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Remembering Oswald Spengler:
May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936

Painting by Michael Kunze

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 218
Rolf Peter Sieferle’s Epochenwechsel

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Re-Kindling Alan Watts, Part Two

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Partings II – Watts and The Church Today: Real Presence or Real Estate?

Watts was quite successful in his attempt to express the religio perennis in the language of Christian theology; not just in my opinion today, but among his Episcopal peers at the time (one bishop even called it “the most important book on religion in this century”[1]), Read more …

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Re-Kindling Alan Watts, Part One

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Part 1 of 2

Alan W. Watts
Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
New York: Pantheon, 1947; reissued with a new Preface, 1971
Kindle, 2016

“For God is not niggardly in his self-revelation; he exposes himself right before our eyes.” — Alan Watts Read more …

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Grey December Zeitgeist:
Shades of Spengler, Evola, Nietzsche, & Bukowski

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I’m old. I’m grey as December. I’m thinking about moving to a Senior Citizen’s Home that sits near the Liberty Bell and Independence Mall. Read more …

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Ditching the Black Pill;
Or, How I Freed Myself from the Shekel

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As of late, many in the movement have been both advocating and adopting the deleterious philosophy of the so-called “Black Pill.” Those held in thrall by the nihilistic tendrils of the “Black Pill” ideology posit that — quite bluntly — hope is futile, change a fleeting mirage, and White racial preservation improbable. Read more …

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Decline of the Western Male, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here

Transhumanism — The Final Showdown

The West, in its essence, is neither a human nor a natural society. The current debate – is gender real? – is not directed at finding truth but is instead a program of action – “we will make it so that there is no such thing as gender.” Masculinity and femininity, their polarity, will be abolished. Read more …

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Decline of the Western Male, Part 1

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Martin Heidegger, Oswald Spengler – “Martin Spengler” – these two 20th-century thinkers provide the main source of inspiration behind this project. Both sought to understand the times we live in, and to bring into view the deeper historical and philosophical significance underlying many of the political, economic, social, and cultural issues before us today. Read more …

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Geopolitics:
Amaury de Riencourt’s American Imperium

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Amaury De Riencourt
The Coming Caesars
3rd Ed., London: Honeyglen Publishing Ltd, 2014 (first published New York: Coward-McCann, 1957)

Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here

5. As Always, Your Mileage May Differ

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Geopolitics:
Amaury de Riencourt’s American Imperium

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Amaury de Riencourt
The Coming Caesars
3rd ed., London: Honeyglen Publishing, 2014 (first published New York: Coward-McCann, 1957)

Part 1 of 2. Part 2 here

“A few decades from now . . . some later historian may dig out this book and proclaim him a prophet.”– The New York Times

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Francis Parker Yockey at 100

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Francis Parker Yockey was born 100 years ago today, September 18, in Chicago. He died in San Francisco on June 16, 1960, an apparent suicide. Yockey is one of America’s greatest anti-liberal thinkers and an abiding influence on the North American New Right. In honor of his birthday, I wish to draw the reader’s attention to the following works on this site.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 194
Kerry Bolton on Francis Parker Yockey at 100

Kerry Bolton

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Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Michael Polignano reconvene for a new weekly Counter-Currents Radio podcast. This week, we talk to Kerry Bolton, the author of the forthcoming definitive biography of Francis Parker Yockey, about his research into Yockey’s life, work, and influence.  Read more …

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What is Odinism?, Part III:
The Odinic & the Faustian

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Editor’s Note:

This is part three of a four-part essay that first appeared in Tyr: Myth, Culture, Tradition, vol. 4.

Let us return to the story of Mímir’s Well, and Odin’s sacrifice of an eye. What does this loss signify? As Wagner recognized, it means that while Odin gains wisdom, he also becomes half blind.[1] On a literal level, this is obvious. Read more …

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An Infamous Past

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Marta Petreu
An Infamous Past: E. M. Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romania
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2005

‘The Romanians, what have they ever done for us, eh?’ So might Emil Cioran, himself a Romanian, have wondered when he wrote his third book The Transfiguration of Romania, published in 1936. Bewailing Romania’s insignificant past and culture, he proposed a program that would transform the country in parallel with the contemporary national revivals in Germany and Italy then underway. Read more …

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Viking Supermen

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Viking — the word itself still conjures up the stereotypical image of bloodthirsty blonde barbarians, whose rage can only be sated by acts of pillage and rapine. Fortunately, this dated historical perspective has been somewhat revised, and establishment historians now tacitly acknowledge that Norse civilization was much more complex than previously thought, and a lot less one-dimensional. Read more …

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Remembering Oswald Spengler:
May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently. Read more …

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Art After Metaphysics

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John David Ebert
Art After Metaphysics
CreateSpace, 2013

Many readers will be familiar with John David Ebert from his excellent podcast (with Darryl D. Cooper), Decline of the West. In an early episode of the show, Ebert called the US presidential election for Trump even before Trump had won the Republican nomination. Read more …

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Reading Marx Right:
A “Reactionist” Interpretation of The Communist Manifesto

Oswald Spengler, who attempted to fuse socialism with the Right.

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There is much about The Communist Manifesto that is valid from a Rightist viewpoint – if analyzed from a reactionary perspective. One does not need to be a Marxist to accept that a dialectical interpretation of history is one of several methods by which history can be studied, albeit not in a reductionist sense, but in tandem with other methods such as, in particular, the cyclical morphology of Oswald Spengler,[1] the economic morphology of civilizations as per Brooks Adams,[2] the cultural vitalism of Yockey,[3] and the heroic vitalism of Carlyle. Read more …

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From Civic Nationalism to Racial Nationalism:
Towards a Racial View of History & Society

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With the election of Donald Trump, the white race has won an important battle in the War of White Dispossession. Without exaggeration, this moment is very likely to be recorded by future historians as an important turning point, as a watershed moment, one of several fateful moments in the course of our history when the white race was saved in a desperate situation, on a par with Battle of Tours or Siege of Vienna.  Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviewed by Darryl Cooper on White Nationalism, Pathological Altruism, the Jewish Question, & More

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decline1440I was interviewed for more than two hours by Darryl Cooper on his The Decline of the West podcast. To listen, click here. I want to thank Darryl for having me on, and I hope this is just first of many conversations.  Read more …

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Remembering Francis Parker Yockey:
September 18, 1917–June 16, 1960

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Francis Parker Yockey was born on this day in 1917 in Chicago. He died in San Francisco on June 16, 1960, an apparent suicide. Yockey is one of America’s greatest anti-liberal thinkers and an abiding influence on the North American New Right. In honor of his birthday, I wish to draw the reader’s attention to the following works on this site.

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Caesar Without Gods:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

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Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) begins with the evocation of fear which becomes the motivational impulse for Bruce Wayne’s story. As a child he accidentally falls down a disused well, and, whilst he lies trapped and injured, he is terrified by a flock of bats that appear like a chthonic force of nature from the bowels of the earth. Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Controversy of Caesarism

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There has long been a commonplace notion in journalism (now often repeated in blogs and social media), that Oswald Spengler declared us to be at the end of Civilization. After all, he did write The Decline of the West, didn’t he? Furthermore, Spengler’s end-phase of Civilization is Caesarism, Read more …

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Understanding Spengler

Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about Oswald Spengler. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Vanguard! And welcome back as well, Jonathan Bowden! How are you, Jonathan?  Read more …

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Spengler:
The Numinous Genesis of Culture

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Oswald Spengler’s radical contribution to the philosophy of history was to observe that different Cultures and Civilizations are discrete life forms and that they all have a certain life-expectancy. The linear progression of history, from the Stone Age to the prevailing Western liberalism, is a myth. There is no single line of history running through all of humanity. Instead, Cultures are born, they grow to maturity, they age, and they die. Read more …

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Oswald Spengler

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He said that mathematics was an art
and won my heart;
that cultures die; the sign of death, a Caesar—
O, what a teaser!—

and once they’re dead, stay dead. No one’s at home
in Ancient Rome,
that took grand Greece with it. And how divine a
pattern for China?  Read more …

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 3

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The Power of Reason

The European New Right (ENR) agrees with Pareto, Spengler, and Schmitt that the West took a wrong turn in the eighteenth century by advocating a program for the enlightenment of the human mind Read more …

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Thoughts on the European New Right, Part 2

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Part 2 of 4

On Faustian Technology

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Remembering Francis Parker Yockey:
September 18, 1917–June 16, 1960

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Francis Parker Yockey was born on this day in 1917 in Chicago. He died in San Francisco on June 16, 1960, an apparent suicide. Yockey is one of America’s greatest anti-liberal thinkers and an abiding influence on the North American New Right. In honor of his birthday, I wish to draw the reader’s attention to the following works on this site.

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Політичні погляди Г. Ф. Лавкрафта

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З точки зору багатьох своїх шанувальників, найстрашніші речі Г. Ф. Лавкрафт писав не про Ктулху, а про політику. Втім, я б хотів показати, що політичні погляди цього майстра химерного, ірраціонального, метафізичного жаху цілком базуються на реальності та розумі.  Read more …

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