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Letter from the Third Reich

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: This article is translated from the French version in Emil Cioran, Apologie de la Barbarie: Berlin – Bucharest (1932-1941) (Paris: L’Herne, 2015), pp. 67-71. Read more …

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Why the People Can’t Be Trusted

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Yascha Mounk
The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger & How to Save It
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018

The Donald Trump presidency will be fascinating for future students of Jewish power and the integral role Jewish academics play in its maintenance. Read more …

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Trump vs. the Tyranny of Experts

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Salvatore Babones
The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts
Medford, Mass.: Polity Press, 2018

Savatore Babones is an America academic with an appointment in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Unusually for someone in such a position, he has a few good things to say about Donald Trump—or at least about the fact of his election. 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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Beyond the Alt Right
Toward a New Nationalism

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The Alt Right is dead. But the Alt Right was so useful—and so much fun—that we need to create a replacement for it, the sooner the better.  Read more …

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Le Peuple, C’est Moi

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Jan-Werner Müller
What Is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

Jan-Werner Müller, a native of Germany, is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and the author of several previous books. The present study of populism was published in 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and quickly reprinted in a popular paperback format by Penguin Books in the UK Read more …

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1848–1948: Years of Decision

Sir Oswald Mosley, 1949

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Earlier this year, Counter-Currents put out a request for the text of the following essay, given that the original copy which we had was incomplete due to having been partially eaten by rats. Fortunately, we were able to locate the complete text, and it is reproduced below, as it will be in our upcoming Yockey anthology, The World in Flames. The Preface is by Dr. Kerry Bolton. — John Morgan

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Brotherhood

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Of the many long-lost texts by Francis Parker Yockey that will be included in our upcoming anthology of Yockey’s shorter writings, The World in Flames, one is a four-part essay entitled “Brotherhood.” Kerry Bolton and I had to search far and wide to find a complete copy of the text, as we announced during our search earlier this year, but find it we finally did, and we offer it here as a prelude to our patient readers who have been awaiting the finalized volume. The Preface is by Dr. Bolton. — John Morgan Read more …

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Démocrature:
Nazi Concept Welcomed into French Language

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It’s that time of year. The French dictionaries Le Petit Larousse and Le Petit Robert (don’t ask me why they are called “petit,” they are huge) are adding various neologisms and foreign loanwords to our beloved langue de Céline.

My interest was particularly piqued by the following new entry:  Read more …

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Fašistický sen, část 2

Arno Breker – Fackelträger (1940)

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Druhý díl ze třídílné minisérie, první část naleznete zde, závěrečnou třetí tady.

Fašismus v protikladu k tomu demokratickému předkládá svůj vlastní alternativní obraz člověka i pojetí svobody, od onoho velebeného demokratického velice odlišné.

Demokracie svobodu nijak neomezuje, snad kromě zákazu škodit ostatním. Read more …

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Interjú Greg Johnsonnal

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A szerkesztő megjegyzése:

Ha csak most ismerkedik a Counter-Currents internetes folyóirattal, kitűnő kiindulási pont az alábbi interjú, amelyet Laura Raim francia marxista újságíró készített Greg Johnsonnal. Read more …

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Klást správné otázky aneb jak se vyhnout smrtícím nástrahám Trumpových polovičatých řešení

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Všichni jsme moc dobře věděli, že to ani nemůže být jinak: liberálové se v následujících čtyřech letech budou pohoršeně snažit zablokovat jakýkoliv krok prezidenta Trumpa, ať už bude ve skutečnosti seberozumnější či sebenepatrnější. Sledovat v příštích letech liberály, jak se rozhořčují nad novými a novými údajnými políčky lidské slušnosti, bude nepochybně nevyčerpatelným zdrojem pobavení. Read more …

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Ethno-Statal Speculations

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Suffrage should be granted to married fathers and mothers with children, who are not social misfits. For these have shown responsibility, have rendered service to the community by perpetuating its lineage, and have a stake in its future.

Perhaps suffrage should be proportional to the number of children raised.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Geopolitics:
Amaury de Riencourt’s American Imperium

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Amaury De Riencourt
The Coming Caesars
3rd Ed., London: Honeyglen Publishing Ltd, 2014 (first published New York: Coward-McCann, 1957)

Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here

5. As Always, Your Mileage May Differ

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Geopolitics:
Amaury de Riencourt’s American Imperium

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Amaury de Riencourt
The Coming Caesars
3rd ed., London: Honeyglen Publishing, 2014 (first published New York: Coward-McCann, 1957)

Part 1 of 2. Part 2 here

“A few decades from now . . . some later historian may dig out this book and proclaim him a prophet.”– The New York Times

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Greg Johnson Interviewed

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If you are new to Counter-Currents, the following transcript of Greg Johnson’s interview (audio here) with French Marxist journalist Laura Raim is an excellent place to start. It is the first interview in Greg Johnson’s new book, You Asked for It: Selected Interviews, vol. 1, now available from Counter-Currents.

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I Scream, You Scream

Chinese ice cream.

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In case you missed it, I recently I got into a little tiff with one of my blogging idols, Kim du Toit. On April 28, Counter-Currents published an article of mine, “Kim du Toit and the Freedom Paradox,” in which I more or less introduced Kim to the Alt Right and took him to task in a nice and respectful way over our political differences. Kim was one of my favorite bloggers of the previous decade and was just coming off an eight-year hiatus, so I figured the time was right. Read more …

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The Alt Lite & the Spectrum Axis

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It is a very simple idea.

Remember that in the film Moneyball, the new Assistant General Manager, Peter Brand, said that “it’s all about getting things down to one number.” Like Spearman’s g, but for baseball. A single number which could establish a player’s objective worth. Read more …

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Getting the Question Right:
Avoiding Trump’s Fatal Half-Measures

Naturalized U.S. citizens taking the Oath of Allegiance.

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Czech translation here

We knew it was going to be this way: liberals are going to get indignant and obstructionist about any policy that President Trump tries to enact over the next four years, no matter how reasonable or unremarkable it may be in actuality. Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviewed by Laura Raim about the Alt Right (Transcript)

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spoonbillEditor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Greg Johnson’s interview with Laura Raim on the Alternative Right. To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 161
Greg Johnson Interviewed by Laura Raim about the Alt Right

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To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”

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Tocqueville and/or Hitler?

"Ushering in Banality," by Jeff Koons, 1988

Jeff Koons, Ushering in Banality, 1988

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A quick quiz: who said the following, the great interpreter of American democracy Alexis de Tocqueville or the German dictator Adolf Hitler:

  • “In general, only simple ideas can take hold of the mind of the people. Read more …
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The Eternal Anglo:
Tocqueville’s Prophetic History of the United States, Part 3

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TocquevilleBustPart 3 of 3

The American Empire: Triumph & Expansion of the Federal State 

The story of America is also one of the steady fall of Jeffersonian democracy and the rise of Hamiltonian plutocracy, with an all-powerful federal government in symbiosis with a ruling oligarchy. This was not a given however, because the Republic created by the Constitution was actually a regime of divided sovereignty. Read more …

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The Eternal Anglo:
Tocqueville’s Prophetic History of the United States, Part 2

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Alexis de Tocqueville

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Part 2 of 3

The American Nightmare: A Stifling Middlebrow Dictatorship of Political Correctness

The talents of Anglo-Americans and the material wealth of North America predestined that nation for great power. But power is nothing, or worse, without wisdom. This raises the question: What is the character of the American? Read more …

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The Eternal Anglo:
Tocqueville’s Prophetic History of the United States, Part 1

2,544 wordsAlexis de Tocqueville

Part 1 of 3

An important project for the Alternative Right is the reclaiming of the ethno-nationalist and inegalitarian strands in Western thinking. This is often fairly easy to do: almost everything written before the 1960s was in some way or another politically-incorrect by the standards of today. I have previously attempted to do this regarding aristocratic, racial, and nationalist thought in Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic study, Democracy in America.[1] Read more …

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Democracy:
The God That Failed

John McNaughton, Obamanation (detail)

John McNaughton, Obamanation (detail)

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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 democracy. You can listen to the podcast here

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

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American Patriotism

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Childe Hassam, The Flag Outside Her Window, April (Aka Boys Marching By), 1918

Translated by Guillaume Durocher.

Editor’s Note:

Taken from Alexis de Tocqueville, De la Démocratie en Amérique (Paris: Gallimard, 1986), vol. 1, “Public Spirit in the United States,” 353-56. The title is editorial. 

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Subliminal Influences

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TVTranslated by G. A. Malvicini

We have already had the occasion to point to the illusoriness of the claim that modern man, in general, has achieved an autonomy and self-consciousness he previously lacked. This illusion can in part be explained by the fact that attention today is primarily directed towards external conditions, to the disappearance of certain material limits to the freedom of the individual — Read more …

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Politics, Politics

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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 the 2012 US Republican Presidential Primaries. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard and welcome back as well, Jonathan Bowden! Read more …

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Schopenhauer & Hitler, Part 2
Schopenhauer’s Critique of Democracy

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Schopenhauer’s political views were based on his extremely low assessment of the intellectual and moral quality of the great majority of mankind. One could not rule against the will of the people, therefore:

[T]he people is sovereign: But this sovereignty never comes of age and therefore has to remain under the permanent care of a guardian: Read more …

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