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Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

Alexandre Kojève

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Author’s Note:

This is transcript by V. S. of a talk that I gave to the Atlanta Philosophical Society in 2000. As usual, I have eliminated some wordy constructions and some back-and-forth with the audience. 

We live in a time when there’s a lot of talk about the ends of ages. Read more …

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The Masculine Preconditions of Individualism, Part 4

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Part 4 of 4

The Radicalizing Logic of Modern Individualism

With the formation of nation states in the modern era, as liberal institutions were emerging in the form of constitutional rule, freedom of religious expression, and representative bodies in which members of the bourgeoisie were included, 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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One’s Nation as the Highest Truth:
The German Ethical Revolution, 1800–1945

Fichte addressing the German people on the importance of nationalism.

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“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. . .”

–Deuteronomy 30:19

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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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Ancestral Being, Part One

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Part 1 of 4 (Part 2 here; Part 3 here; Part 4 here)

1. Introduction

This essay presents an “ontology of the individual.” The theory is new, though it has very old roots. “Ontology” is the branch of philosophy that studies being-as-such, or “being as being,” as Aristotle expressed it.[1] My argument is that the being of an individual person is bound up with that individual’s relation to his family or clan. 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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Friedrich Schleiermacher:
The Father of Modern Theology & a Prophet of German Nationalism, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Schleiermacher’s Philosophy of Mind

According to Schleiermacher, the task of philosophy is the “immersion of the Spirit into the innermost depths of itself and of things in order to fathom the relations of their [spirit and nature] being-together.”[1] Schleiermacher’s philosophy, like German idealism in general, was very influenced by, and a reaction to, the critical transcendental philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Read more …

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Friedrich Schleiermacher:
The Father of Modern Theology & a Prophet of German Nationalism, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2. Part 2 here.

“I feel sure that Germany, the kernel of Europe, will arise once more in a new and beautiful state, but when this will happen, and whether the country will not first have to experience even greater difficulties […] God alone knows.” — Friedrich Schleiermacher, 1806[1]

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Greg Johnson Interviewed

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Editor’s Note:

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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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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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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Trump Will Complete the System of German Idealism!

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A few months ago, a delightful eccentric was interviewed on the streets of New York, claiming that Donald Trump, if elected, would “raise Thule,” as well as Atlantis. This chubby-cheeked, curly-haired, manic moppet (who calls himself “Kantbot”) went on to predict that Trump would “complete the system of German Idealism.” The video went viral – at least in our circles.

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Pizzagate, Hegel, & Leonard Cohen:
Greg Johnson on Alex Fontana’s Fascist Pigs Podcast

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I joined Alex Fontana’s Fascist Pigs Podcast to talk about Pizzagate, sexual liberation, social decadence, Nietzsche’s conservatism, Hegel on will and freedom, liberalism, Rogue One, film as an art form, and Leonard Cohen. Click here to listen. Read more …

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Notes on Philosophical Dialectic

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Socrates

Part 1 of 2

The concept of philosophical dialectic is quite mysterious and intimidating. Even among professional philosophers, dialectic often has connotations of mysticism, obscurantism, and slight of hand. I wish to dispel this aura. I will lay out the elements of philosophical dialectic by looking at specific arguments in Plato’s Republic[1] and Hegel’s Philosophy of Right[2] and then employ Heidegger’s account of the hermeneutic circle Being and Time and Husserl’s account of the logic of parts and wholes in his Logical Investigations to clarify the dialectical process.  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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Video of the Day
The Difficult Balancing Act Between Identity & Reflection

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Matthew Drake’s video for an excerpt from a Counter-Currents podcast. He created the title. Please share and like.

Source: https://youtu.be/PhcxWoIVWo8

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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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“You Are the All-Singing, All-Dancing Crap of the World” 
Fight Club as Holy Writ

11,587 words

French translation here; Czech translation here

1. I am Jack’s Most Devoted Space Monkey

I have hesitated to write an essay on Fight Club for some time, as it would mean breaking the first two rules of Fight Club. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 159
Greg Johnson & Guillaume Durocher
Living as a Dissident

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Greg Johnson and Guillaume Durocher talk about living as a dissident. Read more …

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Understanding Spengler

Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

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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 Oswald Spengler. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard! And welcome back as well, Jonathan Bowden! How are you, Jonathan?  Read more …

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 4

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Stag at Sharkeys by George Bellows

George Bellows, Stag at Sharkey’s, 1909

Part 4 of 4

The Battle to the Death for Pure Honor

Tomislav Sunic writes:

In the eyes of the New Right, unlike continental Europeans, Anglo-Saxon peoples fail to perceive the importance of organic community Read more …

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 3

Greek, Silver tetradrachm, minted in Athens, c.460-455 BC2,926 words

Part 3 of 4

The Power of Reason

The European New Right (ENR) agrees with Pareto, Spengler, and Schmitt that the West took a wrong turn in the eighteenth century by advocating a program for the enlightenment of the human mind Read more …

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 2

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Part 2 of 4

On Faustian Technology

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Mõtisklusi Carl Schmitti „Poliitilise mõiste“ üle

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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„Miks me ei saa kõik sõbrad olla?“ – Rodney King

Carl Schmitti lühike raamat „Poliitilise mõiste“ („Der Begriff des Politischen“, 1932 [eesti keeles 2002]) on üks 20. sajandi poliitilise filosoofia kõige olulisemaid teoseid.

„Poliitilise mõiste“ sihib poliitika kaitsmisele poliitika kaotamise utopistliku kire eest. Read more …

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Refleksje nad Pojęciem polityczności Carla Schmitta

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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„Czy możemy się po prostu dogadać?” — Rodney King

Krótka książka Carla Schmitta Pojęcie polityczności (1932) jest jednym z najważniejszych dzieł dwudziestowiecznej filozofii politycznej[1].

Głównym celem Pojęcia polityczności jest obrona polityki przed utopijnymi próbami jej porzucenia. Anty-polityczny utopizm zawiera wszystkie formy liberalizmu, jak również międzynarodowego socjalizmu, globalnego kapitalizmu, anarchizmu oraz pacyfizmu: Read more …

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Trois questions sur l’Identitarisme

« La prochaine fois que nous combattrons, ce sera côte à côte. »

« La prochaine fois que nous combattrons, ce sera côte à côte. »

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Note de l’auteur

Les réponses suivantes ont été faites à au questionnaire d’un chercheur universitaire qui est en train d’écrire un livre sur le mouvement identitaire.

1. Voyez-vous Counter-Currents comme un éditeur identitaire ?
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Natural Rights vs. Human Rights:
A Critique of Alain de Benoist

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Introduction

This essay examines Alain de Benoist’s book Beyond Human Rights, translated into English in 2011 by Arktos, originally published in French in 2004. This book is a powerful condemnation of the Western idea of natural rights, which it claims to be intrinsically associated with the idea that all humans across the world have human rights. It objects to the imposition of human rights obligations on an otherwise multicultural humanity. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 130 
Tom Sunić Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Kojève & Solzhenitsyn

'Gillion de Trazegnies', Flanders after 1464 (LA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 111, fol. 36v)99 words

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Tom interviews accomplished writer and thinker F. Roger Devlin. Topics include:  Read more …

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