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On Selective Subjectivity & the Hijacking of White History

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Everyone has selective memory. It makes sense that people with high opinions of themselves will place greater importance on positive memories than on negative ones. It also makes sense that people with negative opinions of themselves will harp on bad or painful memories at the expense of positive ones. Read more …

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How Power Invented Individualism

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The recent online debates between Alt Righters and various classical liberal dissidents have resulted in a a string of victories for our side. In fact, the opposition has at times appeared too flimsy to be taken seriously. Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) has been ridiculed for nitpicking his way through his debate with Richard Spencer, then responding to criticism by placing the paper crown of the ‘liberalists’ upon his head; and even the more erudite Tarl Warwick (Styxhexenhammer666) could do little more than throw ‘what ifs’ at Greg Johnson’s case for an ethnostateRead more …

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Columbus Day Special
Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Mexican Americans in the southwest United States seek to incorporate this region, including California, into Mexico, or even to set up an independent nation, Aztlan, that will recreate the glories of the Aztec empire, destroyed centuries ago by the imperialistic Spaniards.  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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Columbus Day Special
Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Mexican Americans in the southwest United States seek to incorporate this region, including California, into Mexico, or even to set up an independent nation, Aztlan, that will recreate the glories of the Aztec empire, destroyed centuries ago by the imperialistic Spaniards.  Read more …

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Columbus Day Special
Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Mexican Americans in the southwest United States seek to incorporate this region, including California, into Mexico, or even to set up an independent nation, Aztlan, that will recreate the glories of the Aztec empire, destroyed centuries ago by the imperialistic Spaniards.  Read more …

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The Shock of History

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Venner_Dominique_-_Le_choc_de_lhistoireCorrected October 30, 2011; this is a review of the French edition.

A propos:
Dominique Venner.
Le choc de l’Histoire. Religion, mémoire, identité.
Versailles: Via Romana, 2011.

“The future belongs to those with the longest memory.” — Nietzsche

Conservative thinking, Karl Mannheim notes, is essentially historical thinking Read more …

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Teoria i praktyka

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Aby zrealizować swoje cele polityczne, Północnoamerykańska Nowa Prawica musi zrozumieć właściwe relacje pomiędzy teorią a zmianą społeczną, metapolitkyą a polityką, teorią a praktyką. Musimy uniknąć dryfowania w kierunku bezczynnego intelektualizmu albo bezmyślnego – a zatem najprawdopodobniej przynoszącego skutki odwrotne od zamierzonych – aktywizmu.

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Maurice Cowling:
Ultra-Conservative Extraordinaire

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s 2009 lecture on Professor Maurice Cowling. Unfortunately, the sound quality of the source is absolutely terrible, and there are many unintelligible passages. Both V. S. and I have racked our brains over this transcript long enough. Now we are crowdsourcing it to people who have a better ear for Bowden’s accent and the background knowledge necessary to pull words that elude us out of the buzz. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 105
Jonathan Bowden on Maurice Cowling

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This is Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on the conservative historian Maurice Cowling (1926–2005) of Cambridge University, Read more …

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Critique de l’Age Axial par Jan Assmann

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Dans son nouveau livre, From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change [D’Akhenaton à Moïse : l’ancienne Egypte et le changement religieux] (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2014), l’égyptologue Jan Assmann dit que le concept d’Age Axial du philosophe Karl Jaspers n’est « pas une théorie mais un mythe scientifique » (p. 94).  Read more …

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The Islamization of the Teaching of Western Civilization

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In the United States today only two percent of colleges offer Western Civilization as a course requirement. I teach Western Civ in two parts, but they are not required, and I had to change the title to “Sociology of Western Civilization” for approval. Read more …

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Crítica a la Era Axial por Jan Assmann

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En su nuevo libro, From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2014), el egiptólogo Jan Assmann argumenta que el concepto del filósofo Karl Jaspers de la era axial “no es una teoría sino un mito científico” (p.94).

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Jan Assmann’s Critique of the Axial Age

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In his new book, From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2014), Egyptologist Jan Assmann argues that philosopher Karl Jaspers’ concept of the Axial Age is “not a theory but a scientific myth” (p. 94).

According to Jaspers, the centuries between 800 and 200 BCE are a turning point in world history. During this Axial Age, Biblical monotheism and Zoroastrianism emerged in the Near East; Read more …

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The Axial Age & the European Discovery of Logos, Part I

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. . . was the Presocratic discovery of logos.

. . . was the Presocratic discovery of logos.

The idea of an “Axial Age” was a boon to the ideological drive after WWII to envision the history of all cultures as a “collective” undertaking between “connected” peoples. The behavior of Germany during Second War was testimony, apparently, of what happens when an otherwise modern culture refuses to join with the world of cosmopolitanism in defense of its ethnic integrity. Read more …

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Thomas Carlyle:
The Sage of Chelsea

James MacNeill Whistler, Thomas Carlyle

James MacNeill Whistler, Thomas Carlyle

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This is the transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), which was delivered at the 15th meeting of the New Right in London on July 5, 2008. You can listen to the lecture below or watch it on YouTube here. Please post any corrections below as comments.    Read more …

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L’action française 2000 Interviews Dominique Venner

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Translated by Giuliano Adriano Malvicini

L’Action française 2000: You define yourself as a “meditative historian.” What precisely do you mean by this term?  Read more …

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The Landmark Ancient Histories

Landmark Ancient Histories editor Robert B. Strassler

Landmark Ancient Histories editor Robert B. Strassler

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No group of people can hope to regain control of their destiny unless they possess two essential things: the will to survive as a people, and knowledge. The reader who seeks to have a well-guided will must have an unshakable sense of identity: an understanding of who he is and his relationship to the world around him.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 75 
Thomas Carlyle: The Sage of Chelsea

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This lecture by Jonathan Bowden on Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was given at the 15th meeting of the London New Right on July 5, 2008.

Transcript here.

 

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Funding a Movement:
German Big Business & the Rise of Hitler

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Money is the oxygen of any political movement, be it the ADL and SPLC, or white racialism. Starve a movement—or a people—of money, and you can destroy them. Jews, ever focused on power, routinely attack white funding sources. Indeed, a major purpose of the government’s so-called “money-laundering” laws, ostensibly aimed at “terrorism” and organized crime, is to destroy political opposition to Zionist thuggery, white nationalism, and other political movements deemed unacceptable by the System.

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Columbus Day Special
Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Mexican Americans in the southwest United States seek to incorporate this region, including California, into Mexico, or even to set up an independent nation, Aztlan, that will recreate the glories of the Aztec empire, destroyed centuries ago by the imperialistic Spaniards.  Read more …

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History, Action, & the Timeless

Willy Meller, Schicksalsstunde (Hour of Destiny)

Willy Meller, Schicksalsstunde (Hour of Destiny)

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Translated by R. G. Fowler

“Time, Space and Number
Fell from the black firmament,
Into the still and sombre sea.
Shroud of silence and shade,
The night erases absolutely
Time, Space and Number.”
—Leconte de Lisle (“Villanelle” [pastoral poem], Poèmes Tragiques)

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Historiography of the Right

Jan Vermeer, "The Art of Painting," detail. The woman is dressed as Clio, muse of history.

Jan Vermeer, “The Art of Painting,” circa 1666, detail. The woman is dressed as Clio, muse of history.

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Translated by Cologero Salvo

In developing some considerations on the European meaning that can be attributed to Donoso Cortés, the Spanish thinker and an interesting type of the political man, who developed his activity in the period of the first European revolutionary and socialist movements, Read more …

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The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Part 5 
The Decline & Rebirth of the West

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Part 5 of 5

Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
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The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Part 4 
The Construction of the Western Self

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Clemency of Marcus Aurelius, detail, Capitoline Museum

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Part 4 of 5

Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

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The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Part 3 
Hegel & the Struggle for Recognition

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G. W. F. Hegel, 1770-1831

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Part 3 of 5

Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

7. Hegel and the Struggle for Recognition

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Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Part 2

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Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

5. What about the East?

The revisionists’ favorite non-Western people seems to be the Chinese.  Read more …

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Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization

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Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

1. Introduction: A Book for Our Times 

Every few years I discover a book that is truly great. One that forces me to think in new ways about things familiar, teaches me things I never knew, and inspires in me scores of new ideas and insights. Such a book is Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Read more …

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A Note on the Art of Political Conversion

Thomas Ernest Hulme, 1883–1917

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Some day a wonderful book will be written on the art of persuasion, a new sophistic. One may suppose that psychology will ultimately become as complete a science as geometry and mechanics are now. It will be possible then to predict the effect of an argument on a man’s mind as surely as one can now predict the eclipse of the moon. On the basis of this developed science will be built an infallible set of rules for converting a man to any opinion you like. Read more …

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Columbus Day Special
Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Read more …

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