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Masterpieces of Aryan Thought 1
Wyndham Lewis’ Paleface: The Philosophy of the Melting-Pot

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This rather obscure 1929 book by the fascist sympathizer and Modernist novelist and painter, Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), is one of the most prescient volumes dealing with the efforts to dislodge the white race from its dominance in Europe and North America. Lewis not only anticipated much of today’s race realist thinking, he also foreshadowed Moldbug and the neo-reactionaries by outlining the origin of white racial suicide and guilt in the decadent remnants of Puritanism. Read more …

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Why I Write
Putting the Pieces Back Together

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Ezra Pound: “Make it new!”

The great monologist Jean Shepherd used to remark, “In four thousand years, no one will know that you ever existed.” This statement is shocking for modern man, who — while not believing in an immortal soul — is convinced that technological advances will soon grant immortality to his physical being. Mortality might come as a shock to deracinated modern man — who is never more than a few feet away from a hand sanitizer or a “safe zone” to protect him from the challenges of bacteria or differing opinions — yet this was not always the case. Read more …

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Frank Lloyd Wright/Frank Lloyd Wrong

June 8, 1867–April 9, 1959

June 8, 1867–April 9, 1959

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So long, Frank Lloyd Wright
I can’t believe your song is gone so soon.
I barely learned the tune
So soon, So soon.
Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view.
When I run dry
I stop awhile and think of you.

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Curses, Cut-Ups, & Contraptions:
The “Disastrous Success” of William Burroughs’ Magick

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BurroughsMagicMatthew Levi Stevens
The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs
Oxford: Mandrake of Oxford, 2014[1]

My very first question to him, a living, breathing, Beatnik legend in the flesh was . . . “Tell me about magick?” William was not in the least surprised by my question. “Care for a drink?” he asked. Putting on the TV to watch The Man from U.N.C.L.E., he explained “Reality is not really all it’s cracked up to be, you know . . .”—Genesis P-Orridge  Read more …

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T. S. Eliot, Part 2

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The following continues the transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 34th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday, August 6, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. You can view the lecture at YouTube here. Read more …

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T. S. Eliot, Part 1

T. S. Eliot in 1903

T. S. Eliot in 1903

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Part 1 of 2

Editor’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 34th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday, August 6, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. You can view the lecture at YouTube here. A few words are marked unintelligible. If you can understand them, please post a comment below. 

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Ezra Pound

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The following text is a transcript by D.B. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 33rd New Right meeting in London on June 11, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. I also deleted a couple of false starts, added the first names of some figures, and included full correct versions of the poems read. You can view the lecture at YouTube here. Read more …

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Wyndham Lewis

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Percy Wyndham Lewis, 1882 - 1957

Wyndham Lewis, 1882 – 1957

Corrigé 22 novembre 2011

Note du Rédacteur:

Cette version très enrichie d’un essai précédemment publié sur Wyndham Lewis est le chapitre 8 du livre de Kerry Bolton, Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence, [Artistes de la Droite : Résister à la Décadence] qui devrait être publié prochainement par Counter-Currents.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 86 
Ezra Pound

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This lecture by Jonathan Bowden on Ezra Pound was given at the 33rd meeting of the London New Right on June 11, 2011. The introduction is by Adrian Davies.

 

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When Two Worlds Collide:
Prince Charles & Modern Architecture

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The current debate on architectural styles, stimulated as it has been by a number of broadsides against modern architects by no less a public figure than the Prince of Wales, Read more …

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Fascism & the Meaning of Life

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Roger Griffin
Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Roger Griffin, Professor in Modern History at Oxford Brookes University, first introduced the idea of “Palingenesis” to the field of fascist studies over 15 years ago, making him immediately a leading figure in his chosen vocation. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 32  
Jonathan Bowden on Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis, "La Suerte," 1938

Wyndham Lewis, “La Suerte,” 1938

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One of Jonathan Bowden’s most compelling lectures: the life and work of Right-wing Nietzschean modernist painter, novelist, and critic Wyndham Lewis. Transcript hereRead more …

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Some Sort of Nietzschean

Wyndham Lewis in 1917

Wyndham Lewis in 1917

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Paul O’Keefe
Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis
London: Pimlico, 2000

In his acknowledgment pages Paul O’Keefe states that it took him a decade—not including the years of research already donated to him by another writer—to complete his biography of Wyndham Lewis, a project he began in 1990 while he was president of the Wyndham Lewis Society. Read more …

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Jonathan Bowden’s Last Interview, Part 1: Transcript

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Welcome to Counter Currents Radio. I’m your host Greg Johnson. With us today is Jonathan Bowden. First of all, I need to ask you is it “Boden” or Bowden?

JB: Depends where you are in England basically, if you are in the North of England you say “Boden,” but if you are from the South of England, and I’m from the South of England, you say Bowden.  Read more …

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Classical Modernism & the Art of the Radical Right

Wyndham Lewis, "Red Duet," 1914

Wyndham Lewis, “Red Duet,” 1914

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Edited by Alex Kurtagić 

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The following is an excerpt from Jonathan Bowden’s HeatRead more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 27 
Jonathan Bowden’s Last Interview, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

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T. S. Eliot, Part 2

T. S. Eliot, September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

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Editor’s Note:

T. S. Eliot was born on September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. In honor of his birthday, we are publishing this essay by Kerry Bolton, the second and final part of which appears below.

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T. S. Eliot, Part 1

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T. S. Eliot, 1938

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The First World War brought to a climax a cultural crisis in Western Civilization that had been developing for centuries: money overwhelmed tradition, as Spengler would have put it[1] (or, to resort to the language of Marx, the bourgeoisie supplanted the aristocracy).[2] Industrialization accentuated the process of commercialization, with its concomitant urbanization and the disruption of organic bonds and social cohesion. This has thrown societies into a state of perpetual flux, with culture reflecting that condition.

It was—and is—a problem of the primacy of Capital. Read more …

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Wyndham Lewis

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Wyndham Lewis, 1882 - 1957

Wyndham Lewis, 1882 – 1957

French translation here

Corrected November 22, 2011

Editor’s Note:

This much-expanded version of a previously-published essay on Wyndham Lewis is chapter 8 of Kerry Bolton’s Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence, forthcoming from Counter-Currents.

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T. S. Eliot:
Ultra-Conservative Dandy

Wyndham Lewis, "T. S. Eliot"

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For a brief period in the late 1990s there was an attempt to demonize T. S. Eliot as an anti-Semite. This opinion was most ably canvassed by Anthony Julius’ T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form, but the attempt failed, and Eliot’s reputation as a poet now stands even higher than ever.

Thomas Stearns Eliot’s most controversial book was the collection of essays drawn from a series of lectures he gave in 1934 called After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy. Read more …

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Wyndham Lewis’ Childermass:
Black Metal, without the Music

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Wyndham Lewis
Childermass
New York: Riverrun Press, 2001

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Wyndham Lewis

Percy Wyndham Lewis, 1882–1957

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Editor’s Note:

We are reposting this article in commemoration of Percy Wyndham Lewis’ birth on November 18, 1882. To learn more about Wyndham Lewis, visit the website of the Wyndham Lewis Society.

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