Tag Archives: populism

Print this post Print this post

National Populism is Here to Stay

5,346 words

This is F. K.’s transcript of an extemporaneous lecture that was delivered at the Blue Awakening Youth Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on February 25, 2019. It has been heavily edited and augmented. I wish to thank the organizers for inviting me to speak.

According to the Left, the peoples of the world are about to join hands and step together into a new age of global government and multicultural harmony under the rule of benevolent, cosmopolitan elites. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 238
Coulter, Conservatives, & Character

161 words / 63:40

To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save link as” or “save target as.”

Read more …

Posted in Counter-Currents Radio | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy in Action

6,981 words

The following is the text of the talk that Counter-Currents editor John Morgan delivered at the American Renaissance conference on May 18, 2019. It is reprinted from the American Renaissance site. The video is included as well.

It’s great to be back here. It’s the first time I’ve been at AmRen since 2014, and of course the world has changed a lot since then. This is why I think it’s timely that I talk about what’s happening in Hungary today, since I spoke about that in 2014 as well, but at that time, Europe’s migrant crisis was nothing more than a twinkle in George Soros’ eye. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

A New & Improved Conservatism?

Sohrab Ahmari

1,898 words

A curious debate erupted within American conservatism last week.

New York Post opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari took aim at Conservative Inc. foolishness, which he dubs “David French-ism,” in a First Things essay. Ahmari, a Persian Catholic convert, argues French-ism makes conservative Christians surrender to the awe-inspiring power of secular liberalism. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Populism & Neo-Thatcherism:
Why Economics is Crucial for the Dissident Right

Jair Bolsonaro

2,003 words

Populism is an oft-discussed topic in political circles of all stripes, and us dissidents tend to look at it as the best chance at present to put any sort of identitarian ideas into the mainstream, or at the very least as the best chance of stopping mass migration. I wrote a report on the state of populism in Europe not long ago for that very reason.

As I said in that article, there is no “fixed” populist platform; merely a handful of ideas that unite parties under the populist label. These are mainly anti-elitism, anti-immigration, and an appeal in some form to disprivileged native populations. Quite often, it is also simply a matter of the media deciding to call someone or some party populist.

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

God Emperor . . . Sargon?

3,166 words

Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad, is a guy who everyone loves to hate. Or rather, everyone would hate Sargon of Akkad if they could. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Why the People Can’t Be Trusted

2,993 words

Yascha Mounk
The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger & How to Save It
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018

The Donald Trump presidency will be fascinating for future students of Jewish power and the integral role Jewish academics play in its maintenance. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Video of the Day
A Recently Rediscovered Speech by Jonathan Bowden!
The Essence of the Right

121 words / 53:52

A long-lost video of a speech that Jonathan Bowden delivered to a meeting of the British National Party in Thringstone, Leicestershire on March 12, 2010 was recently unearthed and given to our friends at the Scandza Forum. We are also presenting it here on the occasion of what would have been his 57th birthday, on April 12. Read more …

Posted in video of the day | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Maxime Bernier & Democratic Dissent

Maxime Bernier

2,230 words

Just a few months ago, I set off on a trip with some members of The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) to attend a rally for Maxime Bernier and the founding of the party. The individuals I shared the ride with were full of excitement and renewed vigor for democratic participation in the political process. The motto to distill the mood can be summarized as, “Finally we can vote on our values and not on cynical strategy!”

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Video of the Day
National Populism is Here to Stay

“Sunrise Over Tallinn,” Alejandro Erickson

54 words / 42:28

The video of Greg Johnson’s speech at the Blue Awakening Youth Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on February 25, 2019, in which he talks about how studies of the factors driving voters towards populism across the world demonstrate that National Populism isn’t going away anytime soon, and will in fact soon become the norm in many countries. Read more …

Posted in video of the day | Also tagged , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Michael Sandel’s Anti-White Populist Strategy to Defeat “Right-Wing Populism”

Michael Sandel

1,999 words

The rise of nationalist populism has shaken the globalist establishment far more than the rise of Islamic radicalism did in the 1990s and after. Muslim terrorism merely encouraged globalists to bring more “moderate” Muslims to the West to show undisturbed confidence in the value of diversity. The more Muslims have bombed the West, the more power “moderate” Muslims have gained by way of grants, affirmative action, spread of businesses, regulations against “Islamophobia,” and endless eulogies about their “indispensable” contributions. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Why White Nationalists Like Andrew Yang

2,697 words

The following text is an interview I gave to a reporter. I don’t know if it will be used, but I made it clear that I would publish the full text at Counter-Currents. Now the whole world can quote from it.

White Nationalists need to understand exactly why I think Andrew Yang is important. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Populism Triumphs in The Netherlands:
Thierry Baudet’s Acceptance Speech

Thierry Baudet on election night, Thursday

2,136 words

Forum for Democracy (FvD) is a Dutch populist party that entered politics in 2017, gaining two seats in our Parliament. In the Senatorial elections this week, they won 13 out of 75 seats, becoming the biggest party in the Senate and the first party to jump from having no Senate seats to becoming the largest, ever. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Republican Workers Party:
A Review

2,403 words

F. H. Buckley
The Republican Workers Party: How the Trump Victory Drove Everyone Crazy, and Why It Was Just What We Needed
New York: Encounter Books, 2018

Any book that celebrates the 2016 election while denying the crucial role that race and ethnonationalism played in the rise of Donald Trump is just asking not to be taken seriously. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The State of European Populism

Viktor Orbán & Matteo Salvini

3,863 words

Since the American Alt Right fell apart, many commentators and outlets which formerly identified as “Alt Right” have started pointing towards European populism as an example to follow, and are often heard to say that the nationalist cause is much further ahead in Europe. As a European, I would like to comment on this, based on the Dutch populist movement, which is relatively strong for a Western European country. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Yellow Vests Have Made the Most French Part of France Visible

473 words

Interviewed by Yann Vallerie; translated by Greg Johnson (The last two questions, on other topics, were omitted.)

The great national debate could be over before it even started.  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Trump vs. the Tyranny of Experts

2,025 words

Salvatore Babones
The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts
Medford, Mass.: Polity Press, 2018

Savatore Babones is an America academic with an appointment in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Unusually for someone in such a position, he has a few good things to say about Donald Trump—or at least about the fact of his election. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

What Populism Isn’t

3,641 words

Jan-Werner Müller
What is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

When a political establishment feels threatened by a growing force like National Populism, Plan A is to defend the establishment and attack its opponents by dispatching middle-brow journalists to sneer and jeer and middle-brow political hacks to construct partisan talking points. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Beyond the Alt Right
Toward a New Nationalism

3,902 words

The Alt Right is dead. But the Alt Right was so useful—and so much fun—that we need to create a replacement for it, the sooner the better.  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Video of the Day
Alain de Benoist on the Yellow Vests Revolution

42 words / 5:52

The founder and primary thinker of the French New Right, Alain de Benoist, discusses his view of the ongoing Yellow Vests movement in France and their significance for French politics during his visit to Budapest, Hungary last week. In French with English subtitles.

Posted in video of the day | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Le Peuple, C’est Moi

3,158 words

Jan-Werner Müller
What Is Populism?
Penguin, 2017

Jan-Werner Müller, a native of Germany, is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and the author of several previous books. The present study of populism was published in 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and quickly reprinted in a popular paperback format by Penguin Books in the UK Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Whatever Happens, the Yellow Vests Have Already Won

1,390 words

Interviewed by Yann Vallerie; translated by Greg Johnson

Breizh-info.com: First of all, how do you analyze the events of these recent weekends?

What I find most striking is, first of all, the continuity of the movement. While the government expected the pressure to ease, it has not. It is the fruit of an extraordinary determination, to which is added a surprising maturity.  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

A Globalist Struggles to Explain the Failure of Globalism

1,483 words

Ian Bremmer
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
Portfolio/Penguin, 2018

Glancing through the blurbs on the back of Ian Bremmer’s new bestseller, one finds the Secretary-General of the UN, a managing director of the IMF, a co-chairman of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the President of the International Rescue Committee, and Larry Summers: not a lineup one would expect to find endorsing a bold challenge to conventional thinking. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Populism in its Pure Form

1,025 words

Interview by Nicolas Gauthier

Translated by Greg Johnson

Boulevard Voltaire: For about ten days now, France has been living in the era of the yellow vests, and opinions about it are already piling up. Flash in the pan or groundswell?  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Rise & Fall of South Park, Part 2
South Park in the Age of Trump

Canadian Donald Trump from “Where My Country Gone?”

3,175 words

Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Matt and Trey: Never Trumpers

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election, and the next evening, South Park had an episode about it. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Rise & Fall of South Park, Part 1
South Park Conservatism

3,991 words

Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Novelist Robert Anton Wilson once famously said, “It only takes twenty years for a liberal to become a conservative with changing a single idea.”  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

A Mainstream Primer on Populism

1,973 words

John B. Judis
The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
New York: Columbia Global Reports, 2016

Following the collapse of the Warsaw Pact in 1989 and, two years later, of the Soviet Union itself, there was a widespread sense in the West that the free market had conclusively vindicated itself Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Now in Audio Version!
British Politics Today:
Optimism, Pessimism, & Realism

Theresa May trying (and failing) to be the multicultural Dancing Queen, a clear case of too much optimism.

3,745 words / 25:20

To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp4, right-click here and choose “save link as” or “save target as.” To subscribe to the CC podcast RSS feed, click here.

Counter-Currents readers may be familiar with the name Tai Lopez. Tai Lopez runs commercials which regularly appear on YouTube. He is a self-made millionaire and latter-day preacher of the “God helps those who help themselves” school of economics: Read more …

Posted in Counter-Currents Radio, North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Notes on Revolution in Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day

1,088 words

Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day is a highly imaginative and entertaining novel that reflects a long and deep immersion in the online world of White Nationalism, from the best of it to the worst and all shades in between.

I don’t have much to add to the reviews of Adjustment Day by Jef Costello and James O’Meara, so I wish to focus here on some of Palahniuk’s thoughts about how an ethnonationalist revolution might occur, and how it might go wrong.  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
& Charles Krafft Auction Update

Plan B: Co-opting & Subverting Nationalism

1,038 words

In the last week, we have received 26 donations totaling $4,234.33 for which we are enormously grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 104 donations totaling $16,547.27. So we are almost one quarter of the way there. See below for new incentives to give.

* * *

Some readers have asked what’s my next project now that The White Nationalist Manifesto is finished and going to press. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Our Titles

    The White Nationalist Manifesto

    From Plato to Postmodernism

    The Gizmo

    Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch's CENSORED Guide to the Movies

    Toward a New Nationalism

    The Smut Book

    The Alternative Right

    My Nationalist Pony

    Dark Right: Batman Viewed From the Right

    The Philatelist

    Novel Folklore

    Confessions of an Anti-Feminist

    East and West

    Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come

    White Like You

    The Homo and the Negro, Second Edition

    Numinous Machines

    The World in Flames

    Venus and Her Thugs

    Cynosura

    North American New Right, vol. 2

    You Asked For It

    More Artists of the Right

    Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics

    Rising

    The Importance of James Bond

    In Defense of Prejudice

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (2nd ed.)

    The Hypocrisies of Heaven

    Waking Up from the American Dream

    Green Nazis in Space!

    Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country

    Heidegger in Chicago

    The End of an Era

    Sexual Utopia in Power

    What is a Rune? & Other Essays

    Son of Trevor Lynch's White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    The Lightning & the Sun

    The Eldritch Evola

    Western Civilization Bites Back

    New Right vs. Old Right

    Lost Violent Souls

    Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations

    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles

    Reuben

    The Node

    A Sky Without Eagles

    The Way of Men

    The New Austerities

    Morning Crafts

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Asatru: A Native European Spirituality

    The Lost Philosopher

    Impeachment of Man

    Gold in the Furnace

    Defiance