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Liberalism is Suicide; Suicide is Liberalism

Anthony Bourdain and his daughter, Ariane, in 2008.

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In his seminal work, Suicide of the West, James Burnham wrote:

Liberalism is the ideology of western suicide. When once this initial and final sentence is understood, everything about liberalism – the beliefs, emotions and values associated with it, the nature of its enchantment, its practical record, its future – falls into place. Read more …

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Dominique Venner & Death

A young Dominique Venner, at a protest against Algerian independence in paratrooper uniform, is on the left.

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The following article was published in French on the Fragments sur les Temps Présents Website on May 23, 2018 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Dominique Venner‘s public suicide. Jean-Yves Camus is a sociologist who specializes in the Right. It was translated by Jason Rogers.

On May 21, 2013, Dominique Venner put an end to his days by putting a gun in his mouth at Notre Dame de Paris. “Suicide by an opponent of marriage equality,” “suicide of an ex-OAS member”[1] . . . that’s how his death was announced. Read more …

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On French Politics, Populism, Trump, Hungary, & Being a Right-wing Intellectual

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Translated by Garrett Deasy

The following is an interview with Alain de Benoist that was published by the Hungarian magazine Mandiner on November 4, 2017. It was translated from the original French. Read more …

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Which Traditional Britain?

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The following is the text of a talk that was delivered at the annual conference of the Traditional Britain Group that was held on October 24, 2015. The video is here.

The problem with talking about tradition as applied to our present world, at least within the context of a people or a country with a long history, is determining what, exactly, tradition is, and which tradition to draw upon. Read more …

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Navidad, la belleza de la vida

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Traducción por Francisco Albanese; English version here

Nos acercamos a la Navidad (otro nombre para el solsticio de invierno). Asociada al árbol de hojas perennes, la Navidad ha sido celebrada en los países europeos desde tiempos inmemoriales como la gran fiesta que presagia el renacimiento de la naturaleza y la vida después del reposo del invierno. Uno no puede dejar de pensar que Europa, también, algún día emergerá de su actual Dormición, incluso si es más larga que el ciclo de la naturaleza.  Read more …

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Christmas:
Beauty in Life

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Translated by Greg Johnson; Spanish translation here

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial as the great feast presaging the revival of nature and life after the repose of winter. Read more …

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Remembering Dominique Venner:
April 16, 1935–May 21, 2013

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It was four years ago today that French historian and European patriot Dominique Venner ended his life with a bullet on the altar of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Venner wished to draw attention to the demographic decline of European man and to indicate what we must be prepared to give to save our people: everything. But his death will be in vain unless it is remembered. So take this day to remember Dominique Venner: his life, his work, and his sacrifice. Read more …

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Christmas: Beauty in Life

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Translated by Greg Johnson

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial as the great feast presaging the revival of nature and life after the repose of winter. Read more …

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Christmas: Beauty in Life

395 words

Translated by Greg Johnson

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial as the great feast presaging the revival of nature and life after the repose of winter. Read more …

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On Mortality

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German translation here

There will come a day when you will die.

The truck driving in the opposite lane will skid and crush the hood of your car, smashing you to a pulp.

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The Franco-French & European Civil Wars

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ob_b97f05_philippe-petainTranslated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is the epilogue to Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 522-26. The title is editorial.

[. . .] Throughout this book, I have sought to place the years of the Occupation and the variegated phenomenon of Collaboration in the wider context of the time, that of the French disaster of 1940 Read more …

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The Franco-German Rivalry:
A Recent Conflict

Albrecht Durer, Charlemagne (detail), with German and French shields

Albrecht Dürer, Charlemagne (detail), circa 1512, with German and French escutcheons

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is translated from Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 151-54. The title is editorial.

In The Birth of Two Peoples, the great medievalist Carlrichard Brühl demonstrated the extent to which the consciousness of a common origin [between Frenchmen and Germans] was still felt at the time of Saint Louis.[1][2]

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The Épuration:
An Intellectual & Political Purge

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Robert Brasillach on trial

Robert Brasillach on trial

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

Épuration,” literally meaning “purge,” “cleansing,” or “purification,” was the process of killing, imprisoning, ostracizing, or otherwise punishing those deemed to have been traitors by the Gaullist government and the Resistance following the eviction of German forces from France in 1944-45. Read more …

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Céline:
Literary Giant & Racial Nationalist

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is taken from Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 207-16. The title is editorial.

The premonition of decadence was strong with [the writer Alphonse de] Châteaubriant, but never reached the apocalyptic fury of a Céline, Read more …

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King Otto’s Trial

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Otto Abetz

Otto Abetz

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is translated from Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 160-62, under the heading “Weakening the defeated to better get along with him.” The title is editorial, and refers to German Ambassador to Paris Otto Abetz, who was said to rule like “King Otto” over the French capital and in particular its vibrant cultural scene.

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The De-Judaization of France

The draft Statute on Jews of October 3, 1940, apparently toughened by the hand of Marshal Pétain.

The draft Statute on Jews of October 3, 1940, apparently toughened by the hand of Marshal Pétain.

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following extracts are translated from Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 118-22. The title is editorial.

Before creating something new, to ensure that the old regime is genuinely laid low, one begins by driving out those who represent a potential counter-revolution, the risk of a lapse backwards. Read more …

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The National Revolution of 1940

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revolution-nationale-1942Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following extracts are translated from Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 103-12. Read more …

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Hitler’s Failure

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Andrey Vlasov

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

This article is drawn from Dominique Venner’s history of the twentieth century, Le Siècle de 1914 (Paris: Pygmalion, 2006), 318-20, under the heading “Les plans de Hitler pour l’Europe soumise.” The title is editorial.

Could the Reich’s new weapons, notably the extraordinary Me 262 fighter-bombers, reverse the trend [of the war]? Read more …

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Franco’s Failure

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Arturo Reque Meruvia «Kemer»: Alegoría de Franco y la Cruzada (1948 - 1949)

Arturo Reque Meruvia “Kemer”: Alegoría de Franco y la Cruzada (1948-1949)

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

This article is drawn from Dominique Venner’s history of the twentieth century, Le Siècle de 1914 (Paris: Pygmalion, 2006), 281–83, under the heading “Le retournement de l’Église.” The title is editorial. 
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Nationalism & Europeanism

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

This article is drawn from Dominique Venner’s history of the twentieth century, Le Siècle de 1914 (Paris: Pygmalion, 2006), 397-98.

In the days of European power, Christianity (of all faiths) had not proven a break on the rise of the most aggressive nationalist passions. Read more …

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The Shock of History

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Venner_Dominique_-_Le_choc_de_lhistoireCorrected October 30, 2011; this is a review of the French edition.

A propos:
Dominique Venner.
Le choc de l’Histoire. Religion, mémoire, identité.
Versailles: Via Romana, 2011.

“The future belongs to those with the longest memory.” — Nietzsche

Conservative thinking, Karl Mannheim notes, is essentially historical thinking Read more …

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The Shock of History: Religion, Memory, Identity

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Dominique Venner
The Shock of History: Religion, Memory, Identity
London: Arktos, 2015
156 pages

hardcover: $37.50

paperback: $21.45

Kindle e-book: $4.50

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The Punishment of the German People

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

This article is drawn from Dominique Venner’s history of the twentieth century, Le Siècle de 1914 (Paris: Pygmalion, 2006), 329-31.

 In Germany itself, since 1985, May 8 has been raised up as a commemoration of the Nazi defeat. [. . .] A great ambiguity. Read more …

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El Rebelde:
Entrevista a Dominique Venner

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English version here

Es posible ser indómito intelectualmente, ser irritante para el rebaño, sin llegar a ser un rebelde de verdad. Read more …

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Totalitarianism:
A Specious Concept

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The American historian George Mosse has pin-pointed the specious nature of the theory of totalitarianism: it “looks upon the world exclusively from a liberal point of view.” In other words, totalitarianism is a concept elaborated by liberal thought in order to present itself in a favorable light, contrasting itself to its various enemies, all of which are confused together in a single, unholy category, according to the binary opposition of “us and them.”

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L’action française 2000 Interviews Dominique Venner

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Translated by Giuliano Adriano Malvicini

L’Action française 2000: You define yourself as a “meditative historian.” What precisely do you mean by this term?  Read more …

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Pocta Dominique Vennerovi

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English version here

Důvody k životu i smrti jsou nezřídka totožné. Rozhodně tomu tak bylo v případě Dominique Vennera, jenž svým činem uvedl svůj život a smrt do hlubokého souznění. Dle svých slov se rozhodl zemřít způsobem nejčestnějším za daných okolností – tedy když slova nemůžou popsat ani vyjádřit pocity. Dominique Venner nakonec zemřel tak, jak žil – se stejnou vůlí a jasností. Read more …

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Remembering Dominique Venner:
April 16, 1935–May 21, 2013

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It was one year ago today that French historian and European patriot Dominique Venner ended his life with a bullet on the altar of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Venner wished to draw attention to the demographic decline of European man and to indicate what we must be prepared to give to save our people: everything. But his death will be in vain unless it is remembered. So take this day to remember Dominique Venner: his life, his work, and his sacrifice.  Read more …

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2013, a Dark Year Before the Dawn

Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala

Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala

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Like Greg, I did not have a happy 2013. The hope inspired by the Poitiers Mosque action in November 2012 was followed by a severe repression and infiltration of Identitarian groups by the “Forces of Order.” Below I try to summarize the four major stories of 2013. In this year there has been more state harassment, infiltration, and dissolution of Nationalist and New Right groups than in decades.

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Entrevista sobre Dominique Venner

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Traducido por Francisco Albanese

English version here

Thomas Ferrier: Martes 21 de Mayo a las 2:40 p.m. en el mismísimo altar de la catedral de Notre Dame de París, el historiador Dominique Venner, autor de Cœur Rebelle [Corazón Rebelde] (autobiografía), Read more …

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