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Stewart Home:
Communism, Nihilism, Neoism, & Decadence

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b-stewart-home-jpgThe following text is a transcript by V.S. of one of Jonathan Bowden’s most entertaining lectures, which was delivered to the 25th New Right meeting in London on February 13, 2010. Although Stewart Home is the principal subject, Bowden romps through a wide field of politically correct theories, ultra-Left sects, and decadent forms of modern art.

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Elitism, British Modernism, & Wyndham Lewis

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Wyndham Lewis which was delivered to the 8th New Right meeting in London on May 28, 2006. There are a number of passages marked unintelligible. These passages appear in the recording at 4:00, 34:21, 40:12, 41:52, and 46:28. (You can listen to the lecture using the player below or by downloading the lecture.) If you can understand these words, please post a comment below.

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God Has Become Cancer:
Damien Hirst, Religion, & Death

Damien Hirst

Jonathan Yeo, Portrait of Damien Hirst, 2013

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For the radical Right the issue of contemporary art is something of a non-starter. The past century or so of developments in the fine arts have been dominated by American (and often Jewish) theoreticians who have fashioned a sensibility wherein anything that smacks of European tradition is automatically verboten, unless it can be refracted through a distorting lens of ironic detachment or disinheritance.  Read more …

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Home Remedies for Hitler Hysteria Prescribed by the New Right Avant-Garde

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Charles Krafft, "Von Dutch" windmills

Charles Krafft, “Von Dutch” windmills

Here’s a stumper: if the definition of irony is typically something like “that which goes against expectations,” then how could an Avant-Garde artist—one who is expected to test the boundaries of our expectations—ever satisfy popular, mainstream, garden-variety tastes in irony? At some point, the Avant-Garde artist will, according to his nature, go against the expected means by which the unexpected is supposed to be realized; he will offer us a new unexpectednessRead more …

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Tom Sunić Interviews Jonathan Bowden (Transcript)

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of Tomislav Sunić’s interview with Jonathan Bowden. Click here to listen to the audio. A couple of words have been marked as unintelligible. If you can make them out, please post a comment below.

Tom Sunić: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! Good afternoon, dear friends!  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 73 
Tom Sunić interviews Jonathan Bowden

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The following interview of Jonathan Bowden by Tom Sunić was first released on Voice of Reason on May 25, 2010. Read more …

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Bi-Coastal Adventures in Modern Art

Charles Krafft and John Morgan appreciating art

Charles Krafft and John Morgan appreciating art

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September 29th: My friend Anastasia (not her real name) hits town. She’s staying with some friends in Brooklyn and invites me to meet her at the Participant Gallery, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Anastasia’s old friend Clytemnestra (not her real name) is going to perform what is described to me as a “cat dance.” I arrive on time to find the place quickly filling up with the most appalling collection of artsy-fartsy New York hipsters and self-conscious “individualists” that I have yet seen.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 58 
Bill Hopkins & the Angry Young Men

Bill Hopkins, 1928–2011

Bill Hopkins, 1928–2011

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The following text is transcript by V. S. of a lecture by Jonathan Bowden given at the 7th New Right meeting in London on April 8, 2006 entitled “Bill Hopkins: An Anti-Humanist Life.” Read more …

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Cultural Communism & the Inegalitarian Basis of All Genuine Art

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Edited by Alex Kurtagić 

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The Following is an excerpt from Blood, written between April and May 1992. It is part of a much longer discussion about art, where Bowden explores one of his favorite themes: the art of the radical Left versus the art of the radical Right. Read more …

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Podcast No. 15 
Interview with Charles Krafft, Part 2

“Stetind” by Norwegian painter Peder Balke

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Podcast No. 14 
Interview with Charles Krafft, Part 1

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Rex Fairburn

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A. R. D. Fairburn was born on February 2, 1904. Fairburn was a poet, painter, critic, essayist, and advocate of Social Credit, New Zealand Nationalism, and organic farming. In commemoration,we are publishing the following expanded version of Kerry Bolton’s essay on Fairburn. To read Fairburn’s magnificent poem “Dominion,” click here. Read more …

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My Education, Part II

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What follows are selections from Confessions of an Anti-Feminist: The Autobiography of Anthony M. Ludovici, ed. John V. Day, ch. 4, “My Education, II (1910–1916).” Read more …

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Whistler, Kant, & Modern Art

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), "At the Piano," 1858–59

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Anthony M. Ludovici’s grandfather and father, Albert Ludovici, Sr. and Albert Ludovici, Jr. were celebrated and successful painters in England. Read more …

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Remembering Filippo Marinetti:
December 22, 1876 to December 2, 1944

Prampolini’s portrait of Filippo Marinetti, 1876 – 1944

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In commemoration of the birthday of Filippo Marinetti, I would like to draw your attention to several writings on this website.

First, there is Marinetti’s “Futurist Manifesto” of 1909. Read more …

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Wyndham Lewis’ The Apes of God

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Wyndham Lewis
The Apes of God

The Apes of God happens to be one of the most devastating satires to be published in the English language since the days of Dryden and Pope. It appeared in a Private Press edition (prior to general release), and at over 600 pages it was the size of your average London telephone directory. Read more …

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Jonathan Bowden on Modern Art

Jonathan Bowden, "Adolf and Leni"

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Excerpted from “Revolutionary Conservative: An Interview with Jonathan Bowden,” by Troy Southgate Read more …

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Remembering Filippo Marinetti:
December 22, 1876 to December 2, 1944

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In commemoration of the birthday of Filippo Marinetti, I would like to draw your attention to several writings on this website.

First, there is Marinetti’s “Futurist Manifesto” of 1909.

Second, there is Kerry Bolton’s essay “Filippo Marinetti.”

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The Futurist Manifesto (1909)

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We have been up all night, my friends and I, beneath mosque lamps whose brass cupolas are bright as our souls, because like them they were illuminated by the internal glow of electric hearts. And trampling underfoot our native sloth on opulent Persian carpets, we have been discussing right up to the limits of logic and scrawling the paper with demented writing.

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Zeus Hangs Hera at the World’s Edge:
Arno Breker & the Pursuit of Perfection

Apollo and Daphne by Arno Breker

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Arno Breker (1900–1991) was the leading proponent of the neo-classical school in the twentieth century, but he was not alone by any stretch of the imagination. If we gaze upon a great retinue of his figurines, which can be seen assembled in the Studio at Jackesbruch (1941), Read more …

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Rex Fairburn

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A. R. D. Fairburn, 1904–1957, is not usually identified with the “Right.” As a central figure in the development of a New Zealand national literature, much of the contemporary self-appointed literary establishment would wish to identify Fairburn with Marxism or liberalism, as were other leading literary friends of Fairburn’s such as the Communist R. A. K. Mason. Read more …

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Stewart Home & Cultural Communism

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In a recent article on this site entitled “Violence and ‘Soft Commerce’” Dominique Venner spoke about leftist radicals being absorbed by the system which they affect to detest. He was referring in particular to the collected manuscripts of Guy Debord, the left-wing revolutionary and situationist, whose pabulum was recently saved for the national library by Chirac’s minister of culture.

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Jonathan Bowden’s Apocalypse TV

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Jonathan Bowden
Apocalypse TV
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007

Apocalypse TV was published in August 2007 by the Spinning Top Club. It runs to 239 pages and contains a pencil sketch of the author in the frontispiece or prelims by Michael Woodbridge. It is quite different to the other books which I have reviewed by this author — novels and plays, etc. . . . — by being directly non-fictional in character. Read more …

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A Contemporary Evaluation of Francis Parker Yockey, Part 2

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Part 2 of 3, Part 1 here

Yockey and Huxley on “Soft” Totalitarianism

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Opening Pandora’s Box:
An Elitist Defence of Modernism

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I would like to take this opportunity to respond to various postings which have been placed on the website ‘Stormfront’ in recent weeks. I would like to thank those people who have been supportive of my efforts. [. . .] Other correspondents have been less charitable however. [. . .] But amidst all of the silliness and abuse these people are contriving to make a serious point, and this is: the status of modern or modernist art.

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