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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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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Lothrop Stoddard’s Reforging America

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June 29 is the birthday of T. (for Theodore) Lothrop Stoddard (1883–1950)—scholar, lecturer, journalist, polymath, and author of many, many books.

Stoddard is best known for 1920’s The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World Supremacy, discussed two years ago here. Along with Madison Grant (1865–1937), author of The Passing of the Great Race (1916), and Prescott F. Hall (1868–1921), eugenics crusader and founder of the Immigration Restriction League, Stoddard can rightly be considered a father of the sweeping Immigration Act of 1924 (aka Johnson-Reed Act).  Read more …

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A Third-Rate Mind “Examines” Fascism

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Madeline Albright
Fascism: A Warning
New York: Harper Collins Publishing, 2018

Although many on the Right saw Bill Clinton as the devil incarnate, I’d like to first point out that the Clinton Administration was not entirely evil. Clinton’s first crisis was the Haitian refugee swarm, which he turned back. Clinton also attempted the sort of immigration reform we could get behind[1] Read more …

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A Man Out of Season:
Ludovici’s The Confessions of an Anti-Feminist

1,476 words

Anthony M. Ludovici
The Confessions of an Anti-Feminist: The Autobiography of Anthony M. Ludovici
Edited by John V. Day
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2018

Anthony Mario Ludovici (1882–1971), anti-feminist, novelist, translator and interpreter of Nietzsche, art critic, defender of aristocracy and critic of democracy, Read more …

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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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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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