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Revolutionary Yiddishland

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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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The Reemergence of Honesty

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It has been commonplace for decades to hear words and phrases uttered casually in a wide range of settings that point to a deep collective discomfort with direct language, i.e. the conveyance of ideas and desires in unambiguous terms. 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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David Miller’s Strangers in Our Midst

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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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Dear Angry Young White Man

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Dear Angry Young White Man,

You are forced daily to endure an entire system telling you explicitly that you are worthless, to see images designed to denigrate you, to marginalize you, to make your presence in the lands your ancestors built seem arbitrary and insignificant. You cannot go anywhere without seeing images of your lands, your women, your history, your culture being defiled by hostile foreign races Read more …

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Imagined Objections
Deconstructing Anti-Nationalism in Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities

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Benedict Anderson
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Rev. ed., New York: Verso, 2006

After the Second World War, a large portion of the academic class went into overdrive dissecting and pathologizing the ideas and forces, both actual and concocted, which served as the foundations for nationalism. Read more …

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Why? And Who’s Next?

Kate Steinle

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The Kate Steinle verdict has angered anyone with an ounce of decency across the country, and it has certainly enraged all racially-conscious whites around the globe, but it has probably not actually surprised many of us. We already know the score. The right criminal committed the right crime in the right city at the right time. Read more …

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“2017 is the New 1968”:
The Latest in the War on Noticing

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Those of you who are not fortunate enough to manage to avoid all exposure to mainstream media might have noticed a recent avalanche from the Democrat wing of the collaborator class extolling the similarities between the social and political upheavals of 1968 and those of the current year, the Trump era. Last November these same people were telling their “literally shaking” audience to brace themselves for the end of the world as an unprecedented darkness descended upon America and, because they are at heart small-minded provincials, by extension the entire world. Read more …

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Rally ‘Round the Flag

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In the wake of Charlottesville, there has been much discussion about optics and the most effective aesthetic strategies for the growing White Nationalist movement. Andrew Anglin recently pronounced the Alt Right “dead” and implied that American symbology was the best path forward. He received instant blowback from many in the movement. Read more …

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On Universal Nationalism

William Blake, The Ancient of Days, 1794

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There are two common positions within the White Nationalist community regarding various non-white nationalisms: there are those who support what Frank Salter refers to as “universal nationalism” (nationalism for all peoples)[1] and those who argue that this idea is naïve and that the assertion of any particular group’s interests is invariably a messy process which will more often than not involve behavior that cannot fit neatly into contemporary popular notions of political ethics. The first view is held to be true because it is seemingly ideologically consistent and, additionally, provides the powerful bonus of moral comfort which stems from conforming to the “golden rule”; Read more …

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Nostalgia:
The Capitalist Remedy for Meaninglessness

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Editor’s Note:

This speech was delivered at the Francis Parker Yockey Memorial Dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 19, 2017. — Greg Johnson

“There can be no national epic about things which the people cannot picture themselves as reproducible in a near future . . .” — Georges Sorel[1] Read more …

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The Genetic Limits of Social Mobility

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Gregory Clark
The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014

One of the continual areas of inquiry in sociology and economics is that of social mobility. Much effort is put forth in attempts to uncover the degree to which it occurs and to delineate the factors involved in its occurrence (or lack thereof) among various demographic groups. Read more …

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Whigger Sharia

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One can quickly gauge the depth of infiltration of any given colonizing force by measuring the extent to which the subject peoples incorporate the ideological framework and symbology of their oppressors into their own thought processes. Read more …

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In Defense of Boomers

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It has become fairly common to hear people in these circles speak about white baby boomers with increasing animosity. The basic idea is that the last generation of whites raised in a largely white country could have worked together to prevent the browning of America and its related troubles Read more …

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Were American Race Laws Too Extreme for the Nazis?

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James Q. Whitman
Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017

It is no secret that the history of law in the United States is one of complex, often contradictory, approaches to race. Nor is it a secret that, beginning in the nineteenth century, scientific examinations of race and its effects on the country’s social fabric Read more …

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Berkeley: This is Real

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Everyone everywhere is living under the threat of violence; it is only the degree to which any given population is aware of this fact that differs. Americans who did not live through the civil turmoil of the 1960s have grown up with the idea of the political as being an abstraction Read more …

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A Life with Wagner

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Christian Thielemann
My Life With Wagner: Fairies, Rings, and Redemption: Exploring Opera’s Most Enigmatic Composer
New York: Pegasus, 2016

The conductor Christian Thielemann, born in Berlin in 1959, is well-known for his passionate advocacy of German music. What becomes clear in his new book, an intellectual history of his musical development and his relationship with Richard Wagner Read more …

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The Detectorists:
Communal Roots & Communal Movement

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The Detectorists
BBC Four, written, created by, & starring Mackenzie Crook
2014-2015

In October 2014, The Detectorists debuted on BBC Four. It has since made it to this side of the pond via Netflix and, while certainly imperfect, can be heartily recommended to White Nationalists or any of our sympathizers who might long for television programming that does not inspire thoughts Read more …

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Preference Falsification & White Nationalism

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Timur Kuran

One of the many interesting things about the election of Donald Trump is how spectacularly wrong the mainstream media were in their predictions. In part this was, quite obviously, loosely (?) coordinated psychological warfare designed to intimidate and demoralize potential Trump voters. But their predictive failure was also the result of a more organic phenomenon, one ultimately rooted in the same maelstrom of Jewish culture war that produced these coordinated efforts, but expressed in the concept of preference falsification, defined by the Turkish-American economist Timur Kuran Read more …

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Janáček’s The Makropulos Case as Archeofuturist Opera

From the San Francisco Opera production of The Makropulos Case, 2016.

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Leoš Janáček
The Makropulos Case
English National Opera, conducted by Sir Charles MacKerras, Chandos, 2007

(Warning: This review contains spoilers for the plot of this opera.)

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) was a Czech composer known for his combination of folk music with a strikingly original modernism. There is no other composer who sounds remotely like him. He is as instantly recognizable as Vivaldi, Wagner, or Philip Glass.  Read more …

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Nicholas Guyatt’s Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

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Nicholas Guyatt
Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation
New York: Basic Books, 2016

Throughout history, whites have tended to feel a need to dissect the philosophical implications and practical consequences of their actions. Passion and emotion are rarely the driving forces behind white historical movement. Read more …

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Progressivism, Eugenics, & Sterilization

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CohenAdam Cohen
Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
New York: Penguin, 2016

The unfairly neglected American modernist composer Carl Ruggles once scolded an audience member who was loudly expressing his disapproval during a performance of a piece of music by Charles Ives by standing up, turning to him, and telling him to “shut up and listen like a man.”[1] Read more …

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Racism, Eugenics, & the Progressive Movement

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Thomas C. Leonard
Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016

In many ways the Progressive Era embodies the best of white America. It was a period of compassion, community concern, attempts to raise the living standard of average Americans, a desire to achieve class harmony, to end (or at least reduce) capitalist corruption, Read more …

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“The Battle of Berkeley”
Identity Europa at Cal

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On May 3, 2016, Identity Europa, the recently formed pro-white advocacy group led by Nathan Damigo, released a statement revealing their plan to hold an event in Sproul Plaza on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. This was followed by a social media campaign and support from the National Policy Institute, led by Richard Spencer. The purpose was to create a “safe space” for a discussion of race and white interests.  Read more …

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The White Race as Global Proletariat

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nexttimewefightOne of the intellectual developments responsible for transforming numerous Italian Leftists into Fascists was the notion of a nation-based proletariat. Realizing that a political consciousness based on class alone was a failing strategy for national rejuvenation, the men who would set the ideological groundwork for Fascism began to understand that more was needed to unite those nations oppressed by the global power hierarchy. Read more …

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Stand Your Ground:
Milo, the Alt-Right, & Mainstream Attention

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It is hard not to like Milo Yiannopoulos. Watching him is like watching Firing Line if it were being hosted by Noël Coward. He is unquestionably a witty, bright-eyed, and charming individual. Politically, he inhabits the intellectual space in which White Nationalism and conservatism sometimes overlap. That is to say, he is a vocal opponent of feminism in its most flawed manifestations, opposes Muslim immigration, supports Donald Trump, and so on. Read more …

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Chicago: The Veil is Being Lifted

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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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White Nationalist Answers to Postcolonialist Questions

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Diego Rivera, Flower Carrier

Diego Rivera, Flower Carrier

Do you feel that your own people and country are somehow positioned outside the mainstream? Have you ever felt that the moment you said the word ‘I’, that ‘I’ was someone else, not you? That in some obscure way, you were not the subject of your own sentence? Do you ever feel that whenever you speak, you have already in some sense been spoken for? Or that when you hear others speaking, Read more …

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Unnatural Order:
The Corporation as Parallel State & Culture

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Most of us are familiar with the anti-white policies of the corporate world. From affirmative action and diversity promotions to termination for thought crimes and anti-white advertisements, big business happily accepts the dictates of the Jewish narrative in all its guises.  Read more …

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Islamisme, violence, et théocratie mondiale

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Roxanne L. Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, eds.
Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009

Parmi les gens préoccupés d’une manière ou d’une autre par l’islam, il y a une tendance à recourir à divers enseignements et citations coraniques choisis intentionnellement pour démontrer que l’islam est « bon » ou « mauvais ». Read more …

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