a Unicorn, & a Folie à deux:
Lessons in the Realities of Business for Young White Men

2,402 words

John Carreyrou
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018

White advocates should take a look at a sordid tale that played out in Silicon Valley from 2006 until 2015. The mess centers around a start-up company called Theranos and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. Since a main goal of Counter-Currents is to impart wisdom to younger white men, this author felt it was important to write a review on Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou’s book about the matter. Read more …

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Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe

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Douglas Murray
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

Many readers of Counter-Currents will be familiar with Douglas Murray, a white British conservative who has been an outspoken critic of European immigration policy for many years and who focuses primarily on the specific problems posed by Muslims. Read more …

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A Very Honorable Man

1,855 words

Tamler Sommers
Why Honor Matters
New York: Basic Books, 2018 Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 218
Rolf Peter Sieferle’s Epochenwechsel

10,814 words / 1:06:43


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The Gospel According to Goldberg

2,037 words

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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Leo Carew’s The Wolf

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Leo Carew
The Wolf
New York: Hachette Book Group, 2018

Fans of medieval fantasy and epic poems like Beowulf will enjoy The Wolf, Leo Carew’s debut novel and the first book in his Under the Northern Sky series. Read more …

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David Miller’s Strangers in Our Midst

8,808 words

David Miller
Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration 
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2016 

No sensible person without an ideological or racial commitment to open borders can witness the ongoing immigration crises plaguing the West and not be seriously concerned about the future. Read more …

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Ronald Beiner’s Dangerous Minds

4,866 words

Ronald Beiner
Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018

Ronald Beiner is a Canadian Jewish political theorist who teaches at the University of Toronto. I’ve been reading his work since the early 1990s, starting with What’s the Matter with Liberalism? (1992). Read more …

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Earth Day Special 
Jorian Jenks: Farmer & Fascist

1,605 words

Philip M. Coupland
Farming, Fascism and Ecology: A Life of Jorian Jenks
London and New York: Routledge, 2017 (Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right)

The connections between the organic movement and the radical Right are often overlooked. To the chagrin of liberal environmentalists, the early organic movement had close links to both fascism and National Socialism. Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
Europe’s Dams are Cracking: A Review

9,362 words / 59:49


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Konrad Windisch, ed.
Europas Dämme bersten: Ursachen, Hintergründe und Folgen des Flüchtlings-Tsunamis
Pähl: Hohe Warte, 2017 Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Nine
The Life of Reilly

2,475 words

One good way to ruin your Christmas this year would be to spend the holidays reading a new book entitled Abandoned: The Betrayal of the American Middle Class since World War II, by two law professors at the University of South Carolina, William J. Quirk and R. Randall Bridwell. Maybe you don’t want to ruin your Christmas, and that’s understandable, but if you do read the book, you will at least be prepared to understand what is likely to happen to you and to what remains of your country in the coming years. Read more …

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Lady Go Die!
Misanthropy Goes Noir

1,088 words

Ann Sterzinger
The Seine Vendetta
Duncan, BC: Storm Rhino Press, 2018

April on the Seine is lovely. But revenge is a dish best served cold. And the forecast for Paris is a deep freeze.

As the scion of a famous detective, I’ve had an off again, on again interest in the whole gentleman detective genre. Read more …

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Taunton on Tantra:
A Guide for the Perplexed Westerner

548 words

Gwendolyn Taunton
Tantric Traditions: Gods, Rituals, & Esoteric Teachings in the Kali Yuga
Manticore Press, 2018

Mention “tantra” and almost any Westerner, no matter how sophisticated, thinks of weekend seminars on how to improve your sex life, with endorsements from the likes of Sting. Read more …

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The Noble Savage & the Downfall of Western Man:
A Review of The Mosquito Coast

2,454 words

Paul Theroux
The Mosquito Coast
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981

I always find it interesting when different people make similar observations based on the same data, yet come to completely different conclusions. Allie Fox, the main character in Paul Theroux’s novel The Mosquito Coast, seems at first to have much in common with many on today’s Dissident Right. He’s disgusted with the ubiquitous commercialization of modern society. Read more …

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An Advocate’s Progress:
Quinn Replaces Michener, A Review of White Like You

1,008 words

Spencer J. Quinn
White Like You
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2018

James A. Michener, a popular writer of my grandparents’ generation, didn’t publish his first book until he was 39, and this was after he had served as an officer in the US Navy in the Second World War. It seems one needs about four decades of life experience in order to write a decent book. Read more …

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Smrt normálům

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English original here

Angela Nagleová
Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right
(Smrt normálům: Online kulturní války od 4chanu a Tumbleru po Trumpa a alternativní pravici)
Winchester, UK: Zero Books, 2017

Zvolení Donalda Trumpa prezidentem šokovalo mnohé, především na levici, tak skálopevně přesvědčené, že nenáviděný magnát nemá sebemenší šanci zvítězit. Read more …

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Steven Pinker’s Anti-Enlightenment Attack on White Identitarians

5,422 words

Steven Pinker
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
New York: Viking, 2018

Pinker “Loathes” White Identitarians

With the publication of Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker has decisively established himself as the foremost public intellectual in the United States. Read more …

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Masterpieces of (Honorary) Aryan Literature 5
Yukio Mishima’s My Friend Hitler

702 words

Yukio Mishima
My Friend Hitler and Other Plays of Yukio Mishima
Translated by Hiroaki Sato
New York: Columbia University Press, 2002

Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) is best known as a novelist and Right-wing activist who famously and publicly committed ritual suicide in 1970 one day after he had finished his tetralogy The Sea of Fertility. He was, however, a very prolific playwright with more than sixty plays to his name, Read more …

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In Bed with the Press

1,099 words

Vegas Tenold
Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America
New York: Nation Books, 2018

This is the most depressing book I’ve ever read. Tenold is a Norwegian Leftist journalist who has spent the last six years “embedded” with the National Socialist Movement, KKK groups, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. Read more …

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Waco: The Incident that Kickstarted the Right

3,407 words

Waco
Developed by John Erick Dowdle & Drew Dowdle
Directed by John Erick Dowdle & Dennie Gordon
Starring Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Sparkes, Rory Culkin, Shea Wigham, Melissa Benoist, John Leguizamo, & Julia Garner
Paramount Network, 2018 Read more …

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I Can See for Miles:
Neville Goddard, Live & Remastered

2,429 words

Neville (Goddard)
Five Lessons: A Master Class (1948)
Reissued with a bonus chapter by Mitch Horowitz
New York: Tarcher/Perigree, 2018

This is going to be a very practical Course. Therefore, I hope that everyone in this class has a very clear picture of what he desires, for I am convinced that you can realize your desires by the technique you will receive here this week in these five lessons.[1] Read more …

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To the Stars & Beyond with Ann Sterzinger!

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Ann Sterzinger
LYFE: Elektra’s Revenge, Book One
Laughing Gallows Books, 2018

She never felt as good as when she got settled inside this little private world. Which wasn’t saying much.[1]

Here’s a new book by Ann Sterzinger, and it’s not what you’d expect.

After all, she does have a hard-won reputation as the Princess of Pessimism, the Duchess of Depression, the Marschallin of Misanthropy and Misery. Read more …

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Professor Clouseau Investigates:
The Alt Right Done Wrong

1,200 words

Marcus Verhaegh
Investigating the Alt Right: Richard Spencer in America
CreateSpace, 2017

It was on page 38 that I realized I was reading the work of a disturbed individual; perhaps a madman.

My first clue that something was wrong about this book was the odd subtitle: Richard Spencer in America. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 213
Populism: Beyond Left & Right?
Alain de Benoist’s The Populist Moment

The faces of European populism today: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

8,406 words

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Alain de Benoist
Le Moment Populiste: Droite-Gauche c’est Fini!
Paris: Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, 2017 Read more …

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Fascism, Futurism, & Aviation

1,663 words

Fernando Esposito
Fascism, Aviation and Mythical Modernity
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

The British political theorist Roger Griffin has argued that the defining characteristic of fascist movements is a central myth of national rebirth, or palingenetic ultranationalism. His study of fascism (The Nature of Fascism) sparked controversy upon its publication because it diverged from the consensus at the time that fascist movements were purely reactionary and conservative in character; Read more …

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Oborne Again:
The Triumph of the Political Class

1,811 words

Peter Oborne
The Triumph of the Political Class
London: Simon & Schuster, 2007

Some books are born again. Every book with a political theme aims to be prophetic, and only time can reveal their success or otherwise. Orwell’s 1984, Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations, Faye’s Convergence of Catastrophes are all books whose time has arrived. Read more …

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