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The “New State” in Portugal, Spain, & Greece:
Fascist in Style, but Not in Reality

Antonio De Oliveira Salazar of Portugal (left) and Francisco Franco of Spain (right).

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Dimitris Michalopoulos is a Greek historian. The present paper observes the rules of the US Library of Congress for the transliteration of Greek names.

The case of Stefan Zweig is a well-known one. He was born in Vienna, the capital of the Habsburg Empire, in 1881. Being of Jewish stock, and thanks to his talent as well as the patronage of Theodor Herzl,[1] he succeeded during the 1920s and ‘30s in becoming one of the most renowned authors throughout the world. 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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Remembering William Butler Yeats:
June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939

William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939

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William Butler Yeats, the Irish poet, playwright, and politician, was born on this day in 1865. One of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Yeats’ life and work straddle the great divide between Romanticism and Modernism. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

In life and in art, Yeats rejected modern rationalism, materialism, and egalitarianism. He saw them as coarsening and brutalizing.

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The Truth About the Kalergi Plan

Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi

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The facts of history are invariably more paradoxical and interesting than the retrospective mythology that comes afterwards. Browsing an excellent collection of Julius Evola’s essays, I came across an astonishing interview which the Baron held with his fellow aristocrat, the long-time “European federalist” Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. Read more …

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Remembering Louis-Ferdinand Céline:
May 27, 1894–July 1, 1961

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Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of French novelist, essayist, and physician Louis-Ferdinand-Auguste Destouches, who was born on this day in 1894. Céline is one of the giants of 20th-century literature. And, like Ezra Pound and so many other great writers of the last century, he was an open and unapologetic racial nationalist. For more on Céline, see the following works on this website: Read more …

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What Would Evola Do?

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The follow is the text of the talk that Counter-Currents editor John Morgan delivered to The New York Forum on May 20, 2017.

Tonight I thought I’d talk about Julius Evola, since yesterday (May 19) was his 119th birthday, and I have overseen the publication of many of Evola’s texts in English. Read more …

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Remembering José Antonio Primo de Rivera:
April 24, 1903–November 20, 1936

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José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, the First Duke of Primo de Rivera, the Third Marquis of Estella, GdE was born on this day in 1903. His father was the dictator of Spain, appointed by King Alfonso XIII, from 1923 until 1930. Primo de Rivera was originally a lawyer, but in October 1933 he founded the fascist Spanish Falange movement. The Falange was monarchist, Catholic, anti-democratic, anti-capitalist, anti-Communist, and national syndicalist in orientation Read more …

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Earth Day Special 
Jorian Jenks: Farmer & Fascist

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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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Earth Day Special 
Robert Stark Interviews Greg Johnson on Eco-Fascism

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Translations: CzechFrench

Editor’s Note:

treesThe following text is the transcript by V. S. of a conversation with Robert Stark first published at the Voice of Reason network on April 2, 2012 but no longer online there. To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target as.” To subscribe to our podcasts, click here Read more …

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Film Klub rváčů coby Písmo svaté

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1. Jsem Jackova nejoddanější Vesmírná opice

Dlouho jsem se zdráhal psát o Klubu rváčů, jelikož bych tím porušil první dvě pravidla Klubu rváčů. Read more …

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Georges Sorel

Georges Sorel

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U příležitosti 170. narozenin Georgese Sorela (2. listopadu 1847) přinášíme tento překlad pocty Sorelovi z pera Alaina de Benoista.

Přestože násilí nutně zůstává na pořadu dne vždy, 50. výročí úmrtí Georgese Sorela by prošlo takřka bez povšimnutí, kdyby nakladatelství Éditions Marcel Rivière nepřipadlo na myšlenku vydat znovu jeho Réflexions sur la violence [Úvahy o násilí] (Paris: Éditions Marcel Rivière, 1973). Read more …

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Fašistický sen, část 3

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Při příležitosti výročí úmrtí Maurice Bardècheho přinášíme závěrečný díl třídílné minisérie, první část naleznete zde, druhou zde.

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Účelem fašistického státu je formovat lidi podle určitého modelu. Na rozdíl od demokratických států se ty fašistické nezdráhají učit také morálku. 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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Fašistický sen, část 1

Maurice Bardèche (1907-1998)

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Druhý díl naleznete zde, třetí závěrečný tady.

Diktatura je věcná. Římané, když se jejich vlast ocitla v ohrožení, pozastavovali působení republikánských svobod. Stejně tak Konvent. Režim „vlasti v nebezpečí“ je režim autoritářský, nastolený ve vážných případech (Ernstfall) k zachování nezávislosti a k záchraně země vůbec.  Read more …

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Remembering Gabriele D’Annunzio:
March 12, 1863–March 1, 1938

Mussolini with D’Annunzio

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Today is the birthday of Gabriele D’Annunzio, novelist, poet, playwright, aesthete, dandy, playboy, war hero, and the first fascist dictator, who from 1919 to 1920 ruled over the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, establishing many of the political and aesthetic forms followed by Mussolini a few years later. Read more …

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Fascism, Futurism, & Aviation

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Fernando Esposito
Fascism, Aviation and Mythical Modernity
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

The British political theorist Roger Griffin has argued that the defining characteristic of fascist movements is a central myth of national rebirth, or palingenetic ultranationalism. His study of fascism (The Nature of Fascism) sparked controversy upon its publication because it diverged from the consensus at the time that fascist movements were purely reactionary and conservative in character; Read more …

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Remembering Wyndham Lewis:
November 18, 1882 to March 7, 1957

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Wyndham Lewis was born on this day in 1882. A first-rate novelist, critic, and painter, he was a leading English exponent of fascist modernism. In honor of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:

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Remembering Roy Campbell:
October 2, 1901–April 22, 1957

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Roy Campbell was a South African poet and essayist. T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and Edith Sitwell praised Campbell as one of the best poets of the inter-war period. Unfortunately, his conservatism, Nietzscheanism, and Catholicism, as well as his open contempt for the Bloomsbury set and his participation in the Spanish Civil War on the Fascist side have led his works to be consigned to the memory hole. Read more …

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Remembering Maurice Bardèche:
October 1, 1907–July 30, 1998

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Today is the birthday of Maurice Bardèche (1907–1998), the French Neo-Fascist writer. Bardèche was a prolific and highly versatile author of literary, film, and art criticism, history, journalism, and social and political theory. Read more …

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Q&A about Heidegger

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcription by V. S. of the Q&A session after Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Martin Heidegger, which has recently been published in Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics. — Greg Johnson

Q: I’ve noticed that Leftists systematically completely misunderstand what Heidegger meant by “nihilism.”  Read more …

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Remembering William Butler Yeats:
June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939

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William Butler Yeats, the Irish poet, playwright, and politician, was born on this day in 1865. One of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Yeats’ life and work straddle the great divide between Romanticism and Modernism. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

In life and in art, Yeats rejected modern rationalism, materialism, and egalitarianism. He saw them as coarsening and brutalizing.

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Two Orders, Same Man: Evola, Hesse, Part Two

Hermann Hesse with Thomas Mann and Jakob Wassermann in the Swiss Alps, 1931.

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Here is where Hesse meets up with Evola: the two post-First World War writers share a number of themes, though what Evola would have called their “personal equation” gave them decidedly different interpretations. Demian, for example, treats of initiation, paganism, esoteric knowledge, and construction of elites, in ways comparable to Evola’s personal investigations with the UR group;[1] but apart from Hesse’s overall Jungian lens, his war-derived pacifism would have disgusted Evola. And his Buddha “is certainly not the one depicted by Hermann Hesse in his novel [Siddhartha].” Read more …

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Remembering Louis-Ferdinand Céline:
May 27, 1894–July 1, 1961

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Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of French novelist, essayist, and physician Louis-Ferdinand-Auguste Destouches, who was born on this day in 1894. Céline is one of the giants of 20th-century literature. And, like Ezra Pound and so many other great writers of the last century, he was an open and unapologetic racial nationalist. For more on Céline, see the following works on this website: Read more …

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What Would Evola Do?

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The follow is the text of the talk that Counter-Currents editor John Morgan delivered to The New York Forum on Saturday.

Tonight I thought I’d talk about Julius Evola, since yesterday (May 19) was his 119th birthday, and I have overseen the publication of many of Evola’s texts in English. Read more …

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Remembering José Antonio Primo de Rivera:
April 24, 1903–November 20, 1936

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José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, the First Duke of Primo de Rivera, the Third Marquis of Estella, GdE was born on this day in 1903. His father was the dictator of Spain, appointed by King Alfonso XIII, from 1923 until 1930. Primo de Rivera was originally a lawyer, but in October 1933 he founded the fascist Spanish Falange movement. The Falange was monarchist, Catholic, anti-democratic, anti-capitalist, anti-Communist, and national syndicalist in orientation Read more …

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Remembering Gabriele D’Annunzio:
March 12, 1863–March 1, 1938

Mussolini with D’Annunzio.

117 words

Today is the birthday of Gabriele D’Annunzio, novelist, poet, playwright, aesthete, dandy, playboy, war hero, and the first fascist dictator, who from 1919 to 1920 ruled over the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, establishing many of the political and aesthetic forms followed by Mussolini a few years later. Read more …

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Remembering Pierre Drieu La Rochelle:
January 3, 1893 to March 15, 1945

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Pierre Drieu La RochellePierre Drieu La Rochelle was born on this day in 1893. In commemoration, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this site:

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An Introduction to Charles Maurras

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Charles Maurras
The Future of the Intelligentsia, and For a French Awakening
Translated with an introduction by Dr. Alexander Jacob
London, Artkos Media Ltd., 2016

Given the seminal influence of Maurras on Rightist thinking, this translation of two of his essays, compiled into a single volume, is a significant contribution to the development of New Right thought especially for Anglophones. Read more …

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Ezra Pound’s Jefferson and/or Mussolini

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Ezra Pound
Jefferson and/or Mussolini
London: Stanley Nott Ltd., 1935

Ezra Pound liked his books charged with meaning. “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand,” he wrote in his Guide to Kulchur, another one of his, shall we say, B-Sides.

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Henry Williamson, George Orwell, & the Pigs

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Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson

Today is the birthday of Henry Williamson (Dec. 1, 1895 – Aug. 13, 1977)—ruralist author, war historian, journalist, farmer, and visionary of British fascism.

Two rather incongruous points of Williamson’s life stand out. One is that he achieved fame with what is usually regarded as a children’s book, Tarka the Otter (originally published 1927, with a movie version in 1979).

The other is that he was a friend of Lawrence of Arabia; and that it was on his way back from posting a letter to Williamson that T. E. Lawrence was mysteriously killed in a motorcycle accident. Read more …

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