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Coyote Ugly

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I spend a good deal of my time pondering the many patterns and complexities of human behavior that have spawned our current state of affairs. Itʼs quite a mess to untangle – a daunting problem with no easy solutions. Read more …

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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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The Roots of Liberalism’s Contemporary Crisis

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Patrick J. Deneen
Why Liberalism Failed
New Haven, Ct./New York: Yale University Press, 2018

Patrick Deneen, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, wrote the present study in 2016, completing it shortly before Donald Trump’s election. In February 2019, a paperbound edition with a few revisions and a new Preface was published.

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On the Ruin & Conquest of Britain, Part 2

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Part 2 of 3 (Part 1 here)

“I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.”

— William Morris, A Dream of John Ball, about the very first English Peasants’ Revolt against an alien elite

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What Capitalism Has Left to Say

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

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Chatty Cathy’s Poison Pill

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Jill Lepore
This America: The Case for the Nation
New York: W. W. Norton, 2019

The theme of This America isn’t what Jill Lepore thinks it is.

Jill Lepore is a Harvard Professor of American History, and an incredibly prolific author – twenty-five books, and many essays in The New Yorker – with a fluid, appealing writing style. Read more …

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Decline of the West, Part 4

Aubrey Beardsley, The Fat Woman (1894)

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Part 4 of 7 (Part 1 here, Part 3 here, Part 5 here)

Darryl Cooper: I want to get into a few other questions. Doing my research for this interview, I didn’t read too deeply into your views on capitalism and liberal democracy, but I got the impression that you’re probably at least as critical of those things as I am, and I’m very critical of both of them. Read more …

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The Word Liberals Can’t Stand to Hear

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Each summer, Hungary’s currently ruling party, Fidesz, holds its Bálványos Summer Open University and Student Camp in Tusnádfürdő (Băile Tuşnad), Transylvania. Read more …

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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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American Christianity

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The strange sight of the Pope, on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, welcoming eight North African children sporting T-shirts boasting, “welcome, protect, promote, and integrate” rather summed up the dismal state of the leadership of the faith that some say was once the embodiment of Europe. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 238
Coulter, Conservatives, & Character

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A New & Improved Conservatism?

Sohrab Ahmari

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A curious debate erupted within American conservatism last week.

New York Post opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari took aim at Conservative Inc. foolishness, which he dubs “David French-ism,” in a First Things essay. Ahmari, a Persian Catholic convert, argues French-ism makes conservative Christians surrender to the awe-inspiring power of secular liberalism. Read more …

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World War II Uniforms—The Army’s Snooze Button to Stay in the American Dream

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In modern America, image is everything. Even war. Therefore, the United States Army is rolling out new uniforms reminiscent of something old—the iconic “pinks and greens” of the World War II “Greatest Generation.”

Probably not by coincidence,” The New York Times explained, “that’s what the Army was wearing the last time the nation celebrated total victory in a major war.” Read more …

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The Failure of Liberalism

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The following is the transcript of a speech that Jonathan Bowden delivered to a meeting of the British National Party in Thringstone, Leicestershire on March 12, 2010. The transcript was made by J. B. The video can be seen below.

Thank you very much. I would like to thank [inaudible] for inviting me up here and driving me up here for this meeting. I’ve spoken in Leicestershire a few times, and this is the fourth time.

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Letter from the Third Reich

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: This article is translated from the French version in Emil Cioran, Apologie de la Barbarie: Berlin – Bucharest (1932-1941) (Paris: L’Herne, 2015), pp. 67-71. Read more …

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Video of the Day
A Recently Rediscovered Speech by Jonathan Bowden!
The Essence of the Right

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A long-lost video of a speech that Jonathan Bowden delivered to a meeting of the British National Party in Thringstone, Leicestershire on March 12, 2010 was recently unearthed and given to our friends at the Scandza Forum. We are also presenting it here on the occasion of what would have been his 57th birthday, on April 12. Read more …

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The Day of the Triffids as a White Survival Parable

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The Day of the Triffids is a 1951 novel by the English science fiction writer John Wyndham. Prior to serving in the Second World War, Wyndham wrote short stories for pulp magazines, and The Day of the Triffids was his first book, published when he was 48. It launched his short but illustrious career as a science-fiction horror writer whose premises were simple enough that they could be easily grasped, yet were boldly original. Read more …

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“Hotter than Georgia asphalt”
David Lynch’s Wild at Heart

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Wild at Heart is not David Lynch’s best movie, but it is my favorite. I would argue, for instance, that Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man, and The Straight Story are all better films. But for some reason they do not call me back year after year like Wild at Heart.

Wild at Heart was released in the summer of 1990, when Lynch was riding high on Twin Peaks mania. It won the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes film festival, albeit over vocal protests. Read more …

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Lament for a Nation:
A Retrospective

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George Grant
Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2005

One of the oddities we find in the history of political philosophy is that the foundational text of Canadian nationalism is a work lamenting the end of Canada. The 1965 work of philosopher and theologian George Grant, Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism, set off a wave of nationalism throughout the country. Read more …

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Trump vs. the Tyranny of Experts

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Salvatore Babones
The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts
Medford, Mass.: Polity Press, 2018

Savatore Babones is an America academic with an appointment in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Unusually for someone in such a position, he has a few good things to say about Donald Trump—or at least about the fact of his election. Read more …

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What Populism Isn’t

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Jan-Werner Müller
What is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

When a political establishment feels threatened by a growing force like National Populism, Plan A is to defend the establishment and attack its opponents by dispatching middle-brow journalists to sneer and jeer and middle-brow political hacks to construct partisan talking points. Read more …

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Libertarianism, Cosmopolitanism, & Indo-European Tradition, Part II

A Swedish tapestry from the twelfth century showing Odin, Thor with his war hammer, and Freyr with stalks of wheat. Scholars believe this reflects the traditional tripartite division of Indo-European societies.

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

The national-liberalism of 1789 in the face of the Indo-European tradition

The Indo-European tradition, which some people present as Tradition tout court, is the tradition of a tripartite and hierarchical organization of society, where the sovereign function (which relates to the spiritual sovereignty of the priesthood and to the political sovereignty of the sovereign) takes precedence over the military function, which in turn takes precedence over the productive and reproductive function. Read more …

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Libertarianism, Cosmopolitanism, & Indo-European Tradition, Part I

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Warning: This article lies on a metapolitical and ideal level, and not on a programmatic and political level. Read more …

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The Tyrannical Essence of Liberalism

Megyn Kelly & Don Lemon in happier times. One still has a career.

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The problem that arises when you’re the greatest nation in the history of the world is that there’s no real problems to deal with. There’s no war. Anybody who wants a job can get one. Nobody starves to death. Everybody has access to medical care. Even beggars can make six figures a year.

But happily ever after breeds complacency. Once people get what they want, they tend to want something else. So, if life is good, and there’s no legitimate problems in paradise, abstract ones are created in La-La Land. Read more …

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Guide to Kulchur
Pilot Episode–Paradise: Love

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Fróði Midjord and Counter-Currents Book Editor John Morgan discuss the disturbing, if thought-provoking, film Paradise: Love, about European sex tourism in Africa, in the pilot episode of Guide to Kulchur.

Listen to “Guide to Kulchur (guest: John Morgan) – pilot, ‘Paradise: Love'” on Spreaker.

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Brotherhood

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Of the many long-lost texts by Francis Parker Yockey that will be included in our upcoming anthology of Yockey’s shorter writings, The World in Flames, one is a four-part essay entitled “Brotherhood.” Kerry Bolton and I had to search far and wide to find a complete copy of the text, as we announced during our search earlier this year, but find it we finally did, and we offer it here as a prelude to our patient readers who have been awaiting the finalized volume. The Preface is by Dr. Bolton. — John Morgan 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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L’Esprit Combatif Européen

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Traduction de l’anglais : Pia Chantre; English original here

Précisions de l’auteur :

Il s’agit ici du texte de mon discours à la première Conférence du Réveil (The Awakening Conference), qui s’est tenue à Helsinki (en Finlande) le 8 avril 2018. Le sujet qui m’avait été donné de présenter était l’Esprit combatif européen. Comme à mon habitude, j’ai un peu improvisé à partir du texte que j’avais préparé. Read more …

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Eurooppalainen taisteluhenki

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Suomentanut Timo Hännikäinen, English original here

Puhe Awakening-konferenssissa Helsingissä 8.4.2018

Laulaos, oi runotar, viha Peleun poian Akhilleun / turmiokas, mi akhaijeja löi lukemattomin tuskin, monta mi Hadeen luo väkivoipaa sielua syöksi / sankarien, heist’ itsestään teki koirien riistan, / lintujen eineen”. Näin alkaa Homeroksen Ilias, länsimaisen sivilisaation ensimmäinen kirja. Read more …

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Remembering James Burnham

James Burnham

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James Burnham died on July 28th, 1987—thirty-one years ago today, and just before the arrival of the current age. Born in a Catholic 1905, he quickly delved into Marxism in his college days. But Kapital couldn’t keep him, and he quit the party in 1940, and the next year wrote his first post-Marxist, and criminally underappreciated book, The Managerial Revolution. Read more …

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