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Family Systems & History

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Emmanuel Todd
Lineages of Modernity: A History of Humanity from the Stone Age to Homo Americanus
Cambridge, England, and Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2019

Much of today’s dominant globalist ideology derives from development theory, a body of thought which shares with Marxism the view that economic relations are the basis of social life and sees the races of mankind as fundamentally equivalent beneath the superficial cultural differences which have arisen over history. Read more …

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The Little Things

Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want, 1943.

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I think it is safe to assume that most Counter-Currents readers are familiar with the phrase “death by 1000 cuts,” which is an expression translated into English from the protracted Chinese torture process known as lingchi. In political-speak, its close cousin is the analogy of the slow boiling frog. Dissidents on our side of the great divide have an intuitive understanding that we’ve come to our current impasse through subtle but profound changes in policy and attitudes that our political enemies call “progress.” Read more …

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We’re the Bad Guys?

René Magritte, Golconda, 1953.

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The twofold crises of the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic are perfect opportunities for modern nihilists and culture-destroyers of every stripe to let off all the brakes. It is not often that world events align so cleanly with the rhetoric and goals of our enemies, which presents some troubling developments Read more …

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Are We Really Heading To A Civil War?

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Morris V. de Camp pondered the prospects of Civil War 2.0 in the pages of Counter-Currents this week, comparing our current situation to the tumultuous 1860s. While we’re experiencing high levels of social rancor, there’s little chance it will turn into another Civil War.

Here’s why a civil war is not likely to occur anytime soon. Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & The Western Liberal Tradition
Part 8: Why Are Whites Canceling Each Other?

Whites cleaning up the mess blacks made of Minneapolis.

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Do you know why Europeans across the political spectrum — liberals, conservatives, socialists — are morally committed to a politics that is leading to the dissolution of their millennial racial identities while promoting the racial identities of non-white immigrants within their own nations? Read more …

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Placemaking

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What makes a place? Perhaps the best definition is simply where one feels they can linger. A “place” is a location that can be both a destination and a path. When we consider places, they invariably have a few attributes that make stopping there or passing through there a memorable experience. The opposite of a “place,” as it where, Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & The Western Liberal Tradition
Part 7: White Maladaptive Altruism

Benjamin Haydon, The Anti-Slavery Convention, 1840, 1841.

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The white race is uniquely altruistic. Why? This is a very difficult question to answer. It is easy to understand altruistic behavior for the benefit of one’s family members. This is common among animals. Mother bears will put their lives in danger to protect their cubs from attack. Sacrifices for one’s relatives and ingroup ethnic members Read more …

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In Defense of Racist Liberalism

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Give me racist liberalism, or give me death!

— Patrick Henry, probably.

To be in the Dissident Right is to be part of an informal initiatic society. There are various levels of being with it — there’s always another redpill to take. Read more …

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James Kalb’s Against Inclusiveness

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James Kalb
Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It
Tacoma: Angelico Press, 2013

Behold! We the Netizens in the days of yore, after Al Gore hath wrought the Internet, ventured forth with the might of our 56K modems. Yon Information Superhighway was then yet a realm of unbounded freedom, long ere Woke Capital unleashed its tyranny. It was in these bold times that I came upon the writings of the sage Jim Kalb. Read more …

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Roger Scruton’s Death-Devoted Heart
Part Two: The Sacred

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Why does Scruton not examine the role of Melot in Death-Devoted Heart more closely?

Tristan und Isolde echoes themes from Romeo and Juliet and Othello, so it is unlikely that Wagner did not have both plays in mind when he composed his opera. The Othello theme is especially clear in the regrets expressed by King Marke that he could not clearly see, just as Othello could not clearly see. Melot, like Iago, faces death if he cannot make good the claim of adultery; Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & the Western Liberal Tradition:
Hail the Catholic Church!

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Since the beginning of his academic career in the early 1980s, Kevin MacDonald has been wondering why only in the West “wealthy, powerful men” have not sought “to control ever-larger numbers of women”. Evolutionary biology teaches that male reproductive success benefits greatly from the acquisition of multiple mates. In all societies, except those in which harsh ecological conditions limit the amount of surplus the society can generate, “it is expected that males with wealth and power” will employ their surpluses to “secure as many mates as possible.” This is Evolutionary Biology 101. Read more …

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Mask of the Red Chinese Death!

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Three weeks ago, soon after the first “shelter in place” orders were being handed down by governors throughout the nation, I made a decision to start wearing some kind of “mask” when in public or around others. Read more …

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The Fine Art of Automotive Repair

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Say you’re trying to fix a vehicle. You pop open the hood and find that someone threw a wrench in the gears, the relay is worn, and the battery needs replacing. How do you then fix the vehicle? Well, you remove the wrench from the gears, replace the relay and the battery and then check for additional damage (you never know with cars). Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition:
The Kinship Cut-Off

William Dobson, Portrait of a Family, Probably that of Richard Streatfield, 1645.

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Have you spent countless hours searching for the origins of individualism in the philosophical treatises of the Western Canon? Reading Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition may make you think this was wasted time: the origins of individualism lie in the pedestrian world of family life. Read more …

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How Coronavirus Will Change the World

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Coronavirus is going to change the world. I just hope that I live to see it, along with the people I care about.

I call the Coronavirus the “Globalvirus,” because globalism is the underlying condition that made it all possible.

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & The Western Liberal Tradition
Part 3: The Origins of the Weird Whites

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The essence of liberalism is individualism, and the primordial evolutionary fact of individualism is the “the cutting-off from the wider kinship group,” and the origins of this cutting-off can be traced back to Northern hunter-gatherers in Europe during the last glacial age in the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods. Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & the Western Liberal Tradition:
Aristocratic Individualism

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In Part 1 of my detailed examination of Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition: Evolutionary Origins, History, and Prospects for the Future (2019) I covered MacDonald’s argument in chapter one that Europe’s founding peoples consisted of three population groups: Read more …

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Fear & Gunowning in Richmond Virginia

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Thousands of gun owners rallied in Richmond, Virginia on Martin Luther King Day to protest the state’s new gun laws.

This rally was one of the largest right-wing demonstrations in recent memory and effectively communicated citizen dissent against gun control. Nothing violent happened, bad optics were at a minimum (but goofy optics were aplenty), and conservative media lionized the demonstrators. Liberal journalists embarrassed themselves with their desire to portray the protests as a neo-Nazi revolt. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 256
Remembering Roger Scruton + Reader Questions

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Greg Johnson talks to Rich Houck about the importance of the English conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, who died on January 12, 2020. Then they answer reader questions about how to persuade normies and hostiles of White Nationalism. Read more …

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Winter & the European Soul

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hunters in the Snow, 1565 (Detail)

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If you’re milling around Counter-Currents, you’re probably savvy to the notion that human beings are biological creatures, that we are shaped and molded by our environment’s ruthless Darwinian pressures into our present form. To think this way is heresy in the contemporary West. To consider the possibility that man is subject to the laws of nature offends the prideful sensibilities of our Gnostic and Luciferian elites. To think of oneself as a thread in the great tapestry of being offends the petty individualism of the modern Westerners. Read more …

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Video of the Day
Kevin MacDonald at The Scandza Forum

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Kevin MacDonald introduces the ideas behind his latest book, Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition, in his talk at the recent Scandza Forum conference in Oslo. Read more …

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Alain de Benoist’s Against Liberalism

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Alain de Benoist
Contre le libéralisme: La Société n’est pas un Marché
Monaco: Éditions du Rocher, 2019

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Zaprzeczenie libertarianizmu

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English original here

Poniższy tekst to przemówienie, które wygłosiłem na londyńskim forum w dniu 3 października 2015 r. Chciałbym podziękować Jez Turner, London Forum Team i ich wiernym odbiorcom za umożliwienie mi tego.

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & the Western Liberal Tradition

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Kevin B. MacDonald
Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition: Evolutionary Origins, History, and Prospects for the Future
Self-published, 2019

Kevin B. MacDonald is famous – or notorious, depending on who you ask – for examining the Jewish ethnic group from a genetic, Darwinian, and cultural perspective. Read more …

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It’s Time to Wage “War” on Protein Wisdom

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Jeff Goldstein of Protein Wisdom hates identity politics. He would like to wage war against it; stamp it out, as it were. The problem, however, is that the weapons he would like to use in this war only point in one direction: against whites. He pretends otherwise, but he’s easy enough to see through.

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Answering Normie Questions, Part 4:
Outliers & Averages

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Part 4 of 5 (Part 1 here, Part 3 here, Part 5 here)

Greg Johnson: So are there more questions on your list?

JM: A random white person doesn’t care about me in any meaningful way. Read more …

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What Capitalism Has Left to Say

4,996 words / 32:13

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Charles Robin
La gauche du capital: libéralisme culturel et idéologie du Marché
Paris: Krisis, 2014

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Answering Sargon of Akkad

Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad

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The following is a transcript of a conversation that took place between Greg Johnson and Millennial Woes in January 2018. The original audio is here. We would like to thank S. C. for the transcript.

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The European Idea of Progress Supersedes the Axial Age, Part IV

Georg Friedrich Kersting, Faust in his Study

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Part 4 of 4 (Part 3 here)

Definition of “Axial thought”

The Axial Age idea is the most concerted effort to retain aspects of the idea of progress while disallowing Western civilization from claiming to be the most progressive in the sciences, technology, cultural creativity, and forms of state organization. This idea has historical merits. Read more …

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The European Idea of Progress Supersedes the Axial Age, Part III

The Mask of Agamemnon

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Part 3 of 4 (Part 2 here, Part 4 here)

Rituals in simple mythic cultures

According to Bellah, humans express their highest values and cultural practices in those activities we define as “play” and “ritual,” because these activities are performed when humans are in a “relaxed” state away from evolutionary pressures. Read more …

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