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Central Banking & Human Bondage:
The Works of Stephen Mitford Goodson

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French translation here

Stephen Mitford Goodson
A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind
London: Black House Publishing, 2014

Stephen Mitford Goodson
Inside the South African Reserve Bank: Its Origins and Secrets Exposed
London: Black House Publishing, 2014

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Voices of the Heroic Spirits

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Now not all the waves
of the four seas are calm,
but in the land of Yamato,
where the sun rises,
the winds are sated, men devote themselves to pleasure.
Under the virtuous rule of His Majesty
peace reigns everywhere.
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Naoki Inose’s Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima

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Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2013

Editor’s Note:

This is a review of the Japanese edition of Persona, which is available now in English translation. I have read the translation, which appears to be much longer (864 pages) than the Japanese original. It is a treasure trove of information on Mishima.  Read more …

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The Immortal Death of Mishima

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Mishima’s grave, Tama Cemetery in Fuchu, Tokyo

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When Yukio Mishima arose on the morning of November 25th, 1970 he knew that it would be his last day on Earth. It was the deadline for completion of his novel, The Decay of the Angel, the fourth book in his tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. He placed the completed manuscript, sealed in an envelope addressed to his publisher, on a table. Mishima had given intimations that the completion of the tetralogy would be the culmination of his life’s work. Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. He has exercised an enduring influence on the post-World War II European and North American New Right. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 78 
Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda και Φασισμός

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Ο Romano Vulpitta (γεννηθείς το 1939) είναι Ιταλός πρώην διπλωμάτης και μελετητής ενός Ιαπωνικής λογοτεχνίας. Γεννήθηκε στην Ρώμη και απεφοίτησε από την Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου ενός Ρώμης. Εισήχθη στο Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών ενός Ιταλίας το 1964. Υπήρξε καθηγητής Σύγχρονης Ιαπωνικής Λογοτεχνίας στην Νάπολη από το 1972 έως το 1975. Read more …

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Detroit’s Downfall . . . & Japan’s

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The most depressing thing about Detroit’s bankruptcy isn’t the hours victims wait for police responses, sprawling neighborhoods reverting back to nature, historic buildings crumbling to ruin, or the once-vanquished problems of illiteracy and sex slavery climbing out of their graves. It’s certainly not the financial quandary the city’s in, or the uncertain fate of its pensioners and employees. The most hopeless thing about Detroit is the false hope which hangs on despite reason and sanity. Read more …

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The Japanese Hara Theory & its Relations to East & West, Part 2

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The relationships of microcosm and macrocosm as illustrated in Robert Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi Historia, 1619

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An inquiry into the doctrine of the “center” in the West would indeed be of much interest for the purposes of a further comparison, but it presents special difficulties because esoteric knowledge in the West has taken the form of cryptograms, and has been clothed in abstruse symbols and myths of many meanings to which a uniform interpretation, such as modern critical thought desires, cannot always be given. We shall therefore only make a few references.

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The Japanese Hara Theory & its Relations to East & West, Part 1

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On first receiving Karlfried Graf Dürckheim’s book, Hara: Man’s Terrestrial Center,[1] we had thought of writing one of the usual reviews, calling attention to it as an interesting contribution to our knowledge of the psychology, the behavior, and the “existential morphology” of the Far Eastern, or rather of the Japanese, man; Read more …

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Jukio Mišima, Jojūrō Jasuda a fašismus, část II.

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6) Mišimova literatura akce

Pojďme se nyní zaměřit na styčné body Mišimovy literatury a fašismu z literárního úhlu pohledu. Pokud bychom chtěli popsat Mišimovu tvorbu jedním slovem, dozajista bychom užili termínu literatura “akce.” Zejména jeho pozdní práce se vyznačují silnými aktivistickými tendencemi. Read more …

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Jukio Mišima, Jojūrō Jasuda a fašismus, část I.

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Romano Vulpitta je bývalým italským diplomatem a odborníkem na japonskou literaturu. Tento římský rodák úspěšně absolvoval právnickou fakultu římské univerzity a v roce 1964 získal zaměstnání na italském ministerstvu zahraničí. Od roku 1972 do roku 1975 působil jako profesor moderní japonské literatury na univerzitě v Neapoli. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima, 1925-1970, nasceu Kimitake Hiraoka em uma família de classe média-alta. Autor de uma centena de livros, dramaturgo, e ator, ele foi descrito como o “Leonardo da Vinci do Japão contemporâneo”, e é um dos poucos escritores japoneses a se tornar conhecido e a ser traduzido no Ocidente.  Read more …

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda, & Fascism, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Translated by Riki Rei

Translations: Czech, Greek

6. Mishima’s Literature of Action

Let’s try searching for similarities between Mishima’s literature and fascism viewed from a literary perspective. If we use one word to describe Mishima’s literature, it is a literature of action. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda, & Fascism, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Translated by Riki Rei

Czech translation here

Translator’s Note:

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th century Japanese literature. He has exercised an enduring influence on the post-World War II European and North American New Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:

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Yukio Mishima & Richard Wagner:
Art & Politics, or Love & Death

The platform of this year’s “Yukoku-Ki,” November 25th, 2012, Tokyo

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The Keynote Speech at the 42nd Yukoku-Ki in Tokyo, November 25, 2012

Translated by Riki Rei

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The Last Samurai

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Most modern cinema is essentially the re-enactment of the same story. A protagonist is born into a world containing racism, sexism, anti-Semitism or some combination thereof. Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th century Japanese literature. He has exercised an enduring influence on the post-World War II European and North American New Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:

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Mishima’s English-Language Interviews on YouTube

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1970 Interview Time: 9:10 Topics: the Samurai spirit, elegance and savagery in Japanese culture, boredom and alienation in materialistic post-war Japanese society, Japanese theater, the Shield Society, Hara-Kiri

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Japan, Refutation of Neoliberalism

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No-one wants to talk about Japan these days. The conventional wisdom is that the bloom went off Japan’s economic rose around 1990 and that the utter superiority of neoliberal capitalism was vindicated by the strong performance of the American economy during the 1990s. Read more …

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Breaking the Bondage of Interest:
A Right Answer to Usury, Part 4

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Part 4 of 4

National Socialist Germany

Propaganda rather than scholarship has dominated studies on National Socialist Germany. Hence, the manner by which certain socio-economic achievements were attained is buried amidst histories that focus on war, the Holocaust, and racial theories. Read more …

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The Soul of Jack London, Part 2

Johann Heinrich Fuseli, "Thor, in the boat of Hymir, battering the Midgard Serpent," 1790

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Race was of utmost importance to London. His unshakable views on the subject were expressed ardently even in some of his works of socialist propaganda. A good sampling of London’s racial perspective at the turn of the century may be found in his letters to Cloudesley Johns. Johns, a young post-office employee from southern California, wrote London a fan letter in 1899, praising one of the latter’s magazine articles. The result was a strong friendship that lasted until London’s death. Read more …

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Die gelbe Gefahr

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Kein deutlicherer Kontrast tritt in Erscheinung, wenn man aus unserem westlichen Land zu den Papierhäusern und Kirschblüten Japans kommt, als wenn man von Korea nach China wechselt. Read more …

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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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Similar things happen in the United States too: an alienated, bookish radical right-winger takes up weight-lifting and martial arts, creates a private militia, dreams of overthrowing the government, then dies in a spectacular, suicidal, and apparently pointless confrontation with the state. In the United States, however, such people are easily dismissed as “kooks” and “losers.” Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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To commemorate Yukio Mishima’s 86th birthday, I am publishing a revised and extended version of Kerry Bolton’s essay “Yukio Mishima.” This version will be chapter 14 of Bolton’s book Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence, forthcoming from Counter-Currents.

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Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima, 1925–1970, was born Kimitake Hiraoka into an upper middle class family. Author of a hundred books, playwright, and actor, he has been described as the “Leonardo da Vinci of contemporary Japan,”[1] and is one of the few Japanese writers to have become widely known and translated in the West. Read more …

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The Yellow Peril

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No more marked contrast appears in passing from our Western land to the paper houses and cherry blossoms of Japan than appears in passing from Korea to China. Read more …

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Interview with Jean Thiriart, Part 5

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Questions by Gene H. Hogberg

Translated by Dr. David Wainwright

Part 5 of 6. (For the rest of the interview, click here.)

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Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima, 1925–1970

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Yukio Mishima was born into an upper middle class family in 1925. Author of a hundred books, playwright, and actor, he has been described as the “Leonardo da Vinci of contemporary Japan,” and is one of the few Japanese writers to have become widely known and translated in the West. Read more …

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