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

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Francis Parker Yockey was born 101 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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding Spengler

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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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Subliminal Influences

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TVTranslated by G. A. Malvicini

We have already had the occasion to point to the illusoriness of the claim that modern man, in general, has achieved an autonomy and self-consciousness he previously lacked. This illusion can in part be explained by the fact that attention today is primarily directed towards external conditions, to the disappearance of certain material limits to the freedom of the individual — 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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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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The Shock of History

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Venner_Dominique_-_Le_choc_de_lhistoireCorrected October 30, 2011; this is a review of the French edition.

A propos:
Dominique Venner.
Le choc de l’Histoire. Religion, mémoire, identité.
Versailles: Via Romana, 2011.

“The future belongs to those with the longest memory.” — Nietzsche

Conservative thinking, Karl Mannheim notes, is essentially historical thinking Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 130 
Tom Sunić Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Kojève & Solzhenitsyn

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Tom interviews accomplished writer and thinker F. Roger Devlin. Topics include:  Read more …

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The Lightning & the Sun

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Savitri Devi
The Lightning and the Sun
Third Edition, Complete and Unabridged
Ed. R. G. Fowler
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2015

If Savitri Devi’s The Lightning and the Sun isn’t the most controversial book of the twentieth century then it must surely come close. 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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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 122 
Interview with Gilad Atzmon

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¿Por qué leer a Hegel? Notas sobre el final de la historia

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English original here

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) ha tenido una tremenda influencia en el mundo moderno, no sólo en la historia de las ideas, sino también en el reino de lo político. ¿Qué tan grande su influencia? Sin Hegel no habría habido Marx; sin Marx, no habría Lenin, Mao, Castro y Pol Pot. Ahora, reflexiona por un momento la diferencia que el Comunismo ha hecho en el mundo moderno, incluso en los países no comunistas, cuyas políticas fueron profundamente motivadas por el deseo de derrotar al Comunismo.  Read more …

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Γιατί να διαβάζ˙ουμε Χέγκελ;

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Μετάφραση Α.Γ

Ο Γκέοργκ Βίλχελμ Φρίντριχ Χέγκελ (Georg Willhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831) άσκησε τεράστια επίδραση στο σύγχρονο κόσμο, όχι μόνο στην ιστορία των ιδεών αλλά και στο πεδίο της πολιτικής. Πόσο μεγάλη επίδραση; Χωρίς τον Χέγκελ δεν θα υπήρχε ο Μαρξ˙ χωρίς τον Μαρξ δεν θα υπήρχε ο Λένιν, ούτε ο Μάο, ο Κάστρο, ούτε ο Πολ Ποτ. Read more …

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Why Read Hegel?
Notes on the “End of History”

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Translations: Greek, Spanish

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) has had a tremendous influence on the modern world, not only in the history of ideas, but in the political realm as well. How big an influence? Without Hegel, there would have been no Marx; without Marx, no Lenin, no Mao, no Castro, no Pol Pot. Now, reflect just a moment on the difference the Communism has made in the modern world, even in non-Communist countries, whose policies were deeply motivated by the desire to defeat Communism.  Read more …

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Karl Jaspers, l’Age Axial, et une Histoire Commune pour l’humanité

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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Du XIXe siècle jusqu’aux années 1960 et 1970, les livres de l’Histoire Mondiale reconnaissaient les divers accomplissements de toutes les civilisations dans le monde, mais la plupart des auteurs et des enseignants prenaient comme allant de soi le fait que les Européens méritaient plus d’attention en particulier au vu de leur influence incontestable Read more …

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Orientaciones

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Nota del Traductor:

Hace 35 años leímos por primera vez “Orientamenti” en versión italiana, cuando nuestro dominio sobre esta lengua era todavía mínimo, publicada por el Centro Studi Ordine Nuovo(1). Read more …

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Orientations

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Translated by Cologero; Spanish translation here

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It is useless to create illusions with the pipe dream of any optimism whatsoever: we find ourselves today at the end of a cycle. Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Faustian Soul of the West, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Kant and the “Unsocial Sociability” of Humans

I ended Part 1 asking who are these characters with proud aristocratic souls Read more …

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Archäofuturistische Fiktion 
Frank Herberts Dune

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Wenn Science-Fiction typischerweise „progressiv“ und Fantasy-Literatur „rückwärtsgewandt“ ist, dann brauchen wir eine dritte Kategorie für die sechs Dune-Bücher von Frank Herbert (1920-1986) – gar nicht zu reden von George Lucas’ sechs Star Wars-Filmen –, die futuristische Sci-Fi-Elemente mit den archaischen Werten und magischen Welten der Fantasy verbinden.

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Karl Jaspers, the Axial Age, & a Common History for Humanity

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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French translation here

From the nineteenth century through the 1960s and ’70s, World History books did recognize the varying accomplishments of all civilizations in the world, but most authors and teachers took for granted the fact that Europeans deserved more attention particularly in view of their irrefutable influence on the rest of the world after their discovery of the Americas, development of modern science and global spread of modern technology.

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Making Sense of Heidegger

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Thomas Sheehan
Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift
New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

Making sense of Heidegger just got a whole lot easier.

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The Revolutionary Conservative Critique of Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

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Oswald Spengler is by now well-known as one of the major thinkers of the German Conservative Revolution of the early 20th Century. In fact, he is frequently cited as having been one of the most determining intellectual influences on German Conservatism of the interwar period – along with Arthur Moeller van den Bruck and Ernst Jünger – to the point where his cultural pessimist philosophy is seen to be representative of Revolutionary Conservative views in general (although in reality most Revolutionary Conservatives held more optimistic views).[1]  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 94
Vico & the New Right

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This is my lecture “Giambattista Vico and Modern Anti-Liberalism,” delivered at the London Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Read more …

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La Fin de l’Histoire Américaine

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Allocution prononcée lors de la Quatrième Rencontre Internationale évolienne, Sao Paulo, Brésil, 10 septembre 2014.

Francis Fukuyuma, l’intellectuel nippo-américain porte-parole du mouvement néoconservateur judéo-américain, proclama en 1992 dans son livre The End of History and the Last Man [La Fin de l’Histoire et le Dernier Homme] Read more …

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The London Forum

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On Saturday, September 27, 2014, I was one of four speakers at a meeting of the London Forum in central London. More than 70 people were present.

The London Forum and similar events, such as The End of the Present World conference, are models of organization and execution. Read more …

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