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Historicizing the Historicists:
Notes on Leo Strauss’ “The Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy,” Part 2

Max Weber

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Part 1 here

The Intellectual Bankruptcy of the Present Age

Not only does Strauss claim that historicism is a healthy reaction to the intellectual bankruptcy of the modern world, in the next section of his essay, he also attributes this bankruptcy to non-historicist causes.

First, Strauss talks about Max Weber’s Learning and Science as Vocation. He specifically objects to Weber’s claim that reason cannot speak about the ultimate aims of life: Read more …

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Mark Sedgwick’s Key Thinkers of the Radical Right

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Mark Sedgwick, ed.
Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019

Mark Sedgwick is an English scholar of Western Esotericism and Islam. He is Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. Read more …

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Michael the Brave & the Tide of the Ottoman Wars

Michael the Brave, savior of Europe?

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The history of Romania as a concrete country is generally assumed to have started with the Romanian, or Danubian, principalities, similarly to how the history of Russia as a concrete country starts with Muscovy. Both of these histories are of late medieval origin, having come into being in the wake of the Mongol invasions of Europe. In both comparable cases, however, the concrete starting point is not the same as the ethnologically related spiritual precursor from which the original states derived their patronage. In the case of Russia, the spiritual precursor was the Kievan Rus’, which was situated in present-day Ukraine. Read more …

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Only a God Can Save Us Now
Butchering Cultured Meat

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A Perfectly Neutral Auschwitz

I heard the enemy dinner-call. So I walked to UPenn for a talk on Cultured Meat. Having apprenticed in my dad’s butcher shop, I don’t relate to clinically strained beef. I have natural tastes. True flavors.

If, under siege in the Techno-Apocalypse, I was cannibalized by starving pals? The sorry chef would eulogize. Read more …

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What Populism Isn’t

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Jan-Werner Müller
What is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

When a political establishment feels threatened by a growing force like National Populism, Plan A is to defend the establishment and attack its opponents by dispatching middle-brow journalists to sneer and jeer and middle-brow political hacks to construct partisan talking points. Read more …

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Remembering Carl Schmitt:
July 11, 1888–April 7, 1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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Carl Schmitt was born on July 11, 1888 in Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany — where he died on April 7, 1985, at the age of 96. The son of a Roman Catholic small businessman, Carl Schmitt studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Strasbourg, graduating and taking his state exams in Strasbourg in 1915. In 1916, he earned his habilitation in Strasbourg, qualifying him to be a law professor. He taught at business schools and universities in Munich, Greifswald, Bonn, Berlin, and Cologne.

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Racial Realities

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, race isn’t a concept, construct, or any other type of trite postmodern abstraction, but rather a scientifically-proven, biological fact. Read more …

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The Masculine Preconditions of Individualism, the Indo-Europeans, and the Modern Hegelian Concept of Collective Freedom

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Part 1 of 4

Libertarian freedoms are not incompatible with a strong commitment to in-group white identity politics. On the contrary, Europeans can preserve their attachment to individual liberties only by living inside nations with a strong sense of collective ancestry in opposition to mass immigration.  Read more …

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Superhrdinové, suverenita a stát ve státě

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Poznámka autora:

Poněkud zkrácenou verzi následujícího textu jsem přednesl na druhém setkání New York Forum 16. července 2016. Rád bych tímto poděkoval týmu NY Forum i všem přítomným. Read more …

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Politický voják:
Teorie partyzána Carla Schmitta

Hermann Löns, Der Werwolf (dřevoryt Hans Pape)

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Civilizující génius evropského člověka byl tak mocný, že se mu na čas podařilo zkrotit dokonce i válku samotnou. Ne každou válku lze ale vybojovat civilizovaně – jen ty mezi civilizovanými evropskými státy. Pravidla svazující válku se nevztahovala na války proti nestátním subjektům, jako v případě koloniálních válek proti divochům, občanské války a revoluce, v nichž se ocitá v sázce samotný stát, či nepravidelná válka proti partyzánům a guerillám, kterým se zabývá Schmittovo dílko Teorie partyzána (1962). 1] Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 194
Kerry Bolton on Francis Parker Yockey at 100

Kerry Bolton

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Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Michael Polignano reconvene for a new weekly Counter-Currents Radio podcast. This week, we talk to Kerry Bolton, the author of the forthcoming definitive biography of Francis Parker Yockey, about his research into Yockey’s life, work, and influence.  Read more …

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The Geopolitics of Jason Jorjani

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Jason Reza Jorjani
World State of Emergency
London: Arktos Media, 2017

Dr. Yen Lo: ”You must try, Comrade Zilkov, to cultivate a sense of humor. There’s nothing like a good laugh now and then to lighten the burdens of the day. [To Raymond] Tell me, Raymond, do you remember murdering Mavole and Lembeck?”[1]

If Dr. Jason Jorjani were an inanimate object, he would be an exploding cigar; Read more …

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State, Movement, People, Part 4

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Part 4 of 4

Translated with notes by Simona Draghici

IV. Leadership and Ethnic Identity as Basic Concepts of National Socialist Law

1. National Socialism does not think abstractly and stereotypically. It is an enemy of every normativist and functionalist concoction. Read more …

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State, Movement, People, Part 3

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Part 3 of 4

Translated with notes by Simona Draghici

III. The Binary State Construction of Liberal Democracy and the German State of the Civil Service

1. The new triadic state structure of the twentieth century has long superseded the binary statal constitutional schema of the liberal democracy of the nineteenth century. Read more …

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State, Movement, People, Part 2

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Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Part 2 of 4

Translated with notes by Simona Draghici

II. The Triadic Structure of the Political Unity

1. The political unity of the present-day state is a three-part summation of state, movement, and people. It is radically different from the liberal-democratic state schema that has come to us from the nineteenth century, and not only with respect to its ideological presuppositions and its general principles, but also in the essential structural and organizational lines of the concrete edifice of the state. Read more …

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State, Movement, People, Part 1

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Part 1 of 4

Translated with notes by Simona Draghici

Editor’s Note:

Carl Schmitt published State, Movement, People (Staat, Bewegung, Volk) near the end of 1933. Like many of his most important works, it is short and pithy (less than 25,000 words). Read more …

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The Question of Legality (1950)

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Translated by Simona Draghici

The Reverend Oratorian Father Laberthonnière, who died in 1932, left behind the voluminous work of a lifetime, which is being edited by his friend Louis Canet. Between 1933 and 1948, six impressive volumes were published. Quite recently, another book of his was added to them, and which is of particular interest to us, namely, a Critique of the Notion of the Sovereignty of the Law.[1] Read more …

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Remembering Carl Schmitt:
July 11, 1888–April 7, 1985

SchmittKoenen924 words

Carl Schmitt was born on July 11, 1888 in Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany — where he died on April 7, 1985, at the age of 96. The son of a Roman Catholic small businessman, Carl Schmitt studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Strasbourg, graduating and taking his state exams in Strasbourg in 1915. In 1916, he earned his habilitation in Strasbourg, qualifying him to be a law professor. He taught at business schools and universities in Munich, Greifswald, Bonn, Berlin, and Cologne.

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White Awakening

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The great Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard defined “faith as immediacy after reflection,” and I can think of no greater aphorism to illustrate the essentiality of the “Trumpian Revolution” and the impending role it’s bound to play in the furthering of White Nationalism. Read more …

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Carl Schmitt is Right:
Liberal Nations Have Open Borders Because They Have No Concept of the Political

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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Before World War II liberal rights were understood among Western states in a libertarian and ethno-nationalistic way. Freedom of association, for example, was understood to include the right to refuse to associate with certain members of certain ethnic groups, even the right to discriminate in employment practices. This racial liberalism was still institutionalized right up until the 1960s. The settler nations of Australia, Canada, United States, and New Zealand enjoyed admission and naturalization policies based on race and culture, intended to keep these nations “White.”

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Superheroes, Sovereignty, & the Deep State

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Czech version here

justice-league-part-one-who-will-be-the-big-bad-justice-league-part-one-352195Author’s Note:

This text was presented in somewhat abridged form at the second meeting of the New York Forum on July 16, 2016. I want to thank the NY Forum team and everyone who was present.  Read more …

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Remembering Carl Schmitt:
July 11, 1888–April 7, 1985

SchmittKoenen894 words

Carl Schmitt was born on July 11, 1888 in Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany — where he died on April 7, 1985, at the age of 96. The son of a Roman Catholic small businessman, Carl Schmitt studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Strasbourg, graduating and taking his state exams in Strasbourg in 1915. In 1916, he earned his habilitation in Strasbourg, qualifying him to be a law professor. He taught at business schools and universities in Munich, Greifswald, Bonn, Berlin, and Cologne.

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Era piropoliticii a venit

JordanianPilot1,298 words

Trad. Radu Simion; English original here

Ce înţeleg politologii atunci când vorbesc despre ,,piropolitică’’? Există două surse ce trebuie explorate pentru a înţelege despre ce vorbesc: în primul rând, ai de investigat întregul tărâm al teologiei politice, inclusiv panseurile lui Donoso Cortés despre liberalism, socialism și catolicism (ultimul fiind perceput ca Tradiţia însăşi) şi va trebui să studiezi bineînţeles temeinic textele de bază ale lui Carl Schmitt, Read more …

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The Era of Pyropolitics is Coming

JordanianPilot1,342 words

Romanian translation here

What do political scientists mean when they talk about “pyropolitics”? There are two sources to explore in order to understand what they mean; first, you’ll have the whole realm of political theology to investigate, including Donoso Cortés’ thoughts about liberalism, socialism and Catholicism (this last being perceived as Tradition as such) and of course you’ll have to study thoroughly the core idea of Carl Schmitt, Read more …

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Chicago: The Veil is Being Lifted

Donald Trump1,150 words

At the root of all politics is a threat of violence. Whether enacted from above or below, the ability to assert one’s political interests requires, at the very least, the threat of force.

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Carl Schmitt sobre la Tiranía de los Valores

Gerrit van Honthorst, Croesus and Solon, 1624

Gerrit van Honthorst, Croesus y Solon, 1624

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Los dos ensayos de Carl Schmitt sobre “La Tiranía de los Valores” (1959 y 1967) son típicos de su trabajo. Contienen simples e iluminadoras ideas las cuales, sin embargo, son complicadas de poner en conjunto porque Schmitt las presenta sólo a través de conversaciones complejas con otros pensadores y escuelas de pensamiento. Read more …

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Notas sobre Heidegger y Evola

Kunze_Heidegger31,801 words

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Evidencia ha surgido recientemente demostrando que Martin Heidegger leyó a Evola. En un artículo titulado “Ein spirituelles Umsturzprogramm” (“Un Programa de Revolución Espiritual”), publicado en Frankfurter allgemeine Zeitung, el 30 de diciembre de 2015, Tomás Vasek comenta el importante documento descubierto.  Read more …

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Notes on Heidegger & Evola

Kunze_Heidegger31,660 words

Spanish translation here

Evidence has recently emerged that Martin Heidegger read Julius Evola. In an article entitled “Ein spirituelles Umsturzprogramm” (“A Spiritual Revolution Program”) published in the Frankfurter allgemeine Zeitung, December 30, 2015, Thomas Vasek reports on an important document he discovered:  Read more …

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 2

OwlsWindow3,744 words

Part 2 of 4

On Faustian Technology

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 1

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Part 1 of 4

Overview

The European New Right (ENR), born in 1968 in France, is the only school of thought that offers a comprehensive philosophical alternative to both the Left and the mainstream Right; not a political alternative or a cohesive popular movement, but a body of thought, an interpretative framework with distinctive concepts, major texts and authors pointing to a solid intellectual alternative to the establishment. Read more …

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