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The Postville Pogrom – that Nobody Admits was a Pogrom

Sholom Rubashkin, one of the former managers of Agriprocessors, who was serving 27 years in prison until his sentence was commuted by President Trump.

3,607 words

Stephen G. Bloom
Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000

Many readers might not know that a surprisingly nasty fight took place in Postville, Iowa between whites and Jews more than a decade ago. The affair – or at least the lead-up to the climax of the affair – was described by the Jewish Professor of Journalism Stephen G. Bloom of Iowa City in his book Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America. Read more …

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Blut & Boden: An Aryan Allegory

1,567 words

Ash Donaldson
Blut and Boden: A Fairy Tale for Children of European Descent
CreateSpace, 2018

Mythology has always been the tie that binds. Familiar stories from long ago featuring archetypal characters and illustrating universal themes, as well as those specific to a particular race, nation, or tribe, provide common reference points among extended kin. Read more …

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الأمريكان ذو الأصول الأوروبية واليهود، فيتنام ونيبال

2,989 words

English original here

بقلم : سي. إف. روبنسون

ديفيد مارانِس
مضوا إلى الشمس: الحرب والسلم، فيتنام وأمريكا 1967
نيويورك: سيمون و سكوستر، 2003 Read more …

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Bonfire of the Dunces

1,901 words

Gordon Peter Wilson
Quench the Smoldering Wick
CreateSpace, 2018

I want to fit in!” — Patrick Bateman, American Psycho

Whatever one’s opinion of A Confederacy of Dunces, it surely must be the funniest book ever to take place in New Orleans, a city that seems to attract a more somber muse, such as Tennessee Williams or even Anne Rice. Read more …

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كيف احتالت اسرائيل للحصول على القنبلة الذرية

3,279 words

English original here

بقلم: سي. إف. روبنسون

روجر جَي. ماتسون
سرقة القنبلة الذرية: حال دانيال وخداع الجيش الاسرائيلي
خلق الفضاء، 2016 Read more …

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Triumph of the Nomads:
A Race-Realist View of the Australian Aborigines

2,621 words

Geoffrey Blainey
Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Aboriginal Australia
Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1976

Is it possible to romanticize aboriginal peoples and still tell the truth about them?

Geoffrey Blainey did his best to find out with his absorbing study, Triumph of the Nomads. Despite being subtitled A History of Aboriginal Australia, it really is nothing of the sort. Read more …

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The Identitarian Dispensation

2,587 words

Mark Lilla
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
New York: Harper, 2017

I have been reading Mark Lilla since the 1990s, when he published his first and best book, G. B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern.[1] Lilla has made a career of reading reactionary thinkers—Vico, Heidegger, Schmitt, Strauss, Voegelin, Read more …

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Protocols of the Puppies of the Alt Right

5,872 words

Ex Ignum Sapientiae
The Alt-Right-Hand Path
Amazon Digital Services, 2018

“[Leo] Strauss relished his role as a guru to worshiping disciples, once writing of ‘the love of the mature philosopher for the puppies of his race, by whom he wants to be loved in turn.’”[1]

This book had an interesting effect on me; a positive effect, but I’m not sure it’s the one the author intended. Read more …

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Cass Sunstein, the Unprincipled Man

Cass Sunstein

2,345 words

Cass R. Sunstein
Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014

Do people actually read Cass R. Sunstein? Millions, maybe, are vaguely aware of him as a talking head on cable TV. Others might recall that Sunstein held an obscure but sinister-sounding sinecure in the Obama administration (Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 2009-2012), or that he is frequently touted as some kind of esteemed legal scholar at Harvard Law School. Read more …

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Adjustment Day:
An Introduction to the Right

1,357 words

Chuck Palahniuk
Adjustment Day: A Novel
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2018

Adjustment Day is Chuck Palahniuk’s love letter to the Alt Right, describing millennial men joining forces to rub out modernity and its masters in a violent revolution, fragmenting the United States into independent homelands: Blacktopia, Gaysia, and Caucasia. Read more …

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Thomas J. Main’s The Rise of the Alt-Right

3,029 words

Thomas J. Main
The Rise of the Alt-Right
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2018

Thomas Main interviewed me for this book, and I enjoyed our conversation. Main did not represent himself as anything but a critic of White Nationalism, but I found his questions to be stimulating and looked forward to reading the final product.  Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
Environmentalism & White Nationalism:
A Shared Destiny

4,558 words / 28:30

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Andreas Meißner
Mensch, was nun? Wie wir der ökologischen Krise begegnen können
Münster: Edition Octopus, 2009 Read more …

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“Most Likely You Go Your Way & I’ll Go Mine”
Stephen King’s Fight Club

3,820 words

Chuck Palahnuik
Adjustment Day: A Novel
London: Jonathan Cape, 2018

“Ears, gentlemen. Sandinista ears.”[1]

I had almost reached the massive iron door, hidden behind a construction dumpster, that serves as the entrance to the abandoned glove factory that has been my squat for the past several years Read more …

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Tolkien’s Last Book: The Fall of Gondolin

1,085 words

J. R. R. Tolkien (Christopher Tolkien, ed.)
The Fall of Gondolin
New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018

The Fall of Gondolin is Tolkien’s final posthumous publication and the third of his “Great Tales,” alongside The Children of Húrin and Beren and Lúthien. It was compiled and edited by his son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, and contains multiple versions of the story, Read more …

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A Greater Gift than Fight Club?
Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day

5,323 words

Chuck Palahniuk
Adjustment Day: A Novel
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2018

The characters and plot of Chuck Palahniuk’s new novel Adjustment Day are thoroughly grounded in the politics of the New Right.

Here you will find withering parodies of feminism, “diversity,” and political correctness, Read more …

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Weed-Burning

1,542 words

Augustus Sol Invictus
Set the World on Fire
Self-published, 2018

Full disclosure: Augustus Invictus is a personal friend.

They say that you can only judge a piece of art by its internal consistency and integrity. The surreal work of Salvador Dalí and the raw unreality of Picasso are abysmal by any standard which judges art according to its ability to encapsulate the actual appearance of the real world. Read more …

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A West Indian Hindu Looks at Islam

2,005 words

V. S. Naipaul
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981

The further to the political Right one gets, the easier it is to connect with the mentality and ideas of those of a Hindu background while becoming increasingly alienated from the Bible’s Old Testament and its vicious cast of desert-dwelling thieves, murderers, perverts, and swindlers. Read more …

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Hitler & Film

2,002 words

Bill Niven
Hitler and Film: The Führer’s Hidden Passion
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018

This book is a great companion to Frederic Spotts’ Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics. The only shortcoming of Spotts’ book was that it did not discuss Hitler’s interest in film and his involvement in the German film industry. This book does just that. Read more …

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Noble Truths for Modern Mad Men

4,562 words

Andrew Lynn
Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man
Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man
Howgill House Books, 2017

“In a time of universal triviality, seeking answers to the great questions of existence is . . . a revolutionary course of action. Those who have the humility to ask the question ‘Could it be us who have gone astray?’ are the true radicals.”–Andrew Lynn Read more …

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The First White Genocide:
Deflating the Myth of “Christian Europe”

6,193 words

John Philip Jenkins
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia–and How It Died
New York: HarperCollins, 2008

“No one has been sent to us Orientals by the Pope. The holy apostles aforesaid taught us and we still hold today what they handed down to us.” — Rabban Bar Sauma, c. 1290 Read more …

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Irreconcilable Differences:
The Two Versions of Black Robe

6,373 words

To Father Paul Laforgue, the Algonkian Indians are savage pagans in dire need of salvation

To the Algonkian Indians, Catholic priests are greedy, selfish, Norman pigs of sorcerers

–An excerpt from the back cover of the 1987 Paladin edition of Black Robe Read more …

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Master of His Domain:
On Bronze Age Pervert’s Bronze Age Mindset

6,426 words

Bronze Age Pervert
Bronze Age Mindset
Independently published, 2018

“This town needs an enema.” — The Joker

“This explains also why so many traps are obsessed with Hegel.” — Bronze Age Pervert Read more …

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The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

6,261 words

Catherine Nixey
The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018

Catherine Nixey’s The Darkening Age is a powerful and highly readable account of the Christian destruction of classical antiquity. It is certainly not without flaws, but it offers hard-hitting and concise rebuttals to widespread myths surrounding the history of early Christianity. Read more …

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The Problem with “Racist Libertarianism”

3,731 words

Chase Rachels
White, Right, & Libertarian
CreateSpace, 2018

“But Jesus replied, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? During the high priesthood of Abiathar, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which was lawful only for the priests. And he gave some to his companions as well.” Then Jesus told them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Therefore, the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” — Mark 2:25–28  Read more …

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Hitler as Artist & Patron

3,042 words

Frederic Spotts
Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics
New York: The Overlook Press, 2003

Leaders throughout history have frequently deployed the arts as a means by which to display their power. Hitler is unusual, however, in that art was central to his political vision. He was intensely interested in the arts (painting, sculpture, music, and architecture) and dreamed of forging a state whose artistic and cultural achievements would rival those of ancient Greece and Rome. Read more …

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Artful Hate or Ballardian BadThink?

2,299 words

Jay Black
Guttersnipe
Amazon kindle, 2018

“Suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one’s got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one’s freedom. It needn’t be much; kicking the dog will do.” – J. G. Ballard, interviewed by Thomas Frick[1]

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Revolutionary Yiddishland

4,597 words

Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg
Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism
New York: Verso, 2016.

In the relatively recent publication in English (for the first time) of the 1983 French book Revolutionary Yiddishland, Jewish authors Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg document Jewish radical Leftist politics in Europe in the early to mid-20th century. Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
Mussolini, or the Will to Power

5,082 words / 33:16

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Werner Bräuninger
DUX: Mussolini, oder Der Wille zur Macht
Graz: Ares Verlag, 2018 Read more …

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Lost Angels of a Ruined Paradise:
John Lauritsen’s The Shelley-Byron Men

3,401 words

John Lauritsen
The Shelley-Byron Men: Lost Angels of a Ruined Paradise 
Pagan Press, 2017

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t think of reviewing a book on Shelley, Byron & Co.; mainly because I know little about them, other than what used to be generally known among the educated (before English was replaced with gender studies and time off for anti-Trump demos), plus what I read from Camille Paglia.  Read more …

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Looking for the Alt-Master

4,611 words

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, with Peter Christopherson
Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Texts and Interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, with Peter Christopherson. Edited with notes by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introductions by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Carl Abrahamsson
Trapart Books, 2018

“[Brion Gysin was] the only man that I’ve ever respected in my life. I’ve admired people, I’ve liked them, but he’s the only man I’ve ever respected.”[1]

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