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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

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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

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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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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

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

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Between Two Lampshades
Michael Enoch Interviews Greg Johnson, Part 3

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Part 3 of 3

Editor’s Note:

What follows is the transcript by V. S. of Michael Enoch’s Between Two Lampshades interview with Greg Johnson on The Right Stuff. You can listen to it here

GJ: There’s another argument that I want to make about laissez-faire capitalism: Read more …

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La philosophie de Collin Cleary

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Note de l’auteur :

L’essai suivant est mon Introduction éditoriale à la nouvelle anthologie de Collin Cleary What is a Rune? and Other Essays  [Qu’est-ce qu’une rune ? et autres essais] à paraître chez Counter-Currents.

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The Metaphysics of Indo-European Tripartition, Part 6
F. W. J. Schelling & Indo-European Triparition

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Friedrich Schelling, 1775–1854

Friedrich Schelling, 1775–1854

Part 6 of 6

1. Schelling’s Influences: The Christian Trinity and Jacob Boehme

I turn, finally, to a different Indo-European tradition, that of German Idealism of the 19th century. I include this material so as to show the perennial character of Indo-European thought. One could argue that the entire history of Western (and Indian) philosophy is a long, unconscious attempt to recollect the wisdom known “directly” by our Indo-European ancestors.  Read more …

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Tres preguntas sobre el indetitarismo

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Traducido por Synchronistic Child

Nota del autor: Lo que sigue es una serie de respuestas a un cuestionario de un investigador académico que está escribiendo un libro sobre el movimiento identitario.

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Pulp Fiction in Czech

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Pulp Fiction Quentina Tarantina se řadí k mým nejoblíbenějším filmům. Nechtěl jsem, aby se mi líbil – původně jsem na něj dokonce ani nechtěl jít. Podle všeho co jsem o něm slyšel, jsem film měl za naprosto nihilistický a dosti odpudivý počin. Pak ale někdo na večírku popsal Pulp Fiction jako film o „velikosti duše na konci historie“, což mě zaujalo, protože jsem zrovna asi po tisící pročítal Platónovu ÚstavuRead more …

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Tři otázky k tématu identitářství

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Poznámka: Jedná se o odpovědi na otázky akademika, sestavujícího knihu o identitárním hnutí.

1. Vnímáte Counter-Currents jako identitářské nakladatelství?

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Three Questions on Identitarianism

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Translations: Czech, Spanish

Author’s Note:

The following answers are to a questionnaire from an academic researcher who is writing a book on the Identitarian movement. 

1. Do you see Counter-Currents as an Identitarian publisher?

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Un agujero en el Ser:
Notas sobre la Negatividad

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Salvador Dalí, Book Transforming Itself Into a Nude Woman

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G. W. F. Hegel y su intérprete Alexandre Kojève afirman que la esencia de la conciencia es “negatividad”, que el hombre vive “por fuera de sí mismo”, que el hombre “niega” su naturaleza o es de naturaleza “nihilista”, que el hombre es la “nada” o un “agujero en el ser”, que el hombre es “tiempo que niega espacio”. ¿Qué significa esto?  Read more …

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¿Por qué leer a Hegel? Notas sobre el “fin de la historia”

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) ha ejercido una influencia tremenda en el mundo moderno, no solo en la historia de las ideas, sino también en el ámbito de lo político. Read more …

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Γιατί να διαβάζ˙ουμε Χέγκελ;

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Μετάφραση Α.Γ

Ο Γκέοργκ Βίλχελμ Φρίντριχ Χέγκελ (Georg Willhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831) άσκησε τεράστια επίδραση στο σύγχρονο κόσμο, όχι μόνο στην ιστορία των ιδεών αλλά και στο πεδίο της πολιτικής. Πόσο μεγάλη επίδραση; Χωρίς τον Χέγκελ δεν θα υπήρχε ο Μαρξ˙ χωρίς τον Μαρξ δεν θα υπήρχε ο Λένιν, ούτε ο Μάο, ο Κάστρο, ούτε ο Πολ Ποτ. Read more …

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A Hole in Being:
Notes on Negativity

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Salvador Dalí, Book Transforming Itself Into a Nude Woman

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G. W. F. Hegel and his able interpreter Alexandre Kojève claim that the essence of consciousness is “negativity,” that man lives “outside himself,” that man “negates” or “nihilates” nature, that man is a “nothingness” or a “hole in being,” that man is “time that negates space.” What does this all mean?

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Why Read Hegel?
Notes on the “End of History”

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Translations: Greek, Spanish

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) has had a tremendous influence on the modern world, not only in the history of ideas, but in the political realm as well. How big an influence? Without Hegel, there would have been no Marx; without Marx, no Lenin, no Mao, no Castro, no Pol Pot. Now, reflect just a moment on the difference the Communism has made in the modern world, even in non-Communist countries, whose policies were deeply motivated by the desire to defeat Communism.  Read more …

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Pensamientos sobre la educación liberal

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Hendrick ter Brugghen, Heraclito, 1628

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Este es el texto de una charla que di el 15 de agosto de 1996, a una clase de educación adulta que yo llevaba adelante en Atlanta hace tiempo cuando estaba estudiando. Recuerdo que la lección original era más extensa, incluyendo discusiones sobre Rousseau, Kant, Schiller, y Hegel. Si aparece una cinta, la doblaré y pondré a disposición.  Read more …

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Why We Meet as We Do:
Thoughts on Liberal Education

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Hendrick ter Brugghen, Heraclitus, 1628

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Editor’s Note:

This is the text of a talk that I gave on August 15, 1996 to an adult education class that I used to run in Atlanta, way back when I was in graduate school. I recall that the actual lecture was much longer and involved discussions of Rousseau, Kant, Schiller, and Hegel. If a tape comes to light, I will dub it and make it available. 

Why do we meet as we do? Read more …

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Karl Jaspers, l’Age Axial, et une Histoire Commune pour l’humanité

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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Du XIXe siècle jusqu’aux années 1960 et 1970, les livres de l’Histoire Mondiale reconnaissaient les divers accomplissements de toutes les civilisations dans le monde, mais la plupart des auteurs et des enseignants prenaient comme allant de soi le fait que les Européens méritaient plus d’attention en particulier au vu de leur influence incontestable Read more …

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Postmodernisme, hédonisme, et mort

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Hieronymus Bosch, « Le jardin des délices terrestres », panneau de droite, détail

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« Postmodernisme » est l’un de ces mots passe-partout académiquement à la mode, comme « paradigme » qui s’est maintenant répandu dans le discours moyennement intellectuel et même peu intellectuel. Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Faustian Soul of the West, Part 1

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Faust im Studierzimmer Georg Friedrich Kersting

Georg Friedrich Kersting, “Faust in his Study”

Part 1 of 2

If I had to choose one word to identify the uniqueness of the West it would be “Faustian.” This is the word Oswald Spengler used to designate the “soul” of the West. He believed that Western civilization was driven by an unusually dynamic and expansive psyche. The “prime-symbol” of this Faustian soul was “pure and limitless space.” This soul had a “tendency towards the infinite,” a tendency most acutely expressed in modern mathematics.  Read more …

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Karl Jaspers, the Axial Age, & a Common History for Humanity

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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From the nineteenth century through the 1960s and ’70s, World History books did recognize the varying accomplishments of all civilizations in the world, but most authors and teachers took for granted the fact that Europeans deserved more attention particularly in view of their irrefutable influence on the rest of the world after their discovery of the Americas, development of modern science and global spread of modern technology.

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Réflexions sur le livre de Carl Schmitt, Le concept du Politique

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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« Pouvons-nous tous nous entendre ? »

— Rodney King

Le petit livre de Carl Schmitt, Le concept du Politique (1932), est l’un des plus importants ouvrages de philosophie politique du XXe siècle [1].

Le but du Concept du Politique est de défendre la politique des aspirations utopiques à abolir la politique. Read more …

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La Fin de l’Histoire Américaine

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Allocution prononcée lors de la Quatrième Rencontre Internationale évolienne, Sao Paulo, Brésil, 10 septembre 2014.

Francis Fukuyuma, l’intellectuel nippo-américain porte-parole du mouvement néoconservateur judéo-américain, proclama en 1992 dans son livre The End of History and the Last Man [La Fin de l’Histoire et le Dernier Homme] Read more …

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The End of American History

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Francis Fukuyama

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Lecture delivered at the IV Encontro Internacional Evoliano, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 10, 2014.

Francis Fukuyuma, the Japanese-American intellectual spokesman for the Jewish American Neoconservative movement, proclaimed in his 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man that liberal democracy was the final socio-political form since earlier alternatives such as Fascism and Communism had proven to be ideological failures, and liberty and equality had now been established as universal norms.  Read more …

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