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What is the Alternative Right? Part 3

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Part 3 of 4, Part 1 here, Part 2 here

Author’s Note:

This is the third installment of the opening essay of a forthcoming anthology called The Alternative Right.    

Centralization, Purges, & Breakdown

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What is the Alternative Right? Part 2

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Part 2 of 4; Part 1 here

Author’s Note:

This is the second installment of the opening essay of a forthcoming anthology called The Alternative Right.    

3. Brand Wars & Polarization

From the summer of 2015 to the fall of 2016, the Alt Right was winning debates and changing minds. Read more …

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Video of the Day
Greg Johnson on Hard Power vs. Soft Power

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Greg Johnson speaks on the distinction between hard and soft power in politics, and how Rightists need to stop imagining their enemy as totalitarian Leftist figures like Stalin and instead understand the many more subtle ways that today’s Leftists have of bending society to their will. Extracted from an Authoritarian States livestream from January 2018.

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Remembering Friedrich Nietzsche:
October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900

Nietzsche, on the right, with friends Lou-Andreas Salomé & Paul Rée in 1882.

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Friedrich Nietzsche was born this day in 1844 in the small town of Röcken, near Leipzig, Saxony, in the Kingdom of Prussia. He died in August 25, 1900, in Weimar, Saxony, in the Second German Reich. The outlines of Nietzsche’s life are readily available online.

Nietzsche is one of the most important philosophers of the North American New Right because of his contributions to the philosophy of history, culture, and religion. Read more …

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Remembering Aleister Crowley:
October 12, 1875–December 1, 1947

Aleister Crowley by Charles Krafft

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Aleister Crowley was an English poet, novelist, painter, and mountaineer who is most famous as an occultist, ceremonial magician, and founder of the religion and philosophy of Thelema. But ironically Crowley’s supposed Satanism and Black Magic are far less frightening to most people than his politics. For Aleister Crowley was also a man of the Right.

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What is the Alternative Right?

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Part 1 of 4

Author’s Note:

This is the opening essay of a forthcoming anthology called The Alternative Right.    

The Alternative Right does not have an essence, but it does have a story, a story that begins and ends with Richard Spencer. The story has four chapters.  Read more …

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The Identitarian Dispensation

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Mark Lilla
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
New York: Harper, 2017

I have been reading Mark Lilla since the 1990s, when he published his first and best book, G. B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern.[1] Lilla has made a career of reading reactionary thinkers—Vico, Heidegger, Schmitt, Strauss, Voegelin, Read more …

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

Roy Campbell

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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 Louis de Bonald:
October 2, 1754–November 23, 1840

Louis de Bonald

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Louis Gabriel Ambroise, Vicomte de Bonald, is one of the great French counter-Revolutionary conservative thinkers. For an overview of his life, see “Louis Gabriel Ambroise, Vicomte de Bonald,” here at Counter-Currents.

F. Roger Devlin has written several pieces assessing Bonald’s contribution to the North American New Right: Read more …

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Remembering Savitri Devi:
September 30, 1905–October 22, 1982

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Savitri Devi was a philosopher, a religious thinker, and a tireless polemicist and activist for the causes of animal rights, European pagan revivalism, Hindu nationalism, German National Socialism, and — after the Second World War — pan-European racial nationalism.She also sought to found a religion, Esoteric Hitlerism, fusing National Socialism with the Traditionalism of René Guénon and Julius Evola. All told, she was one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 20th century. Read more …

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Letting Heidegger be Heidegger

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Scattered throughout Heidegger’s writings are some puzzling distinctions. For instance, in “The Question Concerning Technology,” Heidegger claims that the essence (Wesen) of technology is nothing technological.[1] Read more …

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Remembering Martin Heidegger:
September 26, 1889–May 26, 1976

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Martin Heidegger is one of the giants of twentieth-century philosophy, both in terms of the depth and originality of his ideas and the breadth of his influence in philosophy, theology, the human sciences, and culture in general.

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Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927.  Read more …

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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 in Atlanta 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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Remembering Francis Parker Yockey:
September 18, 1917–June 16, 1960

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Francis Parker Yockey was born 101 years ago today, September 18, in Chicago. He died in San Francisco on June 16, 1960, an apparent suicide. Yockey is one of America’s greatest anti-liberal thinkers and an abiding influence on the North American New Right. In honor of his birthday, I wish to draw the reader’s attention to the following works on this site.

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Technological Utopianism & Ethnic Nationalism

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This is the text of my talk at the fourth meeting of the Scandza Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 15, 2018. In my previous Scandza Forum talk, I argued that we need to craft ethnonationalist messages for all white groups, even Trekkies. This is my Epistle to the Trekkies. I want to thank everybody who was there, and everybody who made the Forum possible.  Read more …

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Thomas J. Main’s The Rise of the Alt-Right

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Thomas J. Main
The Rise of the Alt-Right
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2018

Thomas Main interviewed me for this book, and I enjoyed our conversation. Main did not represent himself as anything but a critic of White Nationalism, but I found his questions to be stimulating and looked forward to reading the final product.  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 9/11 Symposium

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lightshowFor the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Counter-Currents published a symposium (linked below) which, sadly, still remains relevant as the organized Jewish community and various white traitors, dupes, and tools agitate for yet another war with one of Israel’s enemies based upon lies and sanctimony. Read more …

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Notes on Revolution in Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day is a highly imaginative and entertaining novel that reflects a long and deep immersion in the online world of White Nationalism, from the best of it to the worst and all shades in between.

I don’t have much to add to the reviews of Adjustment Day by Jef Costello and James O’Meara, so I wish to focus here on some of Palahniuk’s thoughts about how an ethnonationalist revolution might occur, and how it might go wrong.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 222
Kievsky on White People with a Future

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Prospering in a declining civilization is necessary for those who wish to renew it. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter, August 2018

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

August was a very good month for Counter-Currents. We added 76 pieces to our webzine, including a new podcast and two audio versions of articles. Read more …

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On the Shoulders of Giants:
The Third Erkenbrand Conference

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The Erkenbrand Conference rapidly emerged as the Netherlands’ equivalent of American Renaissance or the Scandza Forum. Erkenbrand is noted for its atmosphere of brotherhood and idealism, and its cutting-edge thought on ensuring the survival and flourishing of European peoples.  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
& Charles Krafft Auction Update

Plan B: Co-opting & Subverting Nationalism

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In the last week, we have received 26 donations totaling $4,234.33 for which we are enormously grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 104 donations totaling $16,547.27. So we are almost one quarter of the way there. See below for new incentives to give.

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Some readers have asked what’s my next project now that The White Nationalist Manifesto is finished and going to press. Read more …

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Remembering Leni Riefenstahl:
August 22, 1902–September 8, 2003

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Helene Bertha Amalie “Leni” Riefenstahl was born on this day in Berlin in 1902. She died in Pöcking, Bavaria, on September 8, 2003, just after her 101st birthday. She was a highly accomplished dancer, actress, photographer, and film director. 

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Remembering H. P. Lovecraft:
August 20, 1890–March 15, 1937

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island, and died there of cancer on March 15, 1937. An heir to Poe and Hawthorne, Lovecraft is one of the pioneers of modern science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature. Lovecraft is a literary favorite in New Rightist circles, for reasons that will become clear from a perusal of the following works on this website.  Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
Raising the Standards of Discourse

Rand Piggy Bank Auction Update: So far we have received 2 bids, and the high bid stands at $675.

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Our fundraiser has picked up quite a bit since our last update a week ago. We have received 25 donations, totaling $4,043, for which we are very grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 83 donations totaling $12,312.94. So we are almost one fifth of the way there. See below for new incentives to give.

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A Winning Ethos

Franz von Stuck, “The Spirit of Victory”

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This text is based on a talk I gave at the Victoria Forum on July 28th. I want to thank my hosts and everyone who attended for a wonderful weekend. 

The White Nationalist movement is more like a subculture than a political party. Read more …

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Unite the Right 2 Couldn’t Have Been Better

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I feared the worst, but I am glad that I was wrong. Jason Kessler’s Unite the Right 2 rally outside the White House on Sunday, August 12th, was a triumph. It was still a highly risky, even foolhardy venture, and I would not have done it. But luckily, it ended up being good for white identity politics.  Read more …

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Ґреґ Джонсон: «білість»

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Ґреґ Джонсон – фігура непересічна в рамках сучасної американської правиці. Один з найвизначніших ідеологів інтелектуального «білого націоналізму», головний редактор рупору американських «нових правих» Counter-Currents, чий внесок у формування метаполітичної повістки дня у США набагато відчутніший, ніж може здатися на перший погляд. Пропонуємо вашій увазі одну зі статей, в якій автор зачіпає важливість поняття «білості» і роль расового фактору не лише для мультирасових США, але й для Європи. Read more …

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Forthcoming From Counter-Currents!
The White Nationalist Manifesto

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I have now completed The White Nationalist Manifesto and have sent it out to a number of readers to get their comments and criticisms. The book is a brief and compelling statement of the rationale for White Nationalism, a defense of its basic concepts, and an outline of the movement we need to create.

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