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Démocrature:
Nazi Concept Welcomed into French Language

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It’s that time of year. The French dictionaries Le Petit Larousse and Le Petit Robert (don’t ask me why they are called “petit,” they are huge) are adding various neologisms and foreign loanwords to our beloved langue de Céline.

My interest was particularly piqued by the following new entry:  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 219
The Populist Wave in Europe

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Revolution is in the Air

Members of the West Ohio Minutemen Militia outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016.

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Is it idle, or at least premature, to talk about “revolution from the Right”? Whether it is or is not, that is exactly what leaders of the Right have been talking about for some years, from Pat Buchanan’s “Middle American Revolution” and his imagery of the “Buchanan Brigades” and peasants with pitchforks rebelling against “King George,” to Newt Gingrich and his now-forgotten jabber about the “Republican Revolution.” Read more …

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Suicide of the Right

Republican leaders in 1996, including Bob Dole (center), Jack Kemp (to Dole’s right), and Patrick Buchanan (far right).

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After spending several weeks in deep hugger-mugger at the Republican Party platform committee this summer, the leaders of the Right wing of the GOP emerged triumphant. Their deeply beloved and totally useless Human Life Amendment was reaffirmed. Read more …

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Bannon:
Orbán was Trump before Trump

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The following report was published on May 24 at the Hungary Report Website. A video of Bannon’s talk in Budapest is here. Read more …

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The Buchanan Victory

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Whether a full-scale nuclear war between modern superpowers would last quite as long as the three-week blitzkrieg among this year’s candidates for the Republican presidential nomination is an intriguing question that neither military nor political scientists seem to have asked, but whatever the answer, a duel with nuclear weapons might well be less bloodthirsty than the GOP’s recent shoot-out at the OK Corral of American democracy. Read more …

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Europe’s Dams are Cracking: A Review

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Konrad Windisch, ed.
Europas Dämme bersten: Ursachen, Hintergründe und Folgen des Flüchtlings-Tsunamis
Pähl: Hohe Warte, 2017 Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Seven:
The Buchanan Revolution, Part II

Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ross Perot at a 1992 presidential debate

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Perhaps the greatest irony of the periodic political revolutions that occur in American democracy is that most of the voters who make them possible have not the foggiest notion of what they are doing. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt won the White House by running on a platform that promised to balance the budget and reduce the scale and power of the federal government, and there is no doubt that most of the Americans who sent him to Washington supported him simply because of the desperate economic straits in which they found themselves and their country, not because of any passion they shared with him for the socialist and internationalist experiments that he and his brood immediately imposed. Read more …

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Video of the Day
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán’s March 15, 2018 Address

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s address to the nation on March 15 of this year, with English subtitles. March 15 is a national holiday commemorating Hungary’s revolt against the Hapsburgs in the 1848 Revolution. Orbán voices his opposition to Brussels and the other forces which he sees as instigating Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis ahead of Sunday’s national elections.

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Principalities & Powers, Part Five:
The Buchanan Revolution

Patrick Buchanan in 1992

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Nothing churns the entrails of the professional democracy priesthood more than the rancid taste of a little real democracy. Since one of the main dishes on the 1992 political menu has been a generous serving of authentic popular rebellion, the sages have spent a good part of the last year lurching for their lavatories. Read more …

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Steven Pinker’s Anti-Enlightenment Attack on White Identitarians

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Steven Pinker
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
New York: Viking, 2018

Pinker “Loathes” White Identitarians

With the publication of Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker has decisively established himself as the foremost public intellectual in the United States. Read more …

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On French Politics, Populism, Trump, Hungary, & Being a Right-wing Intellectual

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Translated by Garrett Deasy

The following is an interview with Alain de Benoist that was published by the Hungarian magazine Mandiner on November 4, 2017. It was translated from the original French. Read more …

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Bolivia: The Left’s Penultimate Stronghold in South America

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Despite the domino effect of the collapse of socialism across the South American continent in the twenty-first century, one regime (notwithstanding Venezuela) keeps going without showing any signs of stepping aside. What is the key to its strength and why has it not suffered the same fate as its neighbors?

Furthermore, why do I call it the penultimate and not the last socialist regime? Read more …

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Interjú Greg Johnsonnal

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English original here

A szerkesztő megjegyzése:

Ha csak most ismerkedik a Counter-Currents internetes folyóirattal, kitűnő kiindulási pont az alábbi interjú, amelyet Laura Raim francia marxista újságíró készített Greg Johnsonnal. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 213
Populism: Beyond Left & Right?
Alain de Benoist’s The Populist Moment

The faces of European populism today: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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Alain de Benoist
Le Moment Populiste: Droite-Gauche c’est Fini!
Paris: Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, 2017 Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 210
Interview with Michael Walker

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Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Michael Polignano reconvene for a new weekly Counter-Currents Radio podcast. This week, we interview author and founder of the British New Right magazine The Scorpion, Michael Walker. Read more …

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The Sound of Music:
The Outcome of the Austrian Elections

Sebastian Kurz

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One of the few things which can be stated with any certainty about the consequences of the recent Austrian elections on October 15 is that they are unpredictable, both for Austria and for European politics. The hard Left is out of parliament, the Social Democrats are in disarray, the anti-immigration course of the conservatives under a new, young leader has reaped dividends, and the “far Right” FPÖ has entered a coalition government. Read more …

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Going Somewhere?
A Review of David Goodhart’s The Road to Somewhere

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David Goodhart
The Road to Somewhere: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics
London: Penguin, 2017 Read more …

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Not Going Gentle into That Good Night:
A Review of Two Books on Brexit, Part Two

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)


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Not Going Gentle into That Good Night:
A Review of Two Books on Brexit, Part One

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)


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Oscar Wilde in America

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Roy Morris, Jr.
Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013

Oscar Wilde arrived in America in January 1882 as a young man of 27. Over the course of the next eleven months he would travel 15,000 miles across the country, delivering a total of 140 lectures primarily on the English Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the decorative arts. Read more …

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Our Sheep Are the Best

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Now and then I encounter fellow travelers who have become fed up with our movement due to what they perceive as the incorrigible stupidity of white people. Let us take stock. Whites are on a fast track to being replaced by some other people (in Europe by black and Arab Muslims, in America by mestizos). Their culture is literally being torn down all around them. Read more …

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Understanding Brexit:
A Review of The Bad Boys of Brexit

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Arron Banks
The Bad Boys of Brexit: Tales of Mischief, Mayhem & Guerrilla Warfare in the EU Referendum Campaign 
London: Biteback Publishing, 2017

When I was asked last year by the German-language weekly Junge Freiheit to contribute to their “portrait” series with a piece on Arron Banks, I was in the embarrassing position of having to admit that I had never heard of him. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 199
Leveraging Social Decline

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Greg Johnson talks to Rob Kievsky about different strategies for living well in the Kali Yuga, Read more …

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Between Capital & Archaic Socialism

Jean-Claude Michéa

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Jean-Claude Michéa
Notre Ennemi, le Capital
Paris: Climats, 2016

Following the election of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, there was a flood of YouTube clips of Clinton supporters, mostly female, throwing tantrums of biblical proportions (the reader will know the sort of thing: he rent his garments and covered himself with sackcloth, etc.) which afforded this writer both amusement and bewilderment. The tearful outbursts of grief were without insight or intelligence of any kind, with one exception. Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviewed

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Editor’s Note:

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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The Brexit Precedent

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Direct democracy is usually not favored by those whose priority is stability. An appeal to the voters to decide on specific issues has the virtue of cutting short party division on the issue in question but is notorious for exacerbating old cross-party divisions. The first referendum in Britain was in 1973 and the first nationwide referendum in 1975. Read more …

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Does Hope Lie in the Proles?

Thomas Hart Benton, Coal, 1930

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Author’s Note:

This talk was given at the Fourth Meeting of the Northwest Forum on Saturday, June 24th. I want to thank everyone who organized and attended this event.  

Does hope lie in the proles, as Winston Smith asserts in Nineteen Eighty-Four? Read more …

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In Defense of “Losers”

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Originally, I had planned for this essay to be a response to Jack Donovan’s still relatively recent essay, “Why I Am Not a White Nationalist.” However, I’ve decided that this essay would work better if thought of as an extended discussion of a couple of the topics raised by Donovan’s essay, rather than as another open letter response aimed at Donovan himself. Read more …

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Thriving in the Populist Matrix

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Five hundred years ago this year (2017), Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door of Wittenberg. It was not the first time that theologians and teachers had protested against certain doctrines and dogma of the Roman Church. There had been, to take two notable examples preceding Luther, John Wycliffe and Jan Hus. Read more …

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