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Why the Confederacy Matters

James Henry Beard, North Carolina Emigrants: Poor White Folks (1845)

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As of late, a great deal of debate has occurred on the Right concerning whether certain aspects of white-European history possess any relevance to the contemporary white racialist movement or not. For example, many have questioned the merits of the perpetuation of National Socialist ideology in the postmodern “West.” Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviewed

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If you are new to Counter-Currents, the following transcript of Greg Johnson’s interview (audio here) with French Marxist journalist Laura Raim is an excellent place to start. It is the first interview in Greg Johnson’s new book, You Asked for It: Selected Interviews, vol. 1, now available from Counter-Currents.

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Is it Okay to Punch a Communist?

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Plato, Hitler, & Totalitarianism

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Today, Western liberals are ambivalent about Plato. On the one hand, liberals claim they are the heirs of Greco-Roman civilization and philosophy Read more …

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Notes on Philosophical Dialectic

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Socrates

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The concept of philosophical dialectic is quite mysterious and intimidating. Even among professional philosophers, dialectic often has connotations of mysticism, obscurantism, and slight of hand. I wish to dispel this aura. I will lay out the elements of philosophical dialectic by looking at specific arguments in Plato’s Republic[1] and Hegel’s Philosophy of Right[2] and then employ Heidegger’s account of the hermeneutic circle Being and Time and Husserl’s account of the logic of parts and wholes in his Logical Investigations to clarify the dialectical process.  Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviewed by Laura Raim about the Alt Right (Transcript)

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This is the transcript by V. S. of Greg Johnson’s interview with Laura Raim on the Alternative Right. To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 161
Greg Johnson Interviewed by Laura Raim about the Alt Right

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Vydejte se, zachraňte svět

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Někdy v roce 2003 jsem se cítil velice unavený a uvažoval, že nechám práce na jednom projektu spojeném s hnutím a trochu se vyspím. Bylo půl třetí ráno a moc jsem toho poslední dobou nenaspal. Pak mě ale napadlo: „Na co se vlastně šetříš?“ Potřeboval jsem spánek, abych si zachoval svou krásu? Všechno, co ušetříme, stejně musíme vydat, jelikož smrt nikomu nic nenechává. Tím, že se budeme šetřit, svět nezachráníme – toho dosáhneme jedině tím, že se vydáme.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 148
The Pursuit of Happiness 
Pleasure, Part 1: Plato’s Gorgias

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Beginning in August of 1999, I gave a series of eight lectures on “The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophies East and West,” Read more …

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Czynnik moralny

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„Człowiek n i e dąży do szczęścia; czyni to tylko Anglik.”—Nietzsche

Najważniejsze pytania metapolityki dotyczą tożsamości, moralności oraz możliwości.

Jak dowodzi Carl Schmitt, polityczność oparta jest na rozróżnieniu pomiędzy „my” a „oni”. Pytanie dotyczące tożsamości brzmi: Kim jesteśmy? Read more …

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Znaczenie filozofii dla zmiany politycznej

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Tytuł tego eseju jest poniekąd mylący, ponieważ zamierzam dowodzić, że filozofia ma znaczenie dla wszelkiej ludzkiej aktywności, nie tylko dla polityki. Filozofia jest nie tylko metapolityczna, ale „meta-wszystko”[1]. Ale wiem, że moi czytelnicy zainteresowani są zmianą polityczną, zatem był to mój wybieg, aby zachęcić Was do lektury. Co więcej, twierdzę, że filozofia nie jedynie znacząca dla życia, ale jest sprawą najwyższej wagi.  Read more …

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Mussolini & Racism, Part 2
The Myth of the New Italy

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Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni), Flying over the Coliseum in a Spiral (Spiraling), 1930

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While race is typically considered a fixed, naturalistic and fatal given, in my book [Synthesis of the Doctrine of Race] I argued a dynamic conception: new races can be formed, while other races may mutate or disappear as a result of internal, spiritual factors, or what I called the “internal race.” As an example, I pointed to the Jewish type, which isn’t derived from an original pure race, but was molded by a millennial tradition; Read more …

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Mussolini & Racism

Renato Bertelli, Profilo continuo di Benito Mussolini

Renato Bertelli, Profilo continuo di Benito Mussolini

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In September of 1941 I was summoned to Palazzo Venezia. I did not imagine that Mussolini himself wanted to speak to me. [Alessandro] Pavolini led me to him and was present during our conversation. Mussolini told me that he had read my work Sintesi di dottrina della razza [Synthesis of the Doctrine of Race], Read more …

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Between Two Lampshades
Michael Enoch Interviews Greg Johnson, Part 3

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Editor’s Note:

What follows is the transcript by V. S. of Michael Enoch’s Between Two Lampshades interview with Greg Johnson on The Right Stuff. You can listen to it here

GJ: There’s another argument that I want to make about laissez-faire capitalism: Read more …

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La filosofía como una Forma de Vida

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Pierre Hadot
Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault
Ed. Arnold I. Davidson, trans. Michael Chase
Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1995

El tema de Pierre Hadot es extenso. Él presenta una nueva forma de entender la naturaleza de la filosofía antigua y cómo deberíamos leerla. Read more …

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

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Pierre Hadot
Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault
Ed. Arnold I. Davidson, trans. Michael Chase
Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1995

Pierre Hadot’s topic is sweeping. He presents a new understanding of the nature of ancient philosophy and how we should read it. Read more …

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El Factor Moral, Parte 2

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Parte 2 de 2 (parte 1 aquí)

“Esta no es ninguna fiesta.
Esta no es ninguna disco.
Esto no es un engaño a todo”
– Talking Heads, “La vida en tiempos de guerra”.

Alternativas al Hombre Burgués

Afortunadamente, no todos los hombres son del tipo burgués. Read more …

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Forzados a ser Libres:
El caso del Paternalismo

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Paternalismo significa tratar a la gente como niños. Los niños carecen de madurez y sabiduría para tomar sus propias decisiones. Por lo tanto necesitan padres – o gente que ejerza el rol paternal – que les diga que hacer y, en ocasiones, forzarlos a hacerlo.

La mayoría de la gente no tiene problema con el paternalismo cuando trata con niños, tanto como con retardados, seniles o insanos. Read more …

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El Factor Moral, Parte 1

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Félicien Rops, “Pornokratès,” 1878

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Traducción por A. Garrido. Enlace original aquí

Parte 1 de 2

“El hombre no lucha por la felicidad, sólo el inglés lo hace”. – Nietzsche

Las preguntas centrales de la metapolítica tratan sobre identidad, moralidad, y posibilidad.

Como Carl Schmitt sostiene, lo político está basado en la distinción entre ellos y nosotros. La pregunta sobre la identidad es: ¿Quiénes somos nosotros? Y: ¿Quiénes no somos? Específicamente, el Nacionalismo Blanco requiere una respuesta a la pregunta: ¿Quién es blanco? y ¿quién no lo es?  Read more …

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Forced to be Free:
The Case for Paternalism

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Paternalism means treating people like children. Children lack the maturity and wisdom to make their own decisions. Thus they need parents — or people playing the paternal role — to tell them what to do and, on occasion, to force them to do it.

Most people have no problem with paternalism when dealing with actual children, as well as the retarded, the senile, and the insane. Read more …

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Agótate a ti mismo, salva al mundo

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Algún momento en 2003, estaba cansado y pensando en dejar el trabajo en un proyecto relacionado con el movimiento. Eran las 2:30 a.m., y no había estado durmiendo bien por un tiempo. Pero entonces una pregunta se me ocurrió: “¿Para qué te estás guardando?” ¿Realmente necesito mi sueño reparador? Read more …

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Spend Yourself, Save the World

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Sometime in 2003, I was feeling tired and thinking of knocking off work on a movement-related project. It was 2:30 a.m., and I had not been sleeping well for a while. But then a question occurred to me: “What are you saving yourself for?” Read more …

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Aiming Higher Than Mere Civilization

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Emericus Durden
Aiming Higher Than Mere Civilization: How Skeptical Nihilism Will Remind Humanity Of Its Long Forgotten Purpose (Emericus Durden Philosophy Series Book 1)
Radical Academic Press, 2014

“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”

— “Frank Costello,” The Departed  Read more …

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Heidegger sobre Nietzsche, Metafísica y Nihilismo

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El tema central de la filosofía de Heidegger tiene un gran número de nombres: el sentido (Sinn) o significado del Ser, la verdad (Wahrheit) del Ser, el claro (Lichtung) del Ser, el “sujeto indefinido”[1] que “da” Ser, y el “Ereignis” (“evento” o “apropiación) del Ser, refiriéndose a la pertenencia mutua del Ser y del hombre.[2] Read more …

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The Metaphysics of Indo-European Tripartition, Part 3
Tripartition in Animals & Nature in General

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Detail from Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany, 1503-1508

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Tripartition in Animals

1. Schad’s Three Systems 

So far I have been applying Indo-European tripartition to the human realm, to political and societal order, to individual and group psychology, to physiognomy, to anatomy, and to sexuality. Read more …

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The Metaphysics of Indo-European Tripartition, Part 2
Tripartition in Human Society, Psychology, & Physiology

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The Judgment of Paris by the Master of the Argonaut Panels, c. 1480,

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Part 2 of 6

1. The Tripartite Human Soul

To begin, the Indo-Europeans traditionally believed that society must be structured in three parts or “functions” because people themselves exhibit three basic soul-types.  Read more …

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The Metaphysics of Indo-European Tripartition, Part 1

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Georges Dumézil

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Author’s Note:

This essay was originally written almost exactly thirteen years ago. I have withheld it from publication for all these years, because I considered the ideas in it a bit too speculative and daring.  Read more …

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Heidegger on Nietzsche, Metaphysics, & Nihilism

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Heidegger’s central philosophical topic has a number of names: the sense (Sinn) or meaning of Being, the truth (Wahrheit) of Being, the clearing (Lichtung) of Being, the “It” that “gives” Being, and the “Ereignis” (“event” or “appropriation”) of Being, referring to the mutual belonging of man and Being.[1] Read more …

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La pertinence de la philosophie pour le changement politique

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Le titre de cet essai est quelque peu trompeur, puisque je vais arguer que la philosophie est pertinente pour tous les efforts humains, pas seulement la politique [1]. La philosophie n’est pas seulement métapolitique, mais méta-tout [2]. Mais je sais que vous vous intéressez au changement politique, donc c’était mon hameçon pour vous faire lire. Read more …

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Pulp Fiction in Czech

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Pulp Fiction Quentina Tarantina se řadí k mým nejoblíbenějším filmům. Nechtěl jsem, aby se mi líbil – původně jsem na něj dokonce ani nechtěl jít. Podle všeho co jsem o něm slyšel, jsem film měl za naprosto nihilistický a dosti odpudivý počin. Pak ale někdo na večírku popsal Pulp Fiction jako film o „velikosti duše na konci historie“, což mě zaujalo, protože jsem zrovna asi po tisící pročítal Platónovu ÚstavuRead more …

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